10mg is a collection of 10 minute long games, a tiny dose of something special.

Cover Me In Leaves is an experimental work of interactive horror fiction, about bright minds, and the end of all things. Fresh out of high school, with no prospects or aspirations, you've remained here in your small town. Everyone you knew and loved has moved on for better things. You're alone. So you get your first tattoo.

And then the trees start calling.

Gameplay feature

  • A short work of interactive fiction written by (@elliotherriman) — approximately five to fifteen minutes long, based on reading speed.
  • Unique, beautiful background art by M. Solé (@mnsoleart) and Camber A (@camberdraws).
  • Haunting music by the wonderful @beetlestench.
  • Themes of isolation, entropy, and the death of small town America.


Contains written depictions of some mature, potentially upsetting topics, such as discrimination, death, and assault.

PlatformsWindows, macOS, HTML5
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(133 total ratings)
AuthorsElliot Herriman, FUTURE RUINS
GenreInteractive Fiction
Tags10mg, Gothic, Horror, ink, Kinetic Novel, LGBT, Narrative, Psychological Horror, Text based
Average sessionA few minutes
AccessibilityOne button


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In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

Cover Me In Leaves [Windows].zip 145 MB
Cover Me In Leaves [macOS].zip 144 MB


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thank you so much for this. thank you.

What a poignant story, my heart goes out to the people who left and the people who found safety.

That was beautiful. Simply beautiful. I have no other words for it

I loved this, I only wish it were longer because the atmosphere from the writing, music, and cgs was incredible


Why do I have this game, I never buy games from itch.io

I am confused




Brings back memories; makes me glad I left, in spite of everything.


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this is absolutely incredible! this is genuinely one of my favorite games of all time 

every once in a while i come back to this and play it all the way through. it hits in ways i can't explain, and it's helped me through a lot of stuff. thank u for making this <3

Thank you for making this.

This is a beautiful piece. I really enjoyed it, and appreciated the warnings for content ahead of time!

love it, i would love if this concept of storytelling if it´s more fleshed out, maybe made a point and click adventure style of interaction but if you click on an object tell you their significance, idk. im not a writer- game designer. still the writing is really good and the portraits are amazing 


i am safe, i am held


a beautiful game, eypeccially the soundtrack is just great


It has connected with me in a way I don't think I can really explain. I just love it.

Thank you all for this <3

that was amazing!!!

but now me and my sister cant stop looking out the window T-T

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The binary runs in forced fullscreen, and on my multimonitor (ultrawide) setup, this means I can't see a lot of stuff so it's not playable. A lot of games do this, it would be nice if alt-enter would give you a resizable windowed version..


Hi! Thanks for letting me know! I’ll get that fixed up as soon as I can.

In the meantime, please feel free to play it online here, just right above. It should be a relatively similar experience!


Thanks! Cool that you offer a web version, too :)

yes piz!!!

ok thx!

The story told was beautiful, Thank you :)

I have no words, this game is so good.

Thank you for the beautiful story!

This was an amazing experience, thank you!

I can't wait to stream this tonight!!! Thank you for making this title! 

A gorgeous small little story, the interactive elements really popped!

Beautiful art and beautiful words. I really enjoyed this short story.

A really compelling story that was well executed. The art goes well with the story and it gave me somewhat creepy vibes but in a good way. This game gave me such an immersive experience. 

Quite beautiful. Art complimented the story very well. Overall a great experience.


vivid and powerful story, atmospherically framed with glichy graphics and ambient tunes!


Oh, this is great. Really evocative writing; I loved the creeping small-town listlessness, and the supernatural-or-metaphor-or-both elements. The glitchy, gritty art is lovely too. Excellent work!


The mood on this is SO GOOD, it's overwhelming my senses. It took me longer than 10 minutes to finish, but just because I had to stop and savour the experience a bunch of times :___


This gave me the chills. I loved every word, every background, every sound.

Thank you for making this <3


thank you for reading this, truly <3