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A Cold Grave

by Mike Michalik

Horror
2013

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(based on 19 ratings)
5 member reviews

About the Story

In a cold, snowy country a man finds a victim of a Drowner attack. The man is a psychic detective. An old friend. But why are you there?

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: June 16, 2013
Current Version: Unknown
License: Free
Development System: Twine
Forgiveness Rating: Merciful
IFID: Unknown
TUID: 5c5godhu5laul5r9

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Impressive, December 28, 2013
by Hanon Ondricek (United States)
A very nicely styled Twine story. Low agency, but paced very nicely. The story is oblique but understandable, there's a little bit of gore as you are a psychic who enters the minds of the dead to get clues about their demise.

The writing is restrained, but a little bit on the nose at the beginning. The writing gets better as the story goes along and the author settles in.

I would definitely read more of this if it were a full-length novella or a slightly expanded and more interactive experience as a full-blown game. There are lots of hooks in this set up to give the reader more choice and more chances to explore and examine and interact. The author does a lot of good things with word-changing paragraphs.

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
What a sight!, August 25, 2015
by verityvirtue (London)
In this visually compelling work, you are a psychic detective called to the side of a body. A familiar body. What happened to it?

The strongest point of this game has to be the brilliant use of the visual interface that Twine offers. (Spoiler - click to show)I thought the cutscenes right up near the beginning, as well as the moment when you open your eyes in the body, were great. It suits the style of his economical writing and added to the atmosphere of the game. A pity it was so short, though; the story appears to be rich in unspoken backstory.

I made an account to give give this a good rating because I liked it that much, June 24, 2016
by Castiel Malakh
Related reviews: great, favorite,
Title + it reminded me of a really good Supernatural episode. This inspires me, gave me new ideas. Only truly incredible works can inspire a person in such a way. I love the words and how they are presented, it really gives the piece an otherwordly feel. The whole thing is really great.

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