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A Date in the Park

by shaun9991

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File size: 44 MB
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Genres:
Contemporary, Drama, Original
Release Date:
26 Nov 2014
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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
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Occasional, mild
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21 people have rated this game so far:
Visual:
87%
Immersion:
92%
Puzzles & Pacing:
83%
Overall Enjoyment:
83%

About this game

A surreal and creepy little point and click game.

A Date in the Park is now on Steam Greenlight! Hoping to get some more exposure for it by getting it on Steam as a free download.

If you enjoyed the game please do consider giving us your vote :)

You can vote here: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=646036057

You are Lou. You've recently moved to Lisbon, in Portugal, to take up a new job and start a new life. Within days of arriving, you meet an enchanting woman, Catarina, at a bar on a night out. After a few hours of getting along swimmingly, you agree to meet her the next day in her favourite park.

You arrive at the stunning park on a beautiful sunny day, with high hopes. Lou soon finds the atmosphere is a little off... it's not going to be an average date.

Features:
- A cast of several characters
- Language confusion - Lou does not speak Portuguese.
- 20+ screens to explore
- A short, narrative experience, with puzzles as well. I think it will take between 30 minutes and an hour to complete. Maybe a bit more, maybe a bit less, depending on the player
- Twists and turns - shocking moments! (there's a horror element to the game)
- 90s style digitised graphics and animated sprites
- 640 x 400 resolution
- Real world location to explore- Tapada das Necessidades in Lisbon, Portugal
- 2 click interface, with inventory etc

Run winsetup.exe for Graphics settings. Do let me know if you come across any bugs. Any feedback welcome too!
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AGS Awards

Won, Best Short Game 2014

Nominated, Best Freeware Game Created with AGS 2014

AGS Panel Review

"The photographic backgrounds and ambient sounds make you feel like you are strolling through the park yourself. Once every scene is explored, this gets a bit repetitive because the puzzles mostly rely on walking around. However, the good writing and amazing atmosphere make up for that."

9 people commented on this game (newest first):

shaun9991's game is one of the best AGS adventures.

One of the very few set in Lisbon and where the photorealistic style works really well, in the tradition of Riddle of Master Lu. The story is emotional in different ways, and builds up nicely. A wonderful pastime for around half an hour.
2016-07-29 19:46:00 by Embla
I got a really bizarre feeling playing this game.
After playing it and contemplating on it, some parts of it really puzzle me...
It's like this could be either dream or reality (I think surrealism)
2016-04-02 06:19:08 by djhwan97
I did a bit of clueless wondering around at first but once things got going I thought it was very well done. Would recommend.
2015-06-15 08:35:31 by Two Tales
To think about it, this short game is probably the best adventure I have played in 2014. Excellent!
2015-03-08 06:19:16 by Uka
Someone must have had a pretty bad experience in Lisbon... :)
2015-01-02 09:57:15 by jkohen
A beautiful game, surrounded by nature and the sounds of nature, it is very captivating, and the mysteries surrounding the date, very good!
2014-12-10 13:24:11 by Andy
A quite interesting game that does get stranger as it goes along.
2014-12-02 02:37:20 by Michael2968
An elusive date in the park changes into something else... I enjoyed this, the digitalised graphics are pretty nice and reaching the end you feel immersed in the game.
2014-12-01 02:26:57 by bicilotti
I really enjoyed this game. Visuals and immersion are excellent.
2014-11-30 09:33:07 by AprilSkies
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