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woods leaves stream body blood

by David Demchuk

Mystery/Horror
2014

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(based on 7 ratings)
2 reviews

About the Story

An eight-year-old boy finds a body in the woods near his grandmother's house. Somewhere there is a dog barking.


Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 1.0
License: Freeware
Development System: Twine
IFID: Unknown
TUID: hmm5m4xavuw5hn78

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
What you find in the woods, July 19, 2016
by verityvirtue (London)
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[This game features graphic descriptions of violence. Please exercise discretion.]

A short horror IF about something you found in the woods. There is a body. There is blood.

This game uses a branch-and-bottleneck structure, lending it some of the dread-inducing momentum as False Mavis had. The descriptions are visceral; the pace, inexorable. Instead of focusing on verbs - how you interact with your environment - the game instead focuses on nouns - what you interact with, as alluded to in the title. This gave me a sense of the PC focusing on the trivial, filling their senses with the minutiae of one thing, to block out the horror of the whole. Perhaps making the protagonist a child enhanced this: for how can a child make sense of all this?

The ending is ambiguous and addresses the story indirectly, so one might fill the blanks with one's own imagination. wood leaves stream body blood is a bleak and desolate short story, well worth the 10 minutes it took to play.


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
A chilly little episode. , January 16, 2015
by Hanon Ondricek (United States)

I don't want to spoil any of this, it's very short, but does have a major trigger in it. It's a clever short jam-idea. I would have liked if it were longer and kept the conceit that the words in the title are the only links you have to click on.
(Spoiler - click to show)
Major animal violence trigger.
Also I don't know if the order you select links could solve the mystery somehow.





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