A downloadable anthology for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Seven years ago, five heroes were brought together to save the world. Their success came at the cost of their leader's life; the secret behind it cost them their friendship.

Now they've been summoned for a new heroic quest.

if not us is about the moment when they realise everything isn't going to be okay.


if not us is splendid; wonderful...it's five eulogies and five broken hearts, and again, and again. I cannot recommend it enough. @demanrisu

An ambitious and sprawling collection of games...[if not us] is unique among IF.  ★★★★★ - MathBrush


  • Five short stories from five alternate timelines, each from the perspective of a different character and with new insight into the overarching narrative.
  • Each story has its own style of interaction: watch your life flash before your eyes, write a letter to your loved ones, plead your case, or just stand still and think for a while.
  • Some of our heroes may yet turn away from their deadly fates, some may succumb, and some may need convincing.
  • Nearly 30,000 words of branching narratives.
  • The stories in the anthology can be played in any order, but you might find yourself revisiting one or two later with new insight.
  • I hope you like dramatic irony.
  • And big women with horns.

if not us is free, but donors of $3 or more get access to the making of if not us - a 20 page PDF booklet which includes concept art, planning notes, flowcharts, Twine maps, and mechanics discussions.


Director/writer/programmer: ruqiyah @pettyantics

Character design & art: @hiimshiny

Editing: saf @wanderlustin

Trailer music is "Requiem of the radboy" by Memphre.

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Click download now to get access to the following files:

if not us - Linux32 (v1.15) 96 MB
if not us - Linux64 (v1.15) 93 MB
if not us - OSX64 (v1.15) 365 MB
if not us - Win32 (v1.15) 93 MB
if not us - Win64 (v1.15) 103 MB
the making of if not us.pdf 21 MB
if you pay $3 USD or more

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