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The Plague Doctor of Wippra will see you attempt to help people but ignorance, superstition, and religious zeal will firmly get in your way. Developer Electrocosmos and publisher Application Systems Heidelberg have announced it's releasing with Native Linux support on October 5th.

"The Plague Doctor of Wippra is a short point-and-click adventure filled with medical puzzles, medieval period detail, and beautiful, hand-drawn pixel art. Expect interesting characters, a gripping story, and captivating gameplay in a historical setting with contemporary resonance.

Experience a working day as medieval German plague doctor Oswald Keller. Make diagnoses, prescribe treatments, and even perform surgery. You'll also have to face popular ignorance and stand up to superstition. It's dangerous work, but it's your only chance at finding the cause of the Black Death."

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Features:

  • Moody medieval setting with believable characters.
  • Rich atmosphere and nuanced storytelling.
  • Gorgeous, painterly, low-res pixel art.
  • Puzzles with real-life historical and medical context.
  • Choices matter and drive the story, with multiple endings.
  • The feeling of a retro adventure in a modern presentation.
  • Contains no bad jokes (apparently).

At release it will be available on GOG and Steam.

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Purple Library Guy Sep 22, 2022
"Dangerous work" is kind of understating it, I would think. The doctor seems to have the "superstition" that he can survive hanging around plague victims. You wouldn't catch most medieval people falling for that one.
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