It's easy to play, collaborative and creative! You can freely wander in your mind to create a story without feeling restricted by the fear of how society would receive it, and pass it on anonymously. It's a freeing experience in my opinion.
Do not read this journal!
A downloadable experience
“Do not read this journal!” is a horror-themed, pamphlet sized journaling experience where you obtain a cursed journal, write all the strange events you experience while you have it, and then pass it to a friend. Once you pass the journal to someone else, the curse is lifted from you and passed to the next person. The experience continues until there are no more pages left on the journal.
If you’re the last person to own the journal, remove the pamphlet and put it to a public place for someone to find it.
A Spotify playlist is available to accompany your journaling experience and put you in the right mood for the story:
If the price of this game is a hardship to you, free community copies are available below.
If you share pictures and/or videos of your journal, please use the #dnrtj hashtag, so I can see your amazing artifact.
If you don't have a deck of cards, you can use this random card picker.
An amazing example made by BudgetVersailles, using "Do not read this journal!"
In order to download this experience you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2 USD. You will get access to the following files:
Support this experience at or above a special price point to receive something exclusive.
For anyone who feels they cannot afford this experience right now, but want to try it, there are free community copies available, no questions asked. If all the community copies are gone, please send me a DM via Twitter @lunchweek and I'll send you a download key. Again, no questions asked.
If you enjoy the game, please consider rating and/or reviewing it. All comments are welcome, including negative ones. It really helps to make the game more visible to others.
Community Copy Donation
For every $2 you'll receive a copy of Do Not Read This Journal! and donate 2 copies of the game for those who are experiencing poverty to claim. Thank you!
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Hello. I downloaded a community copy, and while I myself am unable to play it, lacking some of the tools needed (a working printer, for one), I must say it's really something. If anyone wishes to play the game, go for it.
Hi from France (so sorry 4 my poor & bad english)
I started to play this weekend and i publish my lil diary on FB ^^ . Today, i draw the 3 of Spade that ask me about the previous owner. But i did not know any previous owner 0_0 So, i thought about the author. Maybe he is the previous owner and i've just wanna know if he's safe after created this game.
Fanx 4 answer, it's maybe important ;)
That's an amazing way to use the cards! As mentioned in the rules, the cards are there to inspire you :)
And I'm ok by the way. At least for now...
OK, i am happy to read that :) it is maybe a good news 4 me too ^^ i ll see next saturday ;) fanx again !!