A downloadable game

A young girl escapes from her hometown, leaving friends and family.
After many years, she returns to her place...
Why does she come back?
What was behind her escape?

Get ready to experience the homecoming of a girl gone long time ago.

Leaves is a contemplative game where the environment plays a key role to explore main character's thoughts, memories and sensations.
It's not easy to get back home after many years of silence, and that's what the game experience is about: fighting fears by looking for help in the familiar places.

Inspired by ergodic literature and Virginia Woolf's stream of consciousness, Leaves's story is introspective, partly randomized and branching.

Leaves is set in a remote province of Apulia, in southern Italy and includes wonderful scenarios with full day/night cycle.


  • branching semi-randomised story;
  • wonderful 3D environment, with full day/night cycle;
  • introspective, complex story


Simona Maiorano (game design and programming)
Firtina Ozbalikci (programmer)
John Kiernan (music theme)

How To Play (Mouse+Keyboard or PS4 Controller)
Unzip file, open folder and double click on Leaves.exe.

Contemplate and take your time. When you're ready, click (left mouse button or X)  on leaves: they will reveal some messages in the sand. 
To open stream of consciousness, press L or Square. To close it Esc or Circle.
By clicking on leaves you will unlock the stream: click on orange links to explore new story branches. 
On main menu you can set up language and 2D cursor's speed. In game you can adjust brightness and 2D/3D cursor's speed by pausing (Esc or Options).
Find the controller template in the main folder of the game.



Development log


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how do i download it

Hello, we are about to release a new demo, but not here for now. Please find more her: https://simonamaiorano.itch.io/leaves/devlog/153872/m-i-s-s-i-n-g-