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Beneath Floes

by Kevin Snow, Pinnguaq

Horror/Folk Tale

Web Site

About the Story

Qikiqtaaluk, 1962. The sun falls below the horizon and won't return for months. You wander the broken shoreline, wary of your mother's stories about the qalupalik. Fish woman, stealer of wayward children: she dwells beneath the ice.

Beneath Floes is a short, illustrated work of interactive fiction made with the Twine engine, playable in most web browsers. It is story-driven, centered around Inuit history and traditions. The game is a collaboration between Bravemule (Matul Remrit, The Domovoi) and the Nunavut-based game studio Pinnguaq (Singuistics, Qalupalik).

Game Details

Language: English (en-US)
Current Version: Unknown
License: Name your price
Development System: Twine
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
IFID: Unknown
TUID: pu8btwofyvja347d

Off-Site Reviews

Emily Short's Interactive Storytelling
It is both a story and a meditation on story-telling, one which starts by explaining to the reader how much is going to be under the readerís control. Not a lot, as it turns out: you mostly get to change small details, details that explicitly donít branch the plot, while the horrible core story is beyond the playerís capacity to change. But the effect is very different from, say, the also very linear interaction in My Fatherís Long, Long Legs, or the fact-mingled-with-fiction of Coming Out Simulator 2014.
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Page Update History

v.5: 07-Jun-2015 13:43 - Kevin Snow (Current Version) - Edit Page - Normal View
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v.4: 21-Dec-2017 21:57 - Autymn Castleton
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v.3: 15-Feb-2016 13:19 - Brendan Patrick Hennessy
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v.2: 07-Jun-2015 13:47 - Emily Short
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  v.1: 07-Jun-2015 13:43 - Emily Short
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