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About the Story
You wanted to get away from it all. And boy, did you ever.
2nd Place, Le Grand Guignol - English - ECTOCOMP 2021
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This is a complex story written in Inform. You play as a man who recently experienced a haunting tragedy. Driven to solitude, you take work at a national park working in a lookout.
But things aren't okay out here. Something strange is happening to animals and hikers, and there's little you can do to stop it.
The game is story-driven; puzzles are minimal, and the borders of your little world are enforced strictly, while the game takes most actions for you. I felt like pacing was slightly off, where a little more guidance in some parts and a little less in others could have worked better, but it's hard to put my finger on anything.
I think the story mixed together the threads of isolation, terror, and loss pretty well, and I found to be one of the better short games I've played this year.
As in Firewatch, you've volunteered for Fire Tower duty, deep in the forest, far from civilization, and far from the personal tragedy that feeds your nightmares. Unlike Firewatch, you won't be doing much hiking, exploration and mystery-solving: in The Lookout the horror comes to you. Although very linear, this is an effectively told creepy tale, with a strong emphasis on atmospheric descriptions that provide a slow-burning escalation of visceral terror.
|Tránsito, by n-n|
Average member rating: (1 rating)
Una Ficción Interactiva en múltiples umbrales. La historia está situada en un espacio de frontera, un cambio de época y al límite entre la vida y la muerte.
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Average member rating: (26 ratings)
A terse, comic horror puzzle game based loosely on Dracula, faithfully reimagining several characters and ignoring most of the original plot. Guide Jonathan Harker on a trip through Transylvania, interacting with vampires, mad...
|Vain Empires, by Thomas Mack and Xavid|
Average member rating: (21 ratings)
The memoir of a demonic spy in the Cold War between Heaven and Hell.