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The Pit

by Guy Elder

2024

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About the Story

You awaken in darkness without all your memories intact. Your physical condition isn't good, either. But you choose which has suffered more. If your physical condition is better, maybe you can escape the darkness on your own. If your memories serve you better, maybe your chances of help arriving are better... and maybe you can recall where you are exactly and why you're there. Nothing is certain....

The Pit: Escape or Die

This game was created as an entry for Locus Jam 2024.
Its creation was begun after the jam opened to submissions on May 11, 2024.
The coding for this version of the game was finished before the jam closed to submissions on May 21, 2024.
Little time was had for testing the game, so if you find bugs... apologies... but it would be nice of you to let the developer know.
The main rule of the jam is that the setting be confined to a single location.
The location chosen for this game is a pit, from its top to its bottom.
Mentions of other locations are made in the game, of two natures....
The first is the main character's memories of recent events.
The other is in epilogues to the story, after the main action is finished, just so players of the game may have some closure.
Some routes have more 'closure' than others, with some routes assuming that the main character escapes once any help arrives, and other routes going a bit further.
It is hoped these mentions of other locations don't break the rules, but we'll leave that for the jam judges to decide.
This text-only game contains just under 10,000 words of dialogue and narration, plus nearly 40 menus.
There are numerous possible routes through the story, the one taken during any playthrough being a randomized one, with chances for 'good' results being weighted based on player choices.
While it contains no material of a sexual nature, this game is intended for a mature audience.
It contains disturbing descriptions of violence and the supernatural, which even some adults may find triggering.
The above was taken from the Author's Foreword available inside the game (no need to read the Author's Foreword in the game if you read it here first)


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
You will never leave..., May 26, 2024
by manonamora
Related reviews: locusjam

The Pit is a text-only story made in ReníPy, where you wake up inside a pit, not remembering how you got there or why your whole body hurt. Stuck, with nowhere to go, you try your best to assess your state or try to recall anything that could have led you in this situation. Later on, you can even explore a bit.

Though there isnít much you can do to save yourself, the interesting bit in this entry is trying to figure out what happened to you. Especially in Chapter 1, you are given quite a bit of options to explore this mystery. Except you are limited in your choices (3-4, I think?) before the story moves on. You only get bits and pieces at a time, never truly see the whole picture.

Pretty creepy.

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