Ataraxia is a neighbourhood simulator in text adventure form. Inspired by folk horror, mystery and landscape narratives, you play as a newly-arrived traveller on a remote island.
Explore the world. Settle into your new home. Meet the neighbours. Go foraging. Have visions in the night. Grow fruit. Hunt a monster. Fall in love. Solve long-forgotten mysteries. Make contact with a strange and ancient entity in the woods. Fill your bookshelves. Adopt a cat.Explore 4 unique regionsDiscover 9 different storylinesPursue friendship or romance with NPCsForage materials, grow plants, craft items and moreUncover the island's lore and secrets
Ataraxia is free to play, but you can leave a tip if you like. Testers reported playthroughs lasting anywhere from 2 to 8 hours (a lot of this will depend on player choice and reading speed), with an average of around 5. Built in Twine.
Content warnings available from the title screen (click 'Credits & Content').
Cover illustration by Lauren Reisfeld ()