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The Distant Door

by Durinde

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File size: 32 MB
Downloaded: 126 times
Graphics: 320x200, 32-bit color
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Release Date:
26 Aug 2023
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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
Non-Adventure Game Using Adventure Game Studio for something else?!
Joke Game You know when it fits this category ;)
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This game features voice acting.

About this game

This project that was made for the August 2023 AGS MAGS competition. This month's theme is distance. You are a night shift worker who has just moved into a new apartment building. While getting ready for work, you hear your neighbor having a terrible coughing fit. 

Assets used:

Duat Font One | Pixel Art 8 Bits Font | Free by LeonMSaia (itch.io)

(Modern Office, Modern Interiors, Modern Exteriors) LimeZu - itch.io


Freesound - "Object_Drawer_Wood_Open.wav" by Nox_Sound

Freesound - "Shower Turn On Run Turn Off Drain Water.wav" by WavJunction.com

Freesound - "Notification" by suyashjemar

Music: (From Soundimage.org - Eric Matyas)Northern 

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Voice Actors:
Erika Sanderson (@ErikaSanderson)
Courtney Ede (@Courtney_Ede_VA) 

See the people who made this game and any other games they've worked on >>

AGS Awards Nominations

Nominated, Best Short Game 2023

AGS Panel Review

"Fully voiced, well-written and moving story about social distance and reaching out. Or not."

3 people commented on this game (newest first):

This game focuses more on story than on puzzles which require a fair amount of walking back and forth. Worth playing for both endings. I was surprised that a MAGS game has good voice acting.
2024-02-13 20:41:56 by cat
Good strong story. Which made me feel a bit god about getting ending 2... and guilty when got ending 1.
Worth playing for both endings, to see how a simple life choice can touch someone else's life.
2023-09-09 20:03:05 by Cassiebsg
This is a slice-of-life game that handles inventory items the most realistically of all games I have played. There is a short, but moving story, no real puzzles, but choices to make.
2023-08-27 02:52:09 by heltenjon
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