Fact sheet

About the game

Ahnayro is a historically focused, narrative driven puzzle game exploring the world of dreams. You play as a person gifted with the ability to look beyond the veil of reality, investigating a universe that opens up to you every night; haunting you, beckoning you to solve the mysteries within.

Yet you are not in control of this world; you are at the mercy of mysterious individuals, who flow in and out of your mind. Your only hope of gaining control over this world is to piece together your fragmented visions and confront your tormentors.

As any dream, however, this new reality is structured on the waking world, and understanding one necessitates understanding the other.


The dream world reveals itself in fragments. It is up to you to piece together information and discover the hidden meaning behind them. Through a series of research and logic-based puzzles which challenge your knowledge of real world historical events, figures, art and mythology, you will slowly uncover the identities of those who speak to you in your dreams.



    The game can only be played at night; surround yourself in this unique dream world that opens up as darkness descends.


    Delve into the twisted logic of your dreams through an engaging narrative, integrated within the puzzles themselves. Explore the dream world further and interact with in-game characters on role-playing dream journal forums.


    Ahnayro is a two tiered puzzle system: You must first solve individual fragments of a dream, then piece together the threads that connect them together.


    Employ your knowledge of the real world - historical figures and events, science, established mythology, etc, or seek it out on the web - in order to discover the meaning behind your dreams.


    Flowing style, unique input mechanics and atmospheric soundtrack usher you into the unique dream world of Ahnayro.


Ahnayro was developed as a collaboration between the award winning team behind the first Permanent Alternate Reality Game The Black Watchmen and the experimental theatre and game collective The Lovent Group. The two groups wanted to bring the unique gameplay and engaging narrative offered by Alternate Reality Games to the mainstream public in a more casual gaming experience. Using complex puzzle styles found throughout The Black Watchmen, and an immersive story rarely found in puzzle games, our goal is to showcase the potential for a new style of narrative game.