A file lands on your desktop: the last documents of the journalist Angus Bead. A small town has broken apart, and you must unravel what happened by searching through Bead’s interviews, diary entries, photos, strange stories and troubling testimony. Draw your own connections. Read like a detective.


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Story, writing and direction

Thomas McMullan 

Programming and engineering

Rik Chilvers


Winner of the Highly Commended prize, Nesta Alternarratives
Shortlisted for the 2020 New Media Writing Prize

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Thomas McMullan is a London-based writer, critic and journalist whose work has appeared in publications including the Guardian, BBC News, Frieze, Times Literary Supplement and Sight and Sound. He has had fiction and poetry published by Lighthouse, 3:AM Magazine, The Stockholm Review and Cours de Poétique, and in Best British Short Stories. His debut novel, The Last Good Man, will be published by Bloomsbury in November 2020. He has worked with visual artists, game studios and theatre companies in London, Amsterdam, Beijing and Los Angeles. @thomas_mac 

Rik Chilvers has worked in education for over ten years. He has a MSc in Psychology of Education and currently plans support for students with special needs. He writes code in his spare time. @rikchilvers