This is the forty-eighth entry in the Scratching That Itch series, wherein I randomly select and write about one of the 1741 games and game-related things included in the Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality. The Bundle raised $8,149,829.66 split evenly between the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund and Community Bail Fund, but don’t worry if you missed it. There are plenty of ways you can help support the vital cause of racial justice; try here for a start. Lastly, as always, you may click on images to view larger versions.

It’s time for another random selection from the Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality. It’s The Novelist, by Orthogonal Games. Its tagline in the bundle reads:

A game about life, family, and the choices we make.

Reader, I’ve heard of this one! I read a piece on it years ago over on Rock Paper Shotgun, and vaguely remember that the writer found it affecting despite having some issues with it. Players must guide the titular novelist as he balances his career and his family and must make some hard choices. Very well, I will make some hard choices. For you, my readers.