Welcome to Dinotopia, a dinosaur theme park ravaged by escaped predators.
You don’t know what caused the incident that set the dinosaurs free, but it was catastrophic. A pack of highly intelligent and oddly fixated raptors are hunting the last surviving human in the park. Will these prehistoric predators claim one final victim or with the cunning human survive long enough to be rescued?
Clever Girl is a game about the extraordinary lengths someone will go through to survive in the face of crushing odds and terrifying circumstances. It is a game about loneliness, fear, and the will to live. It is also a game about trauma and revenge, and how a burning desire for retribution can become your downfall.
HUMAN EDITION: You play the solitary survivor of a devastating failure of park security. The dinosaurs are loose. You’ve seen people torn apart by merciless killers and trampled by herds of colossal beasts. You may not have done any killing yourself, but you certainly caused deaths in your haste to find shelter. Who might still be here if you had just stopped to help?
RAPTOR EDITION: You play as the leader of a raptor pack, newly freed after a massive park failure. You and the rest of the dinosaurs have claimed the park for yourselves, driving the humans out or destroying them. While others were running away you were rushing back in, tracking the one human who did you the most harm.
HUMAN VS. RAPTOR: You and a friend will each play one side of the story in a tense race for survival. Intertwine the stories of a human trying to survive long enough to go home and a raptor fueled by grief and revenge. Requires two tumbling towers and one deck of playing cards.
COOPERATIVE PLAY: Play together with a friend as human companions supporting each other or as raptor hunters out for blood. Will your bonds remain strong through the hardships and trials this island has in store?
If you’re interested in an actual play of this game, AYolland published a long-form play-through of the Human edition.
There’s also a playlist of background music for playing Clever Girl created by designer Sam Leigh.
- Game includes two 28-page, full-color, saddle-stitch zines.