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Inspired by the likes of World of Darkness, H.P. Lovecraft and Twin Peaks, the choose your own adventure Blackout is coming to Linux.

MiniChimera Game Studio recently sent word, with them clearly stating it will support Linux as a release platform. Here's what they told us about it:

Blackout is a game about choices, every chapter of the game takes place in a different location, and the order in which the chapters take place will change based on your choices. Even more so, the path you take inside each chapter varies greatly, and the effect of your choices could ripple across all chapters, meaning you could have a very different experience on a new playthrough.

Blackout is a game about hidden monsters and hidden fears, and ultimately about overcoming the worst adversary: one’s true self.

They also have a short teaser-trailer available which is short and tells you very little. Even so, seems like the art style will be quite nice.

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The developer said it will offer a deep story with different endings, with choices that have meaning. I really like the sound of it, but the footage above is not a lot to go on.

For release, it's going to be available on Steam and itch.io, with pre-orders open on itch. Not that we ever suggest pre-ordering, it's never a good idea but the option is there.

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emptyfortress 7 December 2018 at 4:51 pm UTC
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Looks interesting. There's a multisystem demo available on the itch.io page, I'll go have a look at that.
Nezchan 7 December 2018 at 5:27 pm UTC
It's always Lovecraft, again and again unto infinity...
robsonsiebel 8 December 2018 at 7:57 am UTC
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NezchanIt's always Lovecraft, again and again unto infinity...

Hello, dev here =)

Just to be clear, when I say the game is inspired by Lovecraft, I mean Lovecraftian themes like fear of the unknown, hopelessness, the fragility of sanity, detachment, incomprehensible or unanswered questions. You will not see Cthulhu or anything related to cosmic horror or Dreamlands, the influence is more on the psychological side, and how the arch of the story progresses for the main character.

Don't know if that makes it any better (or worse) for you, just wanted to clarify ^^
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