Weekly Staff Picks: Words Apart

Classic Games

Up to 80% off Quest for Infamy, Gone Home, Never Alone, Lumino City, and more!

Videogame storytelling is in a way similar to flirting techniques: others believe in chatting their audience up and others prefer driving the message across with meaningful visual cues and creative use of sound. Are you an advocate of the “show, don’t tell” approach or do you enjoy the mental imagery invoked by carefully arranged words? Whichever your predilection, here you will find games that cater to both appetites, standing Words Apart from each other but converging at the same destination: a captivating narrative.

An exercise in subtle expressiveness and emotional storytelling, Never Alone is a puzzle/platformer centered around the unusual friendship between a Native alaskan girl and a fox, as they struggle to survive a fierce, never-ending snowstorm.

Gone Home‘s protagonist may not say much but the game’s story is told using other people’s words. Either through newspaper clippings, confidential correspondence, or diary entries, you gradually uncover a bittersweet tale of forbidden love and dark family secrets.

The astonishing paper-craft visuals and melodic soundtrack of Lumino City are the perfect complements to its limited text. After all, one doesn’t need too many distractions when experimenting with smart, tactile puzzles.

Whether you like your games chatty like Quest for Infamy and The Curious Expedition, or laconic like Samorost 2 and Among the Sleep, you will find something that speaks to you inside Words Apart. And if you are one of those people who only talk in numbers, there are even some pretty nice discount tags here, going up to 80% off. Now that’s a story worth telling!
The promo will last until April 4, 10:59 AM GMT.

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Source:: GOG – Good Old Games


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