You may have 21 days till town dies. Each choice you make up till that ultimate day could have far-reaching penalties — so what is going to you do? Attempt to save the world, or reside a lifetime of hedonism within the face of futility?
That’s the query that A Place For The Unwilling poses in its hyper-branching narrative journey, and the builders ALPixel Video games have left the reply fully as much as you. There are not any mini-maps, no quest markers, no rail-roaded story on this one, simply you, a dying metropolis, and the paralysing potential penalties of your actions.
A Place For The Unwilling attracts on numerous influences, with the key ones being the creeping dread of Majora’s Masks, the narrative depth of Failbetter’s Sunless Sea, and the figure-things-out-before-bad-things-happen-ness of Pathologic, plus a touch of Lovecraftian horror, a pinch of Over The Backyard Wall‘s unsettling pastoral dreamscapes, and a sprinkling of Dickensian eldritch nightmares.
A posh stability of flavours, to make sure — and evaluations of the Steam model from 2019 appear to be blended on whether or not or not it pulls it off utterly — however the upcoming Swap port, which launches on the Nintendo eShop on March 22nd, hopefully fixes a number of the authentic’s points. Solely time will inform!