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The Unfolding Spider

by discordance

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Game Genre:
Contemporary
Game Type:
Drama
Story Type:
Original
Release Date:
23 Sep 2011
AGS Panel Rating:
Player Rating:
Short game (can be completed within 30 minutes)
Short game Can be completed within 30 minutes
Medium length game Takes at least 30 mins to finish
Full length game As long as a Sierra / LucasArts classic
MAGS game Monthly AGS competition entry
Non-adventure game Using Adventure Game Studio for something else?!
Joke game You know when it fits this category ;)
Demo Unfinished games / commercial games
Training game Games made just to try out AGS
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Mild

Public Opinion

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11 people have rated this game so far:
Visual:
64%
Immersion:
78%
Puzzles & Pacing:
67%
Overall Enjoyment:
78%

About this game

You wake up in a grimy gas station bathroom.
You remember EVERYTHING.

A tragicomic detective horror noir romance story, filled with love, adventure and betrayal.

AGS Awards

Nominated, Best Short Game 2011

AGS Panel Review

"Confusing, grotesque and atmospheric dark interactive movie. The production values are very basic and the gameplay consists of making choices within a quickly unfolding narrative."

7 people commented on this game (newest first):

There are interesting ideas in this game but I feel the execution was a bit sloppy (i.e. little interaction). Some clever storytelling choices make up for it, but I still didn't "feel" it.
2013-12-30 04:42:40 by
Awesome game. I really liked the feel and the atmosphere of it, especially the music. The simplicity of the graphics do not take anything away, and the abstract story really gets you involved. All the bizarre options and choices gives this game high replay value.
2011-10-01 14:46:24 by Shama Ng (shamang37)
Is this game funny? Yes. Is it sad? Yes. Is it violent? Yes. Is it a great game? No. Is it a fantastic game? Yes.

I honestly think there's no answer to any question related to this game. I think it's a masterpiece of trickery and impression, and i wonder if it was intended. You see that the graphics are mediocre, but how sure can you be, that this wasn't intended? Everything plays a big role in this game, and I believe i got the story right. You definitely have to play this, it will make you go through an emotional journey like no other game will.
2011-10-01 13:53:39 by Dualnames
It was a real joy to play.

I'm very impressed... Wonderfully abstract and artistic.

This game is a journey and I enjoyed every step of it. It's honest, it's very clever, and it challenges the player in many new ways that we are not yet used to. Consider me a fan. Well done!
2011-09-29 11:30:26 by Grim (Grim Reaper)
This is a game that everyone can play and have fun. It's short and easy and cool. Graphics are unique and simple and awesome. in one word it's awesome.
2011-09-27 22:19:43 by Bogdan
"The unfolding spider", or "Spidey's unfolding adventure", as aficionados like to call it, is a complex psychological murder love mystery crime adventure, presented through elegantely designed rhizomatic gameplay. It involved too much juvenile delinquency style comic violence for me, but there are lots of grotesque and even some genuinely touching moments that make up for that. To sum it up: a very immersive narrative experience which oh no I am running out of complicated latin loanwords.
2011-09-27 19:00:37 by A PROTOGYNOUS STEEPLECHASER (egalotron)
A strange game. Interesting gameplay, but lacking punch in my opinion.
2011-09-24 09:09:37 by jkohen
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