How Do You Know?  is a narrative puzzle game where a girl named Nova tries to help her friend Madeline realize she's being abused by her friends. Doing so isn't easy, but luckily Nova gets a bit of help along the way.

The concept of How Do You Know? was a finalist  for the Jennifer Ann's Group Gaslighting Game Design challenge. 

Use any key to make the text proceed.
Use the arrow keys to move your hand.
Use the mouse to rearrange the text and choose options.


The game is a little janky at times like during the puzzle scenes.

During any text message scenes you may need to scroll down ( with two fingers) to see the current message being typed out.


Programming and design done by @Gensuta
Background Art done by:@darcelisg
Character Sprites and UI art done by: @fwutepawnch
Music Done by: @itanriqui
Writing done by @kirij0


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Really nice story! I liked the art in the game, it was really good. The music also created a really great atmosphere. One thing I would've wanted was to be able to see what the final message was before they continued talking, when all the words were correct it instantly just continued and I didn't have time to read the whole message. Other than that I really enjoyed the story and characters :D

I don't know if you've heard of Game Development World Championship before (gdwc2019) but it's a competition for indie game developers where they can submit their games and it's free! It's great if you want some more visibility for the game and it only takes a couple of minutes to join :)

I know this was made for a game jam and won't be taken back to work on it but for future reference I think you should have a better transition between each shot/scene/segment + a bit of a tutorial on how the puzzle thing worked? i didnt figure it out until half way.