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Sweet Potato Press

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Companions’ Tale

Companions’ Tale is a story and mapmaking game. The players take on the roles of Companions and tell the story of a hero. The hero is a cipher who is viewed through the opinionated lens of the Companions that the players control. Create the Hero’s journey and learn: Who is your hero?

Now on Kickstarter!

Love Commander

A human commander and a motley crew of aliens must unite to save the universe. Along the way, they’ll reveal secrets, gain each others’ trust, and maybe start an ill-considered romance. By the way, you have an hour. A card-driven story-game.

Coming soon to PAX 2016

Loga et Dus

A crime procedural set in a novel pseudo-renaissance city governed by a unique set of legal practitioners who must cooperate to solve major crimes. A hack of Lady Blackbird. (Coauthored with Jeremy Morgan.)

Previously available in the Epimas 2017 bundle

The Dance and the Dawn

A game for 3-5 players, played over a chessboard. One player plays the part of the Narrator (and will control the Duke and Queen, as well as several Lords), and the other players will each control one of the Ladies. The game is a bit of a fairy tale and a bit of a puzzle: each Lady is trying to determine the character of the various Lords, and must pick one at the end of the game.

Driving to Reunion

An inter-generational game about four Black women trying to understand each other, as they drive back for college reunion. Part of the #Feminism anthology: "Written by feminists from eleven different countries, #Feminism offers bite-sized takes on contemporary feminist issues. Each of the 34 nano-games in this collection requires between three and five participants, simple (if any) props, and up to an hour of play time."

Space Hunters

A bounty hunting expansion to the Vast & Starlit collection of microgames about space-faring rogues. In just over 500 words, you’ll establish thematic tones of Gravity and Velocity as you follow your bounty hunters through new quarries, new plots, and new dangers.

Previously available at conventions.

Sweet News

Upcoming Conventions and Crowdfunding

Feb 15, 2017

We've launched our Companion’s Tale Kickstarter! We can't wait to pring this game to the world.

You can find both of us at Dreamation 2017 (February 16 – 19 in Morristown, NJ). Laura will be running Companion's Tale, and Dev will be running Love Commander (which will be out soon!). We'll have new prototypes with us, so come visit.

About Us

Laura Simpson

Laura Simpson is the author of Driving to Reunion and Companions’ Tale (forthcoming). With her expertise in interaction design and interactive art, Laura brings a formal design process and a dedication to frequent iteration to her game projects.

Dev Purkayastha

Dev Purkayastha is the author of The Dance and the Dawn and Love Commander (forthcoming). Dev’s work draws upon a variety of inspirational source material, such as music, melodrama, space opera and video game culture.