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InGirum_English

by BenyDanette

Horror
2023

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(based on 6 ratings)
1 review

About the Story

InGirum is an unfinished game. It's a game in ruins, just like its creator.


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Awards

Winner, Le Grand Guignol - English - ECTOCOMP 2023

2nd Place (tie), Best Story-Focused Game; 11th Place, Best in Show - The IF Short Games Showcase 2023

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A building chokehold making for an incredile multi-media game, November 5, 2023
by manonamora
Related reviews: ectocomp

This was an incredible game. Using the framing of a game within a game, it taps into the creepypasta vibes and lost content, by adding voiced commentary (amazing voice!~) and an interface of an old glitchy computer. In the game, you play bits of games and demos, created in binksi, from an author who had previously found success, but struggles to put out his next game.

Throughout the game (the one you play), commentaries from the narrator can be heard (in French, subtitled in English) at specific moments (especially the starts and ends of the games-in-game), explaining the state of mind of the author, his motivations for creating certain demos, or links between his games (often in symbolisms and writing on the wall). Most games-in-game are unfinished, explained by the narrator as to why.

The interactivity might not be traditional IF, as you are playing binksi (requiring more movement than choice), and is sometimes obtuse (especially the hidden mazes and paths, though they are not hard), but it reflects the commentary of the narrator on the subject. There are clear reasons as to why a level is built the way it is, why you can't reach certain element until much later down the line, why some demos look polished and some are messed up version. The mirror between what you see in the games-in-game and you hear/read with the commentaries is fascinating, as well as very creepy.

Throughout the game, tension builds up, with all the strange and creepy bits adding onto the pile, culminating to a climax that twisted my stomach. Every bit is linked, right up until the end.

And impressive game, taking you on a choke hold.

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Outstanding Bitsy Game of 2023 by MathBrush
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Games that simulate their own aging by Beable
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Outstanding Horror Game of 2023 by MathBrush
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