In Development

Unruly Designs has many new games in development, all in different stages. See the links below for a glimpse in to what might be up next from us!

  • War Birds: Rosenstrasse, by Moyra Turkington and Jessica Hammer – a story of Love and Survival in Berlin, 1933-1943. The game is about intermarried couples (Jewish/”Aryan”) and the slow, relentless loss of civil liberty that they faced at the hands of fascism. When their Jewish husbands were finally seized in the last round of deportations to make Berlin Judenrien, the women in their lives were called to stand up in an act of terrifying civil disobedience against the Third Reich. LIVE ON KICKSTARTER!
  • War Birds: Lumberjills, by Moyra Turkington – In the highlands of Scotland in WW2, British women come together in brutal physical labour: felling trees and processing timber in service of the war effort. In the woods, they find newfound confidence and physical capacity – and in dance socials with neighbouring lumberjack and training camps discover romance, and new options for their lives.
  • War Birds: Nightingales, by Moyra Turkington, Misha Bushyager and Rachel E.S. Walton is being developed to explore the experience of nursing in wartime, and can be adapted to numerous settings and eras.
    • Casablanca, 1943: Far, far from home, US Army Nurses deployed at the 6th General Hospital in French Morocco save lives and foster friendships against the flood of casualties coming out of the North African front. The original Nightingales setting.
    • Santiago, 1898: 32 Black nurses were recruited to serve in the worst of the typhoid and yellow fever wards for the Army during the Spanish-American War. A Nightingales setting by Misha Bushyager.
  • War Birds: Comforts Committee, by Moyra Turkington and Jennifer Martin with Becky Annison. Members of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Comforts Committee come together to knit and crochet for the war effort. The woollens they make warm and comfort those serving the war abroad, and the act of coming together bring comfort to those on the uncertain home front.
  • War Birds: Blood is Thick, by Kimberley Lam – Though the brutal Khmer Rouge was ousted from power in 1979, the years since have been filled with Vietnamese occupation and civil war. One family has escaped and struggled to build a new community for themselves in a foreign land. One day, they are contacted by a survivor thought to have been killed in a notorious execution center. Their joy is short-lived, however, when she eschews reuniting with the family for the traditional New Year’s festivities, choosing instead to venture back to Cambodia to confront the aftermath of the genocide head-on. Her courage causes unresolved pain to rise once more to the surface, calling forth the demons that the family carried with them when they fled.
  • Run Them Again, by Moyra Turkington and Brand Robins. A crew of an intergalaxy mining convoy is suddenly jolted out of hypersleep when something goes terribly wrong. A labour larp about the cold equasions of systems that do not care.
  • The Sweetfire Chronicles, by Kimberley Lam and Moyra Turkington. A sweet otome tabletop otome game of queer cowgirls, for 1-4 players.
  • Umbra, by Moyra Turkington and Bronwyn Friesen. Occasionally, under the full moon, a wolf pack that lives as one entangled beast finds itself suddenly, disturbingly human. A (mostly) nonverbal game about feminine intimacy, bonding and expression inspired by féminine écriture.