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Seven Steps To Limbo

by LemonPoppyseedGames, Sleepyhart


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About the Story

Welcome to Limbo . . . now play well or go to hell.
You're dead, Player. 
Welcome to Limbo, the grooviest jazz bar to ever grace the pits of purgatory. But don't think you have it easy -- you still gotta play good sh*t down here. Wrangle your bandmates and get your sh*t in order, or else we're sending you . . . downstairs.

This is a submission to the Single Choice Jam, where entries were only allowed to have one choice. Our submission, Seven Steps To Limbo, is a highly cinematic visual novel inspired by noir film, jazz and old school adventure games. The game features over 300 custom 3D renders, an original jazzy soundtrack, and lots of love in the making. We're very grateful to the hosts of this jam for inspiring us to make this game, and we encourage you all to play the other games submitted to this jam!
Content Warning: This game includes strong language and depictions of alcoholism
Playtime: This game will take ~30-60 minutes to complete
Content Creators are welcome to record/stream this game, just heed the content warning above
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LemonPoppyseedGames Story, Writing, Programming, Music, Title Design, SFXFollow Lemon on Itch | Tumblr | Twitch
SleepyHart Story, Concept Art, 3D Art & Modeling, Cinematography, SFXFollow Sleepy on Itch | Tumblr | Twitch

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A Grim Fandango-esque Concert, August 26, 2023
by manonamora
Related reviews: singlechoice

In this cinematic VN, you are Player, a drunkard jazz piano player stuck in Limbo, drinking your days away. Paired with three other stuck souls, Buddy, Big, and Chip, you must put on a show to earn your deliverance. One small problem… If you mess up, you will spend eternity in an endless pit… and Buddy is at best a mediocre saxophone player.

At the eleventh hour, you are face with a choice: save yourself but at a cost, or reject change and stay in Limbo forever.

The story kind of reminded me of Grim Fandango, with the stuck souls trying to reach a peaceful state, and you in the middle, trying to find your way. But unlike out favourite skeleton, our job is to play jazz, not sell packages to paradise. And you are riddled with guilt over what happened around your death.

The consequences of the choice might feel quite expected by the time you get to it. But it still holds its emotional weight - I don’t really want to spoil the twists. Though, without its impressive UI and formatting, it might not have.

I think I will end this review on what is probably the most impressive aspect of this game: how polish it is. From the choice of sound, to the sprites, from the formatting of the text to the sequence of screens, the game screams I have been worked on for days and every single bit of code has been checked and tested so many times my devs can’t take it anymore. Essentially the whole vibe is on point!

An excellent collaborative entry.

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