a psychological inhibition preventing a writer from proceeding with a piece

Edgar is an author disturbed by his thoughts of failure. He has started writing his novel numerous times but has discarded his work each and every time. Why does he keep doing this? Why does he work so hard only to scrap everything?

Play as Edgar in this game about exploring writer's block. Join him as he pushes aside obstacles along the way to finish his novel and flees from the doubts haunting his mind.

Writer's Block was created for the Ludum Dare39 Compo  in 48 hours. The theme was "Running out of power". It placed 23rd in Innovation and 25th in Mood (and 492nd in fun which is kind of the point with a writer's block ;) )

Use WASD or the Left Stick to move around.
Sprint by using SPACE or the A Button on your controller.
When you sprint or face your doubts you lose tint. The more tint you've lost the slower you are. You also lose tint slowly over time.

Help me finish this story!


Writer's Block_Mac.zip 27 MB
Writer's Block_Linux.zip 31 MB
Writer's Block_Windows.zip 24 MB