The Yawhg

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The Yawhg
Composer(s) Halina Heron
Platform(s) Windows
Release 30 May 2013
Genre(s) Role-playing, adventure
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

The Yawhg is a role-playing adventure game created by Damian Sommer and Emily Carroll. The game was released for Windows in May 2013.


The Yawhg is a one- to four-player choose-your-own-adventure game that randomizes the story every time it is played. Players must decide how they will spend their time over the course of six weeks leading up to a supernatural storm. The players’ actions will decide the fate of the post-storm community.[1]

Development and release[edit]

The Yawhg was originally developed when Damian Sommer and Emily Carroll were paired up for TIFF Nexus’ Comics vs. Games showcase. After being received well at the showcase, the pair decided to release the game online.[1]


At the 2014 Independent Games Festival, The Yawhg was nominated for awards in the categories "Excellence in Audio" and "Excellence in Narrative".[2] It also received Honourable Mentions for "Excellence in Visual Art" and "Grand Prize".[3]


  1. ^ a b "The Yawhg Press Page". Retrieved 2017-05-12. 
  2. ^ Alexander, Leigh (29 January 2014). "Road to the IGF: Damian Sommer and Emily Carroll's The Yawhg". Gamasutra. UBM. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "The Yawhg on Steam". Retrieved 2017-05-12. 

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