Some images from Below, a piece of interactive fiction written by Chris Gardiner and illustrated by me.

Below is a story-driven, dungeon-delving RPG card game you can play in your browser. It combines the old-school delights of exploration, looting treasure and subterranean peril with rich storytelling. In Below, your life in the world above is as important as your adventures beneath it. Only a fool risks their life for a fistful of gold – but would you do it to protect your family? To drive the invaders from your home? For revenge?

Below draws on the sources that inspired the grand tradition of dungeons in gaming. The grim halls of Moria. Beowulf’s grisly battle in Grendel’s lair. Theseus daring the Minotaur in the Labyrinth at Knossos. Le Guin’s Tombs of Atuan.

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