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Wages of Darkness

by vanwijst

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Genres:
Sci-Fi, Horror, Original
Release Date:
23 Jun 2012
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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Public Opinion

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11 people have rated this game so far:
Visual:
82%
Immersion:
87%
Puzzles & Pacing:
80%
Overall Enjoyment:
80%

About this game

A top secret experimental military facility has a primary power failure. Marina, a plucky young soldier, wakes up in the middle of the crisis, injured and disoriented by the absolute darkness. Recalling her training, she must make it to the Shelter before her commanders invoke protocol 13. Along her way she uncovers clues about the fate of the facility as she grapples with her own evanescing sense of self.



This short game is the winner of the April 2012 MAGS competition. The theme of that competition was "distorted senses".
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AGS Panel Review

"While the game essentially has you solving puzzles in complete darkness, the setting and developments make the effort worthwhile."

7 people commented on this game (newest first):

Very short game with interesting concept and good atmosphere.
2013-04-07 10:10:51 by cat
Very nice short game. Everything in this game is exactly as it should be. Definitely worth playing!
2013-01-13 12:03:47 by yarooze
A quick experience that is definitely worth playing.
The game has you in complete darkness for the majority of it, but that is what makes it so gripping; its as though you yourself are trying to feel for a way out in complete darkness.
It actually scared me, so I had to play on easy and in a window, and to me, this means its good.
2012-08-11 08:46:56 by Deanerl
Very short. Easy. But I enjoyed playing it! Good story, and the music cues works fine. Would recommend everyone to try it on Hard Mode the first time they play it.
2012-08-08 20:52:20 by Sam (alvorsam)
Short and simple, but a great concept that works perfectly with the tense horror atmosphere. Definitely worth a play.
2012-08-03 09:45:27 by Duzz
Short but perfectly crafted.
2012-07-08 17:42:59 by stepurhan
Excellent work. Highly atmospheric. The darkness premise could have been frustrating but works to heighten the tension in a game of this length.
2012-07-08 17:42:21 by stepurhan
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