A downloadable short story adaptation for Windows, macOS, and Linux

A short atmospheric game about the meaning of life.

This is an adaptation of Andy Weir's short story, with permission of the author. It tries to be as close to the original material as possible, while offering an immersive interactive experience, with minimal 3D visuals and a dynamic ambient soundtrack.

If you like the game, share it! It's meant to be free, and freely distributed. You can also try A Road to Awe, for a similar atmosphere, and RPG in a Box, the game engine.

The original short story was translated in many languages, and I'd like the game to offer the same diversity, but it's difficult to get in touch with each translator individually.

Feel free to contact me on Twitter or with this contact form if you want to provide a translation in your language.

You can read the original story here (SPOILERS!)

More information

Published35 days ago
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date35 days ago
Tags3D, ambient, Atmospheric, Minimalist, Non violent, Short, Story Rich, Surreal, Time Travel, Voxel
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesEnglish, French
AccessibilityOne button

Install instructions

Unzip the file and launch game_launcher.exe for Windows, game_launcher.sh for Linux, or The Egg.app for Mac.


the-egg-win-linux-mac-stable.zip (65 MB)


Log in with your itch.io account to leave a comment.

That was a crazy expereince

Hello! How to contact you by email about it? :)

Hi, try i dot love dot spam at lectronice dot com.


This game was fantastic with an amazing ending. Had a little glitch but no problems still a great game :)