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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

RAPTUS is an experimental INTERACTIVE FICTION that explores the concepts of Love and Death. What are you going to do with your own Guiltiness?
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.

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



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 next game! :-)


Rated 2 / 5 stars

didnt like it, i mean, he wanted to do her, but she didnt want then he killed and hid here in the water, THEN there was a single decision i could make and it was to go away or to kill himself
audio was good though


Rated 2 / 5 stars

what on...
Thats just random but still its a good game, just a bad story, i didn't understand it at all!


Rated 2 / 5 stars

that.. was horrofying.. ._.


Rated 2 / 5 stars

It wasn't really my taste. It seemed more like a movie than a game, the graphics were alright but I didn't really like the clicking.

AlanZucconi responds:

I'm sorry that you didn't like RAPTUS, but I guess that you highlight its major feature: it's not a real game. At least, not in the "conventional" way. RAPTUS is an interactive fiction.
Its purpose is not "to be played", but to deliver a message. People who play it expecting to play a game, will be indeed very disappointed.