Sneak Peek: Development Preview

An early look at our generative social roleplaying game
by Matt Brandwein

Hello, adventurers!

With the release of GPT-4, it's been an exciting week for generative AI and those thinking about the potential and pitfalls of using large language models for co-creativity.

At Hidden Door, this is precisely our jam. We've spent the last three years building the technology, using capabilities like this, inside a powerful, controllable story game engine, to enable anyone to explore and expand their favorite fictional worlds, together with friends, through the magic of roleplay.

To give you a sense of what we mean, we're excited to share a sneak peek of our game! Our technology can take any work of fiction and turn it into a social roleplaying game. Here you'll see it applied to the Land of Oz, as imagined by L. Frank Baum.


Your adventures always begin with conjuring, where you'll mix in possible characters, plots, or vibes 😎. It's like being part of an improv show, making suggestions for where things might end up.


The heart of the game is roleplaying! As your character, you'll face unique opportunities, challenges, and choices. Just like in a live TTRPG, you can do practically anything, and the story will adapt. Consider the AI narrator's suggestions, or type whatever you want and see what happens 😅.

As you play, the world is populated around you with colorful characters, items, locations, and subplots that remain true to the source material but are generated just for you.

Join the adventure

If you’d like to be among the first to give this a spin, please do sign up for our development preview! Over the coming months, we'll be inviting members of our community to experiment with early builds. Your feedback will help directly shape the future of the game, and we can’t wait to show you. Be sure to also subscribe to our newsletter and join our Discord community for the latest news.

And if you happen to be at GDC next week in San Francisco, we'll be around and would love to say “hi!” 👋🏻.