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RAPTUS

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Adventure - Point 'n Click
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retro
philosophical

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Mar 26, 2012 | 10:47 AM EDT

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The Director's Cut version of RAPTUS has been released for the International Day for the elimination of violence against women. Find out more at www.raptusgame.com

RAPTUS is an experimental INTERACTIVE FICTION that explores the concepts of Love and Death. What are you going to do with your own Guiltiness?
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{ DESCRIPTION }
Can a single mistake destroy everything that you have?
How far would you go, to make up for your sins?
Love is a one-way street. Just like Death.

{ CONTROLS }
Mouse to bend character will.
Arrows to make him decide.
The illusion of free will.

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lyzzielyzzie

Rated 2 / 5 stars

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the main problem for me is that I did not like the main protagonist, which happens to be a schizophrenic murderer. So for me it impaired the whole experience. I think that the problem of having a mentally ill main character makes it hard to construct a story about choice since all his actions are driven by his disease. I feel embarassed then with the end. What does it mean ? That now he has a choice, in other words that he is cured of his disease ? So as whole, I find it a bit sloppy. The pace is both too slow (in the interaction) and too fast (in the narration). The music and atmosphere are good though. I look forward to see how you can explore deeper other close themes though.


AlanZucconi responds:

Hi lyzzie! Thank you for your questions!
The final choice was mainly made to let you decide what to do with him.
A part of people feel very sympathetic with him, and decided to let him live his life.
Other ones - like you, I suppose - didn't feel anything for him. Quite the opposite, they just want him to die for his crimes.
RAPTUS probably has way too many "meanings". :p And it is quite hard to follow and to find all the metaphors that contains. I will release a postmortem soon, trying to unravel some of these mysteries. :-)
But thank you for all the feedback because it's really helpful for ...my next game! :-)


awesomestickmanawesomestickman

Rated 4 / 5 stars

nice story, I agree with octoraffe about how rape is love and how I don't feel sympathy for this guy, but nonetheless I like the art style and how it was done.



OctoraffeOctoraffe

Rated 3 / 5 stars

It's funny how people find this so deep and moving. I disagree. I can see what you've tried to accomplish here, that Love is not always the fairytale version in movies and books. That sometimes Love can mean something very different. But I see a mentally ill man who hears voices raping and killing a woman. Serial killers claim this as Love, which is obviously your end point here. But why is that so deep? I feel no sympathy for this man, who forced a woman into that position and then took her life, and yet I am supposed to feel for him. This story isn't touching, it's terrifying. I didn't have to think about this at all, you didn't actually give me anything to think on. You said "But what about rape and murder, isn't that love?" And the answer is of course NO.

Nice attempt, though, and I still enjoyed it. I just wish you hadn't advertised this game as something it isn't.


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TetragrammatonTetragrammaton

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Well done. Yet I don't find those art games about a love that is lost or a love that is found or a love that is brutally murdered not that interesting anymore. Isn't there more in the world that you people could make such games about?


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chizychizy

Rated 4 / 5 stars

How touching.... =((