Have you played this game?You can rate this game, record that you've played it, or put it on your wish list after you log in.
Playlists and Wishlists
RSS FeedsNew member reviews
Updates to downloadable files
All updates to this page
About the StoryA mystery story, told in the format of a branching interview with multiple characters, set and photographed in Astoria, Queens. Originally commissioned for Now Play This, 2019.
|Average Rating: |
Number of Reviews: 1
Write a review
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:A complex, innovative multimedia work about NYC mediaites , June 7, 2019
These mechanics are opaque, and intentionally so. You are meant to get a feel for the game through experimentation. I’m still not sure quite how it works after several playthroughs, but rejecting everything vs rejecting nothing certainly has an impact. Certain characters take on strong personalities once you begin picking them out.
The story is a sort of decadent ironic self-gazing thing, something you could imagine bored aristocrats writing about their hobbies a few weeks before a brutal revolution toppled them. Wealthy New Yorkers (here meaning ‘people who actually have somewhere to live in NYC due to their job) have a party where they trash a historical(ish?) building, are cruel and vapid to each other, and basically act like upper class jerks.
It gives a glimpse into another world. But I vaguely bounced off the interaction and setting, as I always felt like an outsider. Although that may be the whole point.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No
More Options| Add a comment
If you enjoyed Lies & Cigars...
Related GamesPeople who like Lies & Cigars also gave high ratings to these games:
|All Your Time-Tossed Selves, by Porpentine|
Average member rating: (12 ratings)
a story made in Google Forms
|My Name is Jack Mills, by Juhana Leinonen|
Average member rating: (18 ratings)
|Pegasus, by Michael Kielstra|
Average member rating: (9 ratings)
Pegasus: the best friend of a democracy and the worst enemy of a dictator. Their Agents safeguard the liberty of the people around the world. Trained by and armed with the best humanity has to offer, they would love to see themselves as...
This is version 1 of this page, edited by km on 2 June 2019 at 4:03pm. - View Update History - Edit This Page - Add a News Item