Alice Is Missing: A Silent Role Playing Game

Note: This session is being run by the designer Spenser Starke.

Alice Is Missing is a silent role playing game about the disappearance of a teenage girl in a small, Northern California town. During the game, players only communicate using their phones, sending text messages to each other as they unearth clues about what happened to Alice. Played over 90 minutes, the experience drops you into the town of Silent Falls and the lives of the people who live there as you investigate clues and solve mysteries-- until the game comes to an emotional and climactic end. With a full-length licensed soundtrack and a structured narrative that unravels solely at the hands of the players, Alice Is Missing is an immersive experience designed to to be played in one session and without the need for a gamemaster.

Media Touchstones: Life Is Strange, Gone Home, Oxenfree, Firewatch, Searching

This game requires the use of a smart phone that has the ability to send text messages and/or download the Discord app.

Pre-game communication will occur over email. Google Meet and Roll 20 (and possibly Discord) will be used during the session.

Content and Trigger Warnings:
Alice Is Missing inherently deals with topics of tense family dynamics, death, grief, helplessness, loss, and violence.

Session will last up to 3 1/2 hours. We will be using the X-Card and Lines & Veils for safety during the game.

Saturday, May 23, 2020 12:00 AMSaturday, May 23, 2020 3:30 AM Session Link


That sounds intense! I would be interested in reading about the experience if anyone would like to post about it afterwards. It is a Very interesting premise.

Just signed up! This is my first gauntlet play session, and I’m usually pretty nervous about remote play, but I love so many of these touchstones, I couldn’t pass it up!