Wait...HOW AM I THE FIRST TO COMMENT ON THIS!?
Well, here's a REVIEW:
This game was COOL. I really enjoyed the narrative style, the creepy glowing crazy-scratch artwork, the vibrating emphasis words, and just the overall premise. I thought it was more of a visual-novel kinda thing, until suddenly combat showed up. The options didn't feel super rigid either, if that makes sense. They had a sort of organic "Well, what do you do?" feel to them, and I really liked that, even though I didn't feel like I had enough information to weigh my options tactically.
I very much got a kind of "F.E.A.R" vibe mixed with a drop or two of "/r/nosleep", and I loved it.
Sadly, I didn't get to experience the audio aspect of the game, because I was at work. :P
Without spoiling for anyone else: I found the latter portion got a little esoteric and murky as to what exactly was going on. Although, given the inspirations listed in the description, I suppose that's to be expected, and perhaps it's a little up to player interpretation? I'm also not sure if there are different endings. I felt like I may have screwed up somewhere, but maybe that's just how the plot goes?
Really just a cool piece to show what can be accomplished with a minimalist approach and some great narrative within Unity3D. From a dev perspective having been learning C# within Unity myself, seemingly simple things like the Capcom-style type-out animating text impress me greatly, as they aren't exactly "easy" effects, but they sure do go a long way!
It's not hard to see a lot of heart-work went into this, and it stands out with a personality of its own.
Lastly: Again, the artwork: It's got this..."glowing fingernail scratches on an asylum wall" feel to it. Somehow, you're only just barely able to interpret exactly what these harsh, jagged lines are describing, before they're gone again. This fits the theme of the game so well, as, just like the characters, you're faced with something that you can't quite explain. Something minimal and yet unsettling, that only just barely escape description. . .
Great job, devs. :)
Fellow Itch players: It's worth a few minutes to try it out! What are you waiting for? It's time to