Silverstring Media
Based in Vancouver, BC

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An expedition into the Horncrag Mountains. A strange structure built into the rock. Esoteric images carved into the stone. Not enough context to tell what they mean. How will you interpret them? What can you learn from this place? What will you tell your patron? Play as Kiiran the glib worldly adventurer, Meklit, the mystic spellweaver, or Shae Ohk-Qamar, the verbose academic.


Narthex is a visual novel, built using Ren'Py, and developed during the 2018 Global Game Jam. It is a stand alone story set in the Flowforged Universe created by Lucas J.W. Johnson, Founder and Studio Director of Silverstring Media. Other installments of Flowforged currently available include Azrael's Stop, Stories and Smoke, and Flow Weaver VR.


  • Choose between one of three distinct explorers, each with their own adventure!
  • Features original artwork by Kim Parker
  • Soundtrack composed by Devin Vibert


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Narthex at GGJ 2018

Global Game Jam

About Silverstring Media

Silverstring Media is a game and narrative design studio in Vancouver, BC, crafting original games and providing services in digital place-making and storytelling. We are world-builders. We strive to push the boundaries of digital media, narratives, and architectural experiences, experimenting with form and content. Our aim is to bring diversity and hope to our stories and culture. Our team offers diverse expertise in storytelling, game design, architecture, production, writing, mobile and casual games, transmedia practices, narrative and experience design, music, and location-based experiences.

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Narthex Credits

Lucas J.W. Johnson
Writing, Design, and Programming

Claris Cyarron
Writing, PESCII Art, and Deisgn

Keith Reynolds
Writing and Deisgn

Kim Parker

Devin Vibert

Murray Cameron Smith

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