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by Leonid Pilchin

Episode 0.5 of A NEAR DAWN

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About the Story

A Near Dawn is a charmingly devastating psychological thriller with amusing highs, gut-wrenching crashes, and mature themes.

When Seattle-based attorney Sam Nichols, a victim to some disturbing psychological difficulties, takes an important new case, he finds himself exposed to progressively dire circumstances that threaten to unravel his reality and destroy those closest to him. With his mentor's firm on the brink of collapse, Sam will have to take on a ruthless multinational corporation being protected by some of the vilest people you could imagine. The odds already seem slim, but you will soon learn that things were never as they appeared - as an even deeper conspiracy begins to emerge. Where will you find yourself if you keep untangling the threads to this mystery? You must be brave to uncover the truth!

A Near Dawn is greatly inspired by traditional Point & Click Adventure games, and inherits some of their wit, humor, and even interface on top of a Visual Novel platform, compelling you to navigate both the internal and external darkness that threatens to consume our protagonist yourself.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: September 25, 2017
Current Version: 1.0
License: Shareware
Development System: Ren'Py
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
IFID: Unknown
TUID: 7bydf5h3v3jp9c7a

Adapted from A Near Dawn: Text Prototype, by Leonid Pilchin

Followed by prequel A Near Dawn: Text Prototype, by Leonid Pilchin

Editorial Reviews

Alpha Beta Gamer
A funny, charming and creepy adventure with a great sense of style.
The current build only gives a taste of the narrative planned for the full game, but its certainly intriguing. The artwork, writing and voice work are excellent throughout, really drawing you in and adding a lot of personality to the characters you meet. A funny, charming and creepy adventure with a great sense of style, well look forward to seeing the sun rise on this impressive psychological thriller.
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