Winter's Heart is both(either) a heartwarming story of the solstice and an exploration of what waits for us in the cold dark.

It should work directly in any desktop browser, but is best played in full screen mode. If you're reading on a mobile device or encounter any display problems, try the optimised version at

Instead of sending lots of gifts and greetings cards this year, I made this short interactive story and gave the money I saved to mutual aid funds and a couple of charities (SOS Méditerranée refugee rescue at sea and Fondation 30 Millions d'Amis animal welfare).

I've provided links above in case anyone's feeling generous, but please don't feel pressured to give. I know finances are tight at this time of year. I hope you enjoy the interactive story, either way.

If you're interested in elements like the wholesome/unwholesome mode switch, that should hopefully be appearing in a future tutorial project.

May the coming year treat you well, and may all the shadows you meet be comforting ones.

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Blimey, 'Wholesome' and 'Unwholesome' are one way of describing the alternate versions I suppose, ha!

Never the less, I really liked it! Well done!

Thank you! That's so nice to hear.