Hello. Welcome to our game.
How to Win is an anarchic adventure game where anyone who plays can decide the rules of the world, and which direction our story goes.
In the summer of 2020, we asked our players what the rules of our game should be, and if they could imagine a world in which everyone could win.
We were given hundreds of suggestions and ideas, and we put the best ones to a public vote.
Whatever they decided, WHATEVER it was, that was the world we made next.
Winning suggestions included:
- Make the Most Money in the World
- Invest all our money in a potato-based pyramid scheme.
- Slay the Billionaire Dragon
- Brand new character: The Great Elephant of the North
- Brand new character: A monster drawn by a 5-year-old
- RAISE THE KRAKEN
- stealth ninja style
- Take over the media and spread propaganda.
- Run away and join the circus.
The result was… chaos.
All chapters of How to Win are currently playable in browser through the HOME, Manchester website. A remastered compilation of all chapters will also be releasing on Steam in Spring 2021.
Explore the world we made, find out how it ended… then tell us what to do different in Season Two.
Whatever you decide, that’s what happens next.
Created by multi-award winning theatre company Hidden Track, and indie game dev Cael O’Sullivan. Commissioned by Harrogate Theatres and HOME, Manchester.