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The Tunnel

by Natalia Theodoridou

Travel
2016

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(based on 5 ratings)
2 member reviews

About the Story

She will never lie to you.

A young couple on a train journey across Europe enter a tunnel that is much longer than they thought.

Game Details

Language: English (en)
First Publication Date: December 6, 2016
Current Version: Unknown
Development System: Twine
IFID: Unknown
TUID: ennqo8z5hslwhyqo

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Orestes Drunk and Pylades Fasting
The horror in The Tunnel is translucent metaphor: (Spoiler - click to show)being trapped within an endless tunnel (which is not much of a spoiler), while indeed claustrophobic in a literal sense, also involves the claustrophobia of Katrina and Gregory’s relationship, and even more so, of being in Katrina’s head, the suffocating limitations of perspective.
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A slick, moody hyperlink game with sound and graphics on a train, August 15, 2017
by MathBrush
Related reviews: less than 15 minutes
This is a SubQ magazine game that has a pleasing atmosphere. It has graphics and background noise.

You are on a train with your significant other. It's going through a long tunnel. There are a few other people on the train. It's a moody and introspective piece.

I could go into more detail, but playing the game does not take much longer than reading this review, so why not just try it?

Tunnel Vision, December 12, 2016
by J. J. Guest (London, England)
The Tunnel comes across as an intensely personal meditation on the subject of depression. It's intriguing, but the closed off demeanor of the protagonist means that the other characters in the narrative remain more or less ciphers, and though we are invited to fill in the blanks from our own imagination, we're not given much incentive to do so. As a player, there isn't a lot to do, and my feeling is that this story would have worked just as well as static fiction. The multimedia effects add interest but the text sometimes faded off slightly too quickly forcing me to refresh the page in order to finish reading.

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