DARK TRAIN is a non-textual 2D adventure from paper with focus on real-time physical controls. Take the role of disobedient heroine – mechanical squid ANN 2.35f 💙 that is tied to an unpredictable railroad tamagotchi. Together deliver the mysterious order from an unknown client who contacted the manufacture of famous inventor D. W. Tagrezbung with really strange contract...
- story - strong narrative with dynamic action gameplay
- exploration - non-casual exploratory game feel
- atmosphere - dark oppressive setting
- narration - non-textual, situational
- audiovisuals - paper-made art-style, music & sounds
- no hints, no help - there is always a way to solve it
The last contract...
Our story follows the journey of the inventor D. W. Tagrezbung and the mysterious contract from unknown client which he received years ago. Even as a child, he created a functional model of the universe and throughout his life drew attention to himself thanks to a number of significant inventions. At an advanced age of his peaceful life he received the last big contract with a very strange assignment. The client requested the creation of a model of the human world that embraces changeable weather and civilization. What he did not want to be part of the model was the human face or even people themselves. The actual challenge was presented by creation of transportation that would be capable of delivering the order. Inhospitable territory stretching between the client and the inventor is for centuries connected only by rail. Therefore D. W. decided to create a self-sufficient train with four wagons where each wagon will contain one familiar environment from his world. These environments are: Forest, City, Graveyard and Pool. Ingenious inventor also did not forget include various combinations of environments and theirs mutual weather or architecture affects. Eventually D. W. Tagrezbung devoted the rest of his life to the client's order. The day the train was finally ready to go, the famous inventor died.