...offers a slow-paced, low-octane blend of text and graphical adventure gameplay
that will have you fully reclined on your chaise longue.
Some impressions so far of Alone in the Park:
"Alone in the Park blurs the lines between a mere adventure game and a bestseller novel...The writing in Alone in the Park is some of the sharpest I have ever had the pleasure of reading in a video game" - Joe Jasko, Gamezebo
"It has a brilliant, if slightly twisted, sense of humour and has some very memorably crafted characters" - Laura Kate Dale, Indie Haven
"I couldn't help but be reminded of my experiences playing the old LucasArts adventure games like Sam & Max Hit the Road.'"
- Brandon Schmidt, The Indie Mine
"Whether I was trying to fan the flames of passion between a business-obsessed yuppie on a fishing trip and a gothic LARPer or appease a particularly shrewd child who the protagonist is irrationally afraid of, the three- to four-hour narrative (not to mention the particularly humorous theme song, performed by Neil) provided a decent amount of chuckles." - Jeff Marchiafava, Game Informer
Play as a rather misanthropic gamer who finds herself lured away from her computer to embark upon a real world quest: finding hidden treasure in a national park. Annoyingly, doing this requires her to locate and reassemble pieces of a treasure map. And instead of being populated with cool creatures like giant vampire squid bats or something, the park's forests, lakes and mountains are home to the lamest NPCs imaginable.
This treasure had better be fucking legendary.
At first glance Alone in the Park appears to be a text adventure - but it's not what you might expect. While the narrative is told via text, to play it's more like a graphical adventure game. There is no typing out commands or clicking on words; instead navigating around the world and solving its puzzles is achieved via a graphical interface.
Alone in the Park features:
- Around 4 hours of gameplay
- A map to travel around around with, and a clear, visual way to interact with characters and items (no conversation trees!)
- Geographical puzzles and classic adventure game style quests
- An idiosyncratic style of humour and tone of narrative that has never been interfered with by a publisher
- A theme song! And a bunch of other satirical music as well
- Characters you've probably met somewhere before in real life
(Games press will find a press kit here.)
Listen to the Alone in the Park theme song: