A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Note: This game was made back when I was using my old name, so I haven't changed it in game. I was a different person then, but also the same person.

Hi I'm Lisa, and I've been thinking a lot lately about how I used to catch lightning bugs when I was little. I sort of miss it. Would you like to come catch some with me? It'll be super chill, we can just hang out, catch some bugs and have a chat.

Imaginal is a singleplayer game about catching lightning bugs and hanging out with a friend. Catch a lightning bug when it is lit by clicking on it. If you catch a blue bug you will get an insight!


  • It takes about 7 minutes to play through one night. Of course there is always more to chat about. Except when there is not.
  • Relax. Chill. Headphones and fullscreen recommended (F or F11 to toggle fullscreen)
  • Mouse recommended (playing with trackpad is possible but doesn't feel great)


  • 9/28/2015: If you're having trouble with insights disappearing before you can read them, while in game you can press spacebar to toggle "click-to-advance" mode (you'll get a screen flash when you do this). This will keep insights up until you click anywhere to clear them instead of them advancing automatically. Spacebar again will toggle back to normal mode.


Special Thanks

  • Beloved SuperPatron Dave Schuyler
  • Jakub Koziol
  • Schell Games
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
Tagsartgame, chill, fireflies, firefly, lightning-bug, lightning-bugs, meditative, Relaxing, Short
Average sessionA few minutes
AccessibilityOne button


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Imaginal (Windows) 37 MB
Imaginal (Mac) 43 MB
Imaginal (Linux) 43 MB