Explore 1920s coastal Norway accompanied by a living, breathing, independent companion.
Draugen is an indie adventure game made and published by Red Thread Games. The year is 1923. You play Edward Charles Harden, an American traveller who’s come to Norway to find his missing sister. But you’re not alone: at every step of the way, Edward’s accompanied by his ward, Lissie; a gregarious, independent and enigmatic young woman. Together, you must explore this scenic coastal community — nestled amongst the fjords and mountains of rural Norway — in your search for Edward’s sister, and unearth the darkness that lies beneath the picturesque surface.
Release Date: 29 May, 2019
Developer: Red Thread Games
Publisher: Red Thread Games
Genre: Adventure, Indie
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OS: Win 7
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- “I am not alone”: explore 1920s coastal Norway accompanied by a living, breathing, independent companion
- Find your own path through a scenic setting that changes with the weather and Edward’s mental state
- Interact with your companion, Lissie, through a realistic and dynamic dialogue system
- “A story about what lies beneath”: piece together a gripping narrative with unexpected twists and turns
- Experience a thrilling tale through the eyes of an increasingly unreliable narrator
From the studio that brought you Dreamfall Chapters, and the creative team behind The Longest Journey and The Secret World, comes a first-person psychological mystery set in 1920s Norway. The game is positively gorgeous, the music is extremely engaging, and while not everyone might like the slow pace of this game genre, those of you who do will take part in an adventure that will leave you staring into nothingness, to the point where you may experience memories you never actually thought you had. Draugen is not a revolutionary game, but it is a smart one. The story teeters between being overly explanatory and too ambiguous but never manages to succumb to either. Additionally, the two lead characters feel deftly crafted and relatable. The short length and a lack of replay value may deter some, but Draugen is a mystery worth losing yourself in. Definitely a game that deserves a place in any adventurous gamer's digital library.