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Limen

by Elizabeth DeCoste profile

Surreal
2021

(based on 2 ratings)
1 member review

About the Story

An exploration of the surreal ambience of liminal spaces.


Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: August 28, 2021
Current Version: 1
License: Freeware
Development System: Inform 7
Forgiveness Rating: Polite
IFID: 210814
TUID: iw6c6lmarmmvquco

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
A quick tour of liminal spaces that is itself somewhat a liminal space, August 31, 2021
by MathBrush
Related reviews: 15-30 minutes

Liminal spaces are popular right now; my young son enjoys playing liminal spaces games on Roblox and I've seen bots about them on twitter.

Whatever the original definition of liminal spaces was, they are now dominated by endlessly repetitive/abandoned/mass-produced areas. The Backrooms is a classic example (an endless system of hallways with boring carpeting and yellow walls). Another common kind of liminal space is something designed for entertainment but which is now empty, or uncanny valley areas.

This game involves you travelling between several such regions. Interestingly, just like liminal spaces in popular culture are often worn down, this game is underimplemented, missing several exit lists and lacking custom responses for many things.

Here's my rating:
-Polish: The game is missing exit listings and just feels kind of undercooked.
-Descriptiveness: The areas that are described are evocative, but some are given just a single line that is rather unclear.
-Interactivity: I had to decompile to finish it.
+Emotional impact: It has the kind of liminal feeling that I assume it was designed to create.
+Would I play again?: Sure, why not. It's short and good at creating the feeling of low-key chills.


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