Logo of Cautionary Tale by Watercress and several collaborators

Cautionary Tale

A parable about agency, and how three people choose to navigate it.

The three tales, each unique in their own right:

Beyond Yesterday's Grasp

"When she is given a full scholarship to a prestigious boarding school, Alex Kartha feels hopeful for the first time since the accident that killed her parents and took her forearm. However, she soon realizes that old challenges cannot be easily ignored. Will you solve the mystery of Artemis Hall? Or will you turn away from your duty and value your life?"

Let Go.

"Today is like any other Winter day. Snow's on the ground, there's a chill in the air, and Eli is about to confess to his childhood friend. Terrified of rejection, he practices his lines underneath a tree in the city, preparing for whatever may come. There's nothing to be afraid of - he's known her forever, right? But unbeknownst to him, something feels off… Hasn't he done this before?"

If in Your Dreams; the Flood

"The Flood. That's all Ophelia can think about. Ever since she was a young child she dreamed of the water, slowly making its way, higher and higher. Now she's about to turn eighteen, and the flood will soon overtake her. In a desperate attempt to avoid her fate, she stays awake throughout the night, wandering the late Seattle cityscape. It's there that she meets an unfamiliar friend."


Word Count: 57,0000 words total, kinetic and choice-based
Resolution: 1920x1080
Voice Acting: Fully Voiced
Price: Free
Collaborators: Watercress, Longwinter, Starlight Visual, Sarchalen Visual Media, Unfinished Circle, Petalbook Interactive, SugoiKentaStudio, Black Sakura. Supported by the Paladin Initiative.