A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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"Big Rock Candy Mountain? El Dorado? The place over the hill where they say the water tastes just like the sweetest wine?"

Travel the Depression-Era United States, laboring to pay off a debt by learning the true stories of 16 signature characters across a wide range of American experience from migrant workers to a traveling preacher to a Navajo woman forcibly relocated on the Long Walk.

"This whole land's built on stories; it's one big story, America is."

As you explore, you'll encounter strange and unsettling things: slices of a country built on dust clouds and murky dreams, where the folk tales are bleeding through. You'll carry those tales with you, swapping them round campfires to make the cast of characters open up to you and share their own stories.

"The greatest stories are the true ones; the ones people will tell you about their own lives."

The stories you share will return to you along your journey, changed in the telling as they've made their way around the country. As you meet the characters time and again on your travels, they will grow to trust you and, hopefully, share their true selves with you. Only by learning all their real stories can you pay off your debt.

"I hope you find what you're looking for."

A NOTE: Due to Apple's changes to Mac development in the past few years, I can no longer support the Mac version of the game. I have left it up here in the hopes that it may still work for some people, but the onerous requirements have really destroyed my ability to update it for new versions. I'm sorry :-(

Good Shepherd Games
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date Feb 28, 2018
Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
(51 total ratings)
AuthorDim Bulb Games
TagsExploration, Narrative, sting, Story Rich, Third Person, Voice Acting
Average sessionA few hours
LanguagesGerman, English, French, Russian
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Xbox controller
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Buy Now$19.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $19.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Where the Water Tastes Like Wine - Windows (64bit) 2.5 GB
Version 50
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine - Linux 2.6 GB
Version 53
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine - Mac 2.5 GB
Version 51
Where the Water Tastes Like Wine - Windows (32bit) 2.5 GB
Version 51