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Heatwave

by Scavenger

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File size: 8 MB
Downloaded: 1,451 times
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Genres:
Sci-Fi, Original
Release Date:
25 Nov 2013
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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
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11 people have rated this game so far:
Visual:
89%
Immersion:
89%
Puzzles & Pacing:
80%
Overall Enjoyment:
84%

About this game

You are but mere words.
Would you speak as with that mask,
With what lies underneath?

Heatwave is a short story set in the same world as Death Wore Endless Feathers. It takes place in a future California, where Dai Araiguma is playing a VR game in the middle of an abnormally tenacious heatwave.

To download a self-extracting EXE, choose the first link. To download a ZIP only, choose the first mirror.

EPILEPSY WARNING: There are 30hz flashes that may be distressing to some viewers.

AGS Awards

Nominated, Best Music 2013

AGS Panel Review

"The graphics and music are fantastic and fit the consistent retro style. In comparison to the complex cyperpunk setting and atmosphere the story and puzzles almost feel a bit trivial. The GUI is innovate but is a bit tricky to use. Apart from that it is a highly enjoyable game."

3 people commented on this game (newest first):

Yup, it's awesome :) If you're interested in a longer review, please visit the "Completed Game Announcements thread" by following the link above; perhaps after you played?
2015-03-01 16:03:19 by st.
Top notch art. While the art style isn't my favorite, it's excellently done. The graphics are outstanding; somehow the author managed to pull off interesting backgrounds using an extremely weird color palette.

The puzzles are simple but entertaining, and they get the story moving. The dialogue is good, and the story although short and simplistic, has a nice cyberpunk style, not too removed from reality.

I agree with Peder. For the most part the controls are better than in other adventure games, but the double click (or triple, if the inventory box is still open) is a bit annoying.
2014-01-05 08:47:25 by jkohen
This is an excellent short game with really amazing animations and really nice art & music! The interface and double clicking to interact can be a bit annoying at times, but the game is still worth a play as everything else is amazing! Looking forward to any future games from this creator!
2013-12-11 23:29:33 by Peder
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