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Wyatt's Torch

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This is interactive story in four actions about problems of piracy and copyright protection.

Game is dedicated to the adoption of russian anti-piratical law 01.08.2013 and it's society reaction.

The entire project was made with licensed and officially free software.

Controls: A/D to walk, E to perform some actions.
Music: Jose Travieso – Claro De Luna (written by Ludwig van Beethoven)

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This really should have just been an animation. There's no interactivity, there's no story or characters to get immersed or invested in; in other words, there's no GAME here, and what little game there is, is so sluggish, poorly-paced and dull that it hurts its own message. Worse, it uses such overly-exaggerated caricatures of the debate that it doesn't actually explore the piracy problem at all, it just puts a cliched soundtrack on a cliched scenario and instead of "innocent children caught in the crossfires of war" we have "content creators who deserve to get paid".

On the plus side, though, the backgrounds were lovely.

Skip this, and go play Game Dev Tycoon.

Although the style was not original, I did like it.
What is disliked were:
1) The lack of interaction
2) The story
This was basically a movie that made me hold a button.
It had potential, but got ruined by unclear messaging and illogical story elements.
Everytime you set something up, you kill it right away.

If you had actually made a game with a lot more meat on it, I would have easily given you 5 stars.

FourSevenSeven responds:

Thanks for respond.
I guess that the story is something whole and pretty logical.
In the first three acts you can see in the front of a scene the Creator, the State (a defender) and the Consumer.
I showed the extreme position of each other. Poverty, abuse of authority, insolence.
The last scene is just completes the story of each character.

Truly touching. A beautiful illustration, an allegory, with a meaning that one should be able to comprehend. I reserve my five-star ratings for games like this.


This is not a game.

The message is a bit confusing. Yes it addresses piracy and media right, but doesn't really say anything. If it makes ANY case it would be that piracy is wrong.
I understand it is difficult to make a case for digital piracy without sounding like an idiot. This fell short of the mark.

I did enjoy the graphics, especially the backgrounds - digitized photos.
The music, too, was great. not that it fit the game, but i enjoyed it because it's a great piece of music.
I gave this a 3 because I liked what it was trying to do, but it isn't a game and it isn't fun.

It's OK.