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Alone in the Park
 
 
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Genre: Adventure
Platforms: PC, Mac
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
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4 mai 2016 à 4h57
21 sept. 2016 à 16h07
Description
Alone in the Park offers an odd little adventure of whimsy and snark, delivered via a unique game system that blends text-based narrative with a graphical, map-based interface.

Play as a rather misanthropic gamer who finds herself lured away from her computer to embark upon a real world quest: finding hidden treasure in a national park. Annoyingly, doing this requires her to locate and reassemble pieces of a treasure map. And instead of being populated with cool creatures like giant vampire squid bats or something, the park's forests, lakes and mountains are home to the lamest NPCs imaginable. This treasure had better be legendary...

At first glance Alone in the Park appears to be a text adventure - but it's not what you might expect. While the narrative is told via text, to play it's more like a graphical adventure game. There is no typing out commands or clicking on words; instead navigating around the world and solving its puzzles is achieved via a graphical interface.

Alone in the Park features:

* Around 4 hours of gameplay
* A map to travel around around with, and a clear, visual way to interact with characters and items (no conversation trees!)
* Geographical puzzles as well classic adventure game style quests
* An idiosyncratic style of humour and tone of narrative
* Deeply satirical music
* Characters you've probably met somewhere before in real life


Some find the cynicism of the game's humor uncomfortable and unpleasant. (The game's protagonist is, admittedly, not a nice person.) Meanwhile, others have found themselves rather amused:

"Alone in the Park blurs the lines between a mere adventure game and a bestseller novel...The writing in Alone in the Park is some of the sharpest I have ever had the pleasure of reading in a video game" - Joe Jasko, Gamezebo

"It has a brilliant, if slightly twisted, sense of humour and has some very memorably crafted characters" - Laura Kate Dale, Indie Haven

"Whether I was trying to fan the flames of passion between a business-obsessed yuppie on a fishing trip and a gothic LARPer or appease a particularly shrewd child who the protagonist is irrationally afraid of, the three- to four-hour narrative (not to mention the particularly humorous theme song, performed by Neil) provided a decent amount of chuckles." - Jeff Marchiafava, Game Informer

"I couldn't help but be reminded of my experiences playing the old LucasArts adventure games like Sam & Max Hit the Road.'"
- Brandon Schmidt, The Indie Mine
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13 commentaires
Sullwyn 30 mai 2016 à 2h27 
voted! looking forward to this! I LOVED the music in the trailer!!! :)
EatMoreSpuds 10 mai 2016 à 11h35 
This looks great - a funny game for thinking players! Also the theme tune is fab
Game Development Championship 9 mai 2016 à 3h31 
This looks original, funny and awesome. Voted and favourited.

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Jim Batt 5 mai 2016 à 12h37 
This game is a solid gold nugget of pure awesome. It deserves to be on Steam, so more people can bask in its radiant glory.
Somagames 5 mai 2016 à 3h43 
Hahahaha great trailer, guys. Really funny, and the game looks fun, too. Really original. Voted.
jodiechrist 5 mai 2016 à 3h08 
This game is great fun - the simplicity of it really opens up well written and well thought out gameplay that's addicive and engaging, and that's before you get to the witty dialog.
Izolde 5 mai 2016 à 1h58 
nice
: . Kiira . : 5 mai 2016 à 1h39 
Love it <3
monoRAIL 4 mai 2016 à 23h20 
I enjoyed the iPad version. This is a very well-written and entertaining story, with some light puzzle elements. I'd certainly buy it on steam. How great is that theme song!!!
inkbleed 4 mai 2016 à 17h46 
I had the pleasure of playing a beta - it was really fun and absolutely hilarious, although dangerously hard to put down.