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The Beard in the Mirror
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Genre: Adventure
Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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Aug 30, 2013 @ 12:20pm
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Description
Release date: 2014
''A story of modern adult malaise meets childlike fantasy.''

The Beard in the Mirror is a point-and-click adventure game about a boy who doesn't know who he is, where he's going, or how he fits into his world. But not because he's an amnesiac; he's just a typical 22-year-old who still doesn't know what he wants to be when he grows up.

As far as he knows, he's never once traveled outside his own universe—but the beautiful girl who wakes him up in the middle of one stormy night seems to think otherwise...

Key features
  • Old-school point-and-click adventure game inspired by 90s classics
  • Sincere yet lighthearted story with magic, danger, romance, and adventure
  • The possibility of death! (Although you'll never lose any progress.)
  • Character-driven plot with inventory-based puzzles
  • Retro points system to help you track your progress and see if you've missed any secrets...
  • From the writer/designer of Life in the Dorms[marketplace.xbox.com] on Xbox Live

Press
There's no zombies, explosions or multiplayer but there's plenty of dialogue trees and puzzles which is exactly what I'm looking for in an adventure game.
Alasdair Duncan, Destructoid
...a LucasArts/Sierra-inspired point-and-click style, a story of modern adult malaise-meets-childlike fantasy, and an absolutely charming husband-and-wife team that are infectiously passionate about their creation.
Jillian Werner, GameZebo[www.gamezebo.com]

The Beard in the Mirror is a collaborative work by the wife-and-husband team of Lizo (a Sierra fangirl) and Paul (a LucasArts fanboy). It started off as a hobby project that over the years blossomed into a full-on point-and-click adventure game—complete with challenging puzzles with wacky solutions, dangerous mishaps (and even death!), and a story about how to find oneself once the world's finally figured out you're an adult.

Trailer background track by Kevin MacLeod[incompetech.com].

Also check out Life in the Dorms, from one of the designers of The Beard in the Mirror!
124 Comments
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marciN Aug 31 @ 2:36pm 
Ok, this game needs to be on Steam, it's point and click adventure, there are not many of these on Steam. :)
C-Creepy-O Aug 6 @ 11:56pm 
looks like a fun game to play with a friend
mambutunizwa Jul 17 @ 7:02am 
Nice video. Voted
GrayWolf94 Jul 13 @ 4:48pm 
Looks good :D voted :D
Belgoth Jun 22 @ 11:48pm 
The first PC games I ever played were point and click games (Quest for Glory, King's Quest). I am looking forward to playing this game and hope it is on Steam soon.
RadioactiveMoth Jun 9 @ 8:36am 
Why isn't this on steam yet?
Pootie Wienerfish May 7 @ 1:18pm 
I really like the idea of player as a no-life neckbeard. It would be just like my life!
Glad to see another addition to those classic point and click adventures of old, and an actual gameplay video to show what the game will really play like.
Slothbot Apr 3 @ 8:35pm 
Super cool. Would buy. A++
Emcitement Mar 22 @ 5:41pm 
Looks cool. Story description doesn't say alot but sounds interesting. Looking forward to seeing a release.