BLOOM is a solo gmless journaling game in which you play a teenage girl trapped in quarantine at a boarding school on an island infected by the Tox, a plague that makes the trees and animals grow huge and hungry, and mutates your body in strange and horrific ways. In it, you will draw cards and write journal entries based on specific prompts in order to craft a story of survival and love.
This game is based on The Wretched by Chris Bissette and was created for Wretched Jam. BLOOM is directly inspired by the novel Wilder Girls by Rory Power, a New York Times bestseller, and contains spoilers for the book.
Content Warning: This game includes themes of body horror, violence, murder, and other adult content.
BLOOM light and BLOOM dark are identical except for color and minor formatting differences. Both are 16 numbered pages long, 18 pages total.
"Bloom has some of the best written prompts I have seen in any Wretched game. There is action associated with almost every card.
Unlike other Wretched games, there is not much time to think about how you feel, what you remember etc. (Which is a really good thing) It is recommended that you ask yourself these questions at the end of every day – even if the cards don’t ask you to.
After playing the game, I really want to read the book as well.
VERDICT : GET THIS NOW!"
— “BLOOM – RPG Journaling Review.” RPG Solo Games, 17 April 2022, https://rpgsologames.com/bloom-rpg-journaling-review.