A downloadable game for Windows

Pox is a text-based sci-fi RPG of sorts.
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Note: Pox is on an indefinite hiatus


Pox is a game that focuses on your own choices for living. Everything is left more-or-less open-ended so you can decide how you want to live your new life. Will you work and try to keep yourself out of debt? Will you let your services default and shut yourself off in isolation inside your cold, dark apartment? Will you make friends who care about you, or will you push people away and garner their resentment? Everything is up to you.


200 years in the future, the sprawling city-planet of Pox is the hub of all interplanetary commerce and culture. It's beauty can only be experienced in person, and opportunity awaits any and all that visit it's surface. ....At least, that's what the travel ads always say.

On your 18th birthday, you decide to move out of your parents' house and make your own way in the universe. You bought a ticket with the money you've saved up, and set out to start a new life on Pox. But things just don't seem to go your way. Pretty soon you find that the acclaimed "Paradise Planet" is definitely not what it's hyped up to be.


No installation is necessary to play Pox. Simply download the .zip archive and extract it to a location of your choosing. It is recommended that you do not extract the archive to Program Files, as it's a protected directory and may cause complications.

To update the game, download the latest version and extract it to the existing game directory, overwriting any files when prompted.

StatusIn development
Release date Apr 10, 2019
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
GenreInteractive Fiction
Made withTwine
TagsCyberpunk, Sci-fi, Text based
Code licenseGNU General Public License v3.0 (GPL)
Asset licenseCreative Commons Attribution_ShareAlike v4.0 International
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LinksBlog, Community, Support, Twitter

Install instructions

Unzip and run the executable. Game runs in a windowed mode.


Pox ( [Win32] 68 MB
Version 1 Jan 17, 2020
Pox ( [Win64] 75 MB
Version 1 Jan 17, 2020

Development log

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Are there any plans for a Linux version ?


Since I recently switched up the way I create the downloadable builds, I shouldn’t have any problems creating a Linux release! It’s worth noting however that Pox is currently on hold until I flesh out the direction of it a bit more.

I'm just happy you're open to the idea. I wish you the best of luck regardless !


Thank you very much! 


Though it is only beginning, your game got some hooking charm. Dig your writing style and can't wait for more! Keep up good work.

Such high praise! Right now all of the text content is just a first pass so that I can continue building up the game's story framework. I'll be going back over and rewriting some scenes and adding a lot more detail later on. Nonetheless, I'm ecstatic that you enjoy my writing! Thank you so very much for the feedback!


It starts out pretty well, even if there's not a bunch of content yet. I'd love to see where it goes!

Thank you so much! There's a ton of work ahead and I'm absolutely certain that this is going to be a long project, but hearing this really makes me want to push forward and put more time into it! If you have any suggestions or feedback at any point, please feel free to let me know!