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The House Abandon

by jonNoCode

Horror
2016

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An interactive horror adventure, using the tropes and trappings of 1980s text adventures.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: August 31, 2016
Current Version: Unknown
Forgiveness Rating: Polite
IFID: Unknown
TUID: 3a27dvcapc5fg3cz

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Short horror game with impressive sound and visual design, February 16, 2017
by streever (America)
This isn't a pure text adventure: it's a simulation of a text adventure, coded in Unity, with a fairly static visual background that changes alarmingly as the story unfolds.

The entire experience gives off a "Stranger Things" vibe, from the Stephen King-esque typeface to the Tangerine-Dreams inspired ambient electronic music playing in the background.

The parser was frustrating at times: it seemed to struggle to understand very similar commands, but was workable, and thankfully there are no convoluted puzzles or complex verb/noun issues.

The overall experience was short and well-plotted. I think the central conceit is one that could easily grow stale, but the author ended this perfectly, while the idea was still novel, frightening, and evocative.

This is a very cool work that plays with nostalgia and horror in very satisfying ways.

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