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Taghairm

by Chandler Groover profile

Horror
2015

About the Story

"Perhaps the most horrible of all recorded magical spells."

Cruelty. Violence. Sounds.

Headphones recommended.


Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: October 1, 2015
Current Version: Unknown
Development System: Twine
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
IFID: Unknown
TUID: he48oknsigqu6xk2

Off-Site Reviews

The Breakfast Review
It's like a breakfast of a dozen raw eggs. Maybe that's supposed to do something, but do you really want to try and find out?
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Emily Short's Interactive Storytelling
The list of games that intentionally test my willingness to play to the breaking point is not huge. I don’t (obviously) have fun with this kind of thing or especially want to see it take over as a dominant mode of expression, but it provides some interesting data.
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HealyG
Taghairm is essentially a test of player complicity: How far are you willing to go in order to continue on with the game? Taghairm is in some pretty high company here, from Victor Gijsbers Fate to Toby Fox's Undertale.
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Old Games Italia
L'esperienza mi ha ricordato quella vissuta guardando (e scegliendo di guardare per la prima volta) Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma di Pier Paolo Pasolini. Conosciamo tutti in modo innato il Male, ma è legittimo metterlo in scena o anche solo assistervi? Quali sono i limiti dell'arte e di ciò di cui possiamo parlare?
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Ravenous Monster
The combination of tight writing, anguished pacing and sound effects creates an experience that is genuinely horrifying in a way that only a text-based interactive story could be.
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The Short Game
The game that I would most compare this to is Year Walk. It's a game about a strange folk practice being enacted in sort of game form. I really liked this, and that makes me sound like a psychopath, but I thought this was really dark, haunting, and interesting.
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Wade's Important Astrolab
...being that this was a horror game about skewering cats to summon a demon, I'm not motivated to pay off meta-tiredness. I'm motivated to pay off the horror, inseparable from the whole piece of course, and I did find the atmosphere to be vivid.
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