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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.

Reviews


ninetails593ninetails593

Rated 2 / 5 stars March 28, 2012

You know, you've said so many times that this isn't a video game, instead it's an "interactive fiction". Why does it have to be interactive anyway? Aren't video games "interactive fiction" in the first place? Isn't this under the "games" tab? So why isn't it a game? Because it shouldn't be a game. If you group it into something, whilst continuously claiming that it is not within that group, then why place it into that group in the first place? If you have to tag your video game as 'movie', then you're already doing it wrong.


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AlanZucconi responds:

Hi ninetails!
The difference between a "videogame" and a "interactive fiction" is that in the latter the gameplay is pretty much just "advancing" dialogues. In a movie there is no interaction at all.
RAPTUS would have been nice as a movie. However, this would remove the most important part of it: the responsibility of the player. For this reason, it can't be a movie. I used the tag "movie" because Newgrounds seems not to allow "interactive fiction"! :p

RAPTUS, for all the reason that you have already read, it oriented to a quite narrow audience. Being features on the first page makes the ratio "people who understand RAPTUS / people who play RAPTUS" below 0.5. :-p I don't expect everyone neither to like it nor to understand it. However, someone did. And someone understood the full message of the game. And for me, this is enough. :-)


VandelvanVandelvan

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars March 28, 2012

good game



LilymfwheelerLilymfwheeler

Rated 4 / 5 stars March 28, 2012

i love these art games i think this one was kinda creepy andsad but rather good


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madmage816madmage816

Rated 1.5 / 5 stars March 28, 2012

pacing... is... way...

too...

slow...
I like the music. Really sets the tone. I wish the description was more helpful... or at least indicative of the watching:interacting ratio.


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AlanZucconi responds:

Hi!
Since the game have been featured on the first page, lot of people are playing with it and expecting it to be a GAME.

Actually it is an INTERACTIVE FICTION.
You're right, so I put a much longer description inside.
But I am not sure that people will read it! :-)


ElricMasenkoElricMasenko

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars March 28, 2012

I see the artistic value in the game, and to be honest, i sat here for 10 minutes wondering what to do when it was to kill him or not. The dark game your portraying here seems like the mind of a psychopath, Human nature wrestling against the concience. Great game, ive played it through both times now to see what the endings are but i still am having a hard time seeing what the outcome is....


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