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File size: 417 MB
Downloaded: 2,849 times
Graphics: 320x200, 32-bit color
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Release Date:
20 Jun 2019
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Full Length Game
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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16 people have rated this game so far:
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This game features voice acting.

About this game

Metaphobia is an investigative mystery game in the style of
classic 1990’s point-and-click adventures.

Shortly after being elected mayor, Carl Elmstat is murdered by a thief who is quickly caught, convicted, and sent to prison – case closed. Carl’s son Richard however, is unsettled by the details and decides to investigate further on his own. His prime suspect? His father’s political rival– Edward Raban. Throughout the investigation, Richard will find out that the truth behind the murder is hidden deep under the ground – deeper than he ever could have imagined.
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AGS Awards Wins

Won, Best Freeware Game Created with AGS 2019

Won, Best Animation 2019

AGS Awards Nominations

Nominated, Best Game Created with AGS 2019

Nominated, Best Writing 2019

Nominated, Best Character 2019

Nominated, Best Gameplay 2019

Nominated, Best Background Art 2019

Nominated, Best Character Art 2019

Nominated, Best Music & Sound 2019

Nominated, Best Voice Work 2019

Nominated, Best Programming 2019

Nominated, Best Puzzles 2019

8 people commented on this game (newest first):

Wonderful game, with well-balanced puzzles, interesting story, and the rotoscoping is really really well-done. Played the game with my wife, and we really liked it.
2019-12-31 02:27:21 by HanaIndiana
Right up there with Heroine's Quest as "Most polished and spectacular free game made with AGS". Would happily pay money for this! Similar tone to "Samaritan Paradox" but with more of a "Gabriel Knight" vibe. Great stuff.
2019-10-28 13:39:20 by shaun9991
This game drew me inside like few others. The voice acting is fantastic, the puzzles are logical, the story is strange... Love this one, strongly recommended!
2019-10-15 21:52:00 by inwaterinair
What a great game! I was really thrilled by it. Better than many commercial games nowadays...
2019-08-27 21:54:43 by savetier
This is one of the best and unforgettable AGS games.
2019-07-06 20:48:05 by Meystari F
I really enjoyed this game. The story was slightly bizarre yet credible, animations artwork and coding were excellent, and the puzzles were all solvable if you had a really good look at everything. The soundtrack and voice acting were brilliant, and I look forward to anything this team produces. Well done, and thank-you!
2019-06-23 08:08:46 by Wiggy
Excellent production values (best rotoscoping in an AGS game), investigative story, old-school/adventure-gamey puzzles.
Recommended if you like adventure games like they did it in the 90s + a dash of Ben Jordan!
2019-06-22 23:59:46 by Tampere
Very intense, good dialogues, good story, puzzles, interactions, everything. Congratulations to the creators.
2019-06-20 20:33:41 by dark1981
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