Pairidaeza is a romance set in the final days of the Abbasid Caliphate. The player plays as Ridwan, a nobleman of Greek/Anatolian origin in a secret relationship with Jafar, a son of the Caliph himself.  

Throughout the game, the player will explore history, culture, and religion (and wine) as they spend an eventful night wooing the Prince of Baghdad.

Play in fullscreen mode with headphones for the optimal experience.

All audio is from

"Santur" by  Peyman Heydarian, School of Oriental and African Studies of London

Made for Pride month. Released on Eid-ul-Fitr 2018

StatusIn development
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(52 total ratings)
GenreInteractive Fiction
Made withTwine
TagsAlternate History, LGBT, Meaningful Choices, Medieval, relationship, Romance, Story Rich, Text based, Twine
Average sessionA few minutes
AccessibilityOne button


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The pleisir of the text.

Thanks for the imagery.

Before I play it, some of you know the ending is sad? Do they have a bad ending? I just want to play it if they are still together in the end

i was so immersed in the reading, the end really broke my heart, but great story!

you know what man, stuff you for creating something so poetically bittersweet, stuff U for having the audacity to just do this to us 😭

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Oh My God... I'm crying like legit sobbing.

Edit: This is so beautiful but like damn right in the feel 


Very beautiful, but so sad! ;__;


Oh my... This game is amazing and so beautifully written - and the feels!!!! Right in the heart (made me cry openly at work oops). Thank you for this wonderful experience :'') <3


oh i love this :')