A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

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Short Walk to the A Train is a conversation simulator where instead of picking what each character says, you pick who talks next. You guide the conversation of two strangers as they chat about life, love, and everything in between and witness small talk transform into genuine conversation.



for this version of the game please play with a controller!

select which character says the next time by pressing the corresponding bumper:

right bumper - character on the right will speak

left bumper - character on the left will speak

if a character ever says "..." they've run out of things to say for now, so have the other character talk!

i hope you enjoy!!! 

PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

ShortWalkWindowsHiPlayer.zip 45 MB
ShortWalktotheATrainMac.app.zip 48 MB


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Really loved this. I got on a Linklater kick about a year ago and spent the better part of the last year wondering how to capture his off-the-cuff/naturalistic/rhythmic dialog in a game but could never figure anything out that worked the way I wanted. But this is such a smart way to center the rhythm and chemistry of a conversation! Not knowing exactly what a character would say or how letting them speak would effect the conversation also created this beautiful, subtle tension around my place in the discussion that really worked. Anyways really wonderful game, and excited for the full release! :)

(P.S. for some reason on my xbox controller I had to press "select" and "start" instead of "left-" and "right-bumper," but maybe that's just a weird quirk with my desktop lol)


Thanks so much for the kind words and the heads up about the controller issue! It's so cool to hear other people are thinking about the same design question I have been racking my brain with over the last year :D