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Narrative adventure Where Birds Go to Sleep has a demo up

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Do you love text-based narrative adventures that look a bit insane? Where Birds Go to Sleep is releasing next year and they now have a demo available. The game will also have Native Linux support, and the demo already does.

"Slip into the subconscious of Cormo, a primitive criminal sent on a mission to chart new, mystical lands shrouded in a mind-altering fog. You never directly assume control, but you will mould him through every decision and every sentence you put in his mind. Uncover the dark mysteries of the island and of the human psyche. Become what you hate in Where Birds Go To Sleep."

The developer mentions it touches on sensitive topics, and won't be suitable for a younger audience.

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Features:

  • Introspect: Reflect on your actions along with the protagonist; exchange your thoughts on what happened; regret or rejoice, grieve or laugh together… or independently of each other.
  • Choices: There is no “Mission Failed”; saying “No” opens new avenues. There is no golden path.
  • Consequences: Lie to others, and you’ll be more likely to hide the truth from yourself. Fail to justify your actions and you might find your character not heeding your commands.
  • Narrative: Sprawling, naturally flowing dialogue: react in intense back-and-forth conversations.
  • Survive: You must prepare for every journey inland, anticipating the challenges ahead. The provisions are scarce… but the others need them less than you.
  • You’re NOT fully in control: you are the whisper in the back of the mind. Manipulate your crew-mates and your protagonist into doing your bidding… and deal with the mental toll.

The developer mentioned over email that the demo will remain up until the end of November.

Try it out on Steam.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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2 comments

BalkanSpy 2 Nov
Fantastic art style - Check🗸
Sublime, forlorn and grotesque atmosphere - Check🗸
Good soundtrack - Check🗸
Interesting game mechanics - Check🗸

I am usually not fond of these type of games, but this looks just right up my alley.


Last edited by BalkanSpy on 2 November 2022 at 11:53 pm UTC
It looks really good.
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