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About the StoryA game about sleep paralysis.
Things to Note
-this game contains descriptions of violence, use caution.
-this game contains flashing images and patterns, please be careful if you are sensitive to this.
-much of the game is based on the developer's experience with sleep paralysis.
-tested browsers: chrome, safari
-best played with headphones in a dark room
- fullscreen is best
- all of the artwork was drawn with a laptop trackpad
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Number of Reviews: 3
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The game is creepy on two levels. On the first level, it has overtly 'horror'-type text, almost over-the-top. On the second level, it serves to illustrate what something experiencing sleep paralysis could encounter, and I found that much more disturbing.
The story had a narrative twist that I found lessened my enjoyment of it as a game, but heightened my appreciation of it as a piece of art or a means of communicating thoughts. Because I think the artist intended it more as a story or art, I've considered it as such and given it 5 stars
Uses slow text, but in an appropriate way. I usually hate slow text, but it makes sense here. The whole piece is well-considered and designed as a whole.
Little interactivity but the theme of this also does not allow for much.
The sounds were reminiscent of Darkwood for me (which is not bad as they are scary and hence fitting).
The subject matter was the draw for me here.
Of course if you ever experienced something like it your experience is bound to be different.
So do not expect too much.
I think the transition to the ending could have been a little smoother, but I like the fact that the ending furthers the author's goal of representing sleep paralysis in its entirety. Very aptly titled.
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