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The Usher Foundation I: The Dark

by Apollosboy

Part of The Usher Collection

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(based on 4 ratings)
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About the Story

A fan game for Rusty Quill's The Magnus Archives podcast.

Life is tough when you're a six-year-old who's afraid of the dark. And it definitely doesn't help that your night light is broken.

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Development System: Twine
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TUID: x2b7hemcu8s3i72c


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First in a series of games based on Magnus Archives, December 11, 2022
by MathBrush
Related reviews: less than 15 minutes

While hunting through few-rating games from this year, I was pleased to see a whole series of Twine games based on the Magnus Archives, my favorite podcast (I've listened to the whole thing at least three times). The organization of the games in this series is based on some of the deeper lore of the series, centered around archetypes of fear.

This one is about darkness, a fear the original podcast writers said they had trouble writing effectively themselves. This one does a great job; at first, it's a pretty mild/boring Twine game about going the bathroom, but quickly gets darker...literally. Warning for those who have trouble reading, (moderate spoilers) (Spoiler - click to show)the text gets harder to read and eventually you have to hunt the screen for text that pops up.

The game is pretty short and could probably have been extended, but overall I'm looking forward to playing and reviewing the other games in the series.

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