Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Eye-catching indie game puts progressive ideals over depressing backdrop

The Man Came Around is a survival RPG about trying to escape a fascist dictatorship within a powerful nation. It’s full of trauma, stealth, moral choices, and death — so, you know, fun. The game, made by Belgian studio Pipette Inc, went live on Kickstarter yesterday. This game is bleak. Think Oregon Trail if it were written by Leo Tolstoy. You could also easily draw comparisons with Papers, Please or This War of Mine. You control five distinct characters fleeing their totalitarian home country by way of a fence in the mountains. You have to manage their scarce resources, keep their trauma to a…

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