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About the StoryIt's your last day as her ladyship's groundskeeperóbut you still have a little work left to do.
A Petite Mort entry for ECTOCOMP 2016.
1st Place, La Petite Mort - EctoComp 2016
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You are a groundskeeper on the last day on the job. The majordomo demands it be so.
The Periwink brings the player through surreal, toothy, quietly alive landscapes, somewhat like a pastel-hued Porpentine work. The monuments in The Periwink are not neutral or even benign, but if you treat them right, they will return the favour.
As groundskeeper, the viewpoint character knows much more about the perils of each monument than the majordomo, which forms a foil to his casual arrogance. But the groundskeeper also knows a lot more than the player - hence, while the player may have control over the PC's actions, the first-time player cannot guess at the motive or implications of those actions.
The horror here is understated; the writing, a pleasure to read. For someone who loves rambling around alien landscapes, this was a delectable treat.
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