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The Visitor

by Peter Polkinghorne


(based on 3 ratings)
1 review

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Entrant, Portrait - 2000 IF Art Show


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
An interactive portrait, February 25, 2014
by Simon Deimel (Germany)

This project was an entry for the IF Art Show 2000. The works published in this context concentrate on observation without an apparent plot -- like watching a piece of art in a museum and experiencing its details.

THE VISITOR lets you visit an elderly woman in a nursing home, and you can have a conversation with her. (Spoiler - click to show)It is also useful to examine the room to find suitable conversation topics. The conversational system is basic, but adequate. According to the topics chosen and actions done, the player will influence his/her relationship to the elderly woman. The game presents the final result when it ends.

It is not a real art show, but moreover a character study. When I played it, I was eager to find out more about the woman and to attain a good relationship. In some way the story has a lot of heart.

It is recommendable for everyone who likes a short diversion; there could be more to it, but it surely meets the requirements of a short character portrait.

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