A downloadable visual poem for Windows


A short interactive visual poem about loss, longing, and dislocation

The word solastalgia was coined by philosopher Glenn Albrecht in his 2003 paper Solastalgia: A new concept in human health and identity. It describes it as the pain experienced when there is recognition that the place where one resides and that one loves is under immediate assault. It is manifest in an attack on one’s sense of place, in the erosion of the sense of belonging to a particular place and a feeling of distress about its transformation.
Full paper

Controls - WASD + Mouse
Toggle graphics quality - G Key

Content warning: Flashing lights, sudden loud noises

Created and tested with the following specs:
AMD RX580 8gb
i5-2500K Processor
8gb of RAM

This game is not optimized for low end hardware. Hardware significantly lower than the above will likely have problems running smoothly. If you're having performance problems, toggling the lighting with the G key may help.
Full gameplay video

Designed and developed by Farfama
Original poetry written by Sivani
Full Credits

Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(14 total ratings)
AuthorsFarfama, sivani
Made withUnity
TagsAltgame, artgame, Atmospheric, climate-change, Forest, nature, poetry, Short, Walking simulator
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Mouse


Solastalgia 95 MB
Solastalgia Exhibition Build 86 MB

Install instructions

-Drag or extract the contents of the zipped folder to an installation location of your choice.
-Run the game from the newly extracted folder.

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