A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

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A sparse work of interactive fiction about memory, repetition, loss, and sandwiches. Above all, it's about the descent.

"Alex Kriss' surreal Twine text adventure Progression is strange... It's also creative. Frustrating. Evocative. Punishing. Mocking? ... Progression is well worth your time." -Jayisgames

"...a beautifully and very carefully written tale of two brothers' descent into an ancient structure." -PC Gamer

"Browser Pick" -IndieGames

"Guys I have been addicted to this game for a week now BE CAREFUL IT WILL CONSUME YOUR WORK LIFE" -David Sims, senior associate editor at The Atlantic

Featured in the 2014 Playing the Game festival in Milan, Italy

Interview with Literary Video Games (includes spoilers)

What's in the Special Edition?

The full game... with tweaks, updates, and improvements based on player feedback. This version is only available as part of the S.E. and cannot be found elsewhere online.

Twine source file... for those who want to delve into every nook and cranny, or want to use Progression as a reference for their own game. (Compatible with Twine 1.4.2)

A Great Man... a stand-alone text adventure based on a short story by the surreal horrorist Roland Topor. Not available anywhere else!

Who made Progression?

Alex Kriss is a clinical psychologist and writer based in New York. He maintains a private practice in downtown Manhattan and occasionally writes pieces for Kill Screen. The best way to get in touch is on Twitter @alexmkriss.

Not sure you're ready to part with two bucks?

No worries! You can still play the original Progression for free here.


Buy Now$1.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $1.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Progression (Special Edition) 149 kB
Progression (source) 106 kB
Progression (change log) 68 kB
A Great Man 200 kB