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The Slaughter
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Nov 13, 2013 @ 7:00am
Nov 18, 2013 @ 1:10pm
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Gameplay Video
The Slaughter is a 2D point-and-click adventure set in Victorian London in the shadow of a string of serial killings. The gameplay is in the vein of the classic LucasArts and Revolution games, but with dark adult themes more akin to the works of David Lynch, Cormac McCarthy, Max Ernst and Scott Walker.

A serial killer is terrorizing the streets of Victorian London, and private investigator Sydney Emerson has hit a new low between finding lost dogs and receiving alleyway beatings. A turn of events sees Sydney forgoing his selfish nature and thrusting himself into perilous and increasingly surreal situations, walking the line between dreams and reality. Explore the seedy streets of Victorian London, searching the slums, taverns, opium dens and even Sydney’s dreams and hallucinations for clues and leads, meeting a host of interesting, insane, murderous and eccentrically British characters while exploring the deeper human condition.

Gameplay draws on the best aspects of point-and-click adventures; the tricky yet logical puzzles, the fun interactions and lines of dialogue players can choose to seek out if they wish, and the little details that make the world seem alive. The inclusion of a Broken Sword style map lets players revisit locations at their whim, to search for clues or just drop in on the local inhabitants for a chat. Much as in real life, character dialogue can be funny, abstract, sombre or aggressive depending on their mood. Sydney’s conversation options will also change throughout the game as his state of mind deteriorates, the trauma having a realistic effect on his human interactions.
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Watson Jan 19, 2014 @ 1:59am 
TheMXPRGamer | Moore | Dec 4, 2013 @ 3:37pm 
This looks like a really good game wounder how much it will be
BrainchildStudios  [author] Nov 28, 2013 @ 5:01am 
Sure thing BlackMage, that would be great:)

Thank you ApertureMesa!!
Kekistani Master Race Nov 26, 2013 @ 9:38am 
Kekistani Master Race Nov 26, 2013 @ 9:38am 
Can I ask you something? If i get your game can I do a let's play?
ApertureMesa Nov 26, 2013 @ 7:42am 
I ever do enjoy the way your first video was layed out with the sincere dialouge in between. I will be looking forward to this game.
BrainchildStudios  [author] Nov 25, 2013 @ 12:22pm 
Thanks for the awesome support BehelitOutlaw! Great to see some fellow Lynch fans posting :)
🅱🅴🅷🅴🅻🅸🆃 Nov 24, 2013 @ 10:03am 
The moment i ket the name graved in my memory is the day i started watching Twin Peaks season 2. I'm pretty sure nothing can go wrong when you're inspired by David Lynch :)
It's the atmosphere that took all my attention when i saw this game on KS.
This game seems like it will be something really special, unique and very mature
BrainchildStudios  [author] Nov 24, 2013 @ 9:05am 
I'd say the general abstract atmosphere and the strange phrasing characters use when talking. It's more about capturing the unexplainable feeling you get watching a David Lynch film, and less about direct referencing. Sorry it's tricky to explain but I hope that clears it up a bit! Thanks!
Kekistani Master Race Nov 24, 2013 @ 8:27am 
What does it have in common with David Lynch?