This weekend I played "Sunset", a 2015 game by Belgian indie developer Tale of Tales. Sunset's commercial failure caused the small studio to give up on making games altogether.
It's a remarkable game in its storytelling ambition. You play a housekeeper in a fictional Central American country who becomes immersed in political intrigue. The gameplay is confined to a single apartment.
In spite of the fascinating premise, it never comes together as a game. My review:
@eloquence Ooh, you might be into it, then. Castlevania on GBA is a similar sort of mechanic.
Beware: the story is very dark, even though the pixel art is bright and colourful! It's all the work of one guy over 7 years, though: writing, programming, artwork, and music is all him.
Have you been playing lots of modern adventure games? Blackwell Legacy, Kathy Rain, that sort of thing?
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