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Dacey in the Dark - Prelude

by mode7

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9 Dec 2010
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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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Occasional, mild

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It's a game about fate. This chapter deals with the melancholy we cherish towards times long gone. I'm planing to release more chapters. THIS GAME IS THE WINNER OF MAGS NOVEMBER 2010 (even though it was the only entry - still you should play it!) PLOT: After a fight with her father Dacey takes a walk in the garden, where she meets a most unlikely companion FEATURES: - Simple keyboard controls - Unique and innovative interface - A melancholic atmosphere that will capture you - Atmospheric soundscape
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mode7 has worked on 2 other games: (see them >>)

AGS Panel Review

"Visually strong, with an unusual -though somewhat cumbersome- interface. Simple puzzles help keep things moving, but the writing lacks bite."

3 people commented on this game (newest first):

Lovely visual style and different interface make it feel more modern and original than a generic point and click. Very short but promising if the story is indeed continued at some point.
2013-06-28 12:57:26 by elegantmechanic
I like it, Its fairly (sorry if this offends you) cute. after that ending, i cant help but wonder what happened to her mother.

As the person before me said the UI takes a little time to (a couple minutes) get use to but after that i have to say i started to like it.

The little puzzle in the game was also pretty go. (which means i liked it) I look forward to the next game.
2011-02-14 21:58:47 by Milly (taintedlovergirl)
Very nice art on this game. The side scrolling game style works nicely, though the lack of light makes it hard to spot some of the items.

The UI gets a while to get used to, but it's nice. The controls could have been smoother, though.

I didn't like the plot. It feels out from a cheap soap opera. I got the impression this was the introduction to a game series, which would be certainly interesting to play, but this prelude was a bit anticlimactic.
2010-12-11 08:46:25 by jkohen
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