Exist

You are the puzzle,
You are the mystery,
You are the question,
But can you find the answers?
A first-person horror-adventure based on themes of existentialism and societal negativity that takes place in a surreal nightmare where the fears of your character and the world around us intertwine into an eerie atmosphere of unsettling truths.
Platform: PC, Mac
Release Date: 2015

Official Site

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Indie Prize Showcase 2014

  • Delving into potentially new questions for games to ask….has a very unique and interesting concept behind it” — Chris Priestman, IndieStatik
  • This is brave…would prefer thousand failures of this kind than the same old successes“- Niveloculto (Spanish)
  • It’s like no other horror game out there, and I think it’s themes are so important, so keep your eye out for this one” — PaperDroids

 

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Core Concept:
Exist” is a philosophical adventure where you explore nightmarish and surreal scenarios made up of the deepest and darkest thoughts of your character and the world around us as you embark on an odyssey to answer some of the most crucial existential questions.

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Key Features:
  • Non-linear and dynamic adventure where how you find the answer to the central question is entirely dependent upon what you observe and how you perceive that information.
  • Stream-of-consciousness  structure where disjointed interludes give you snippets of your character’s mind
  • Multiple ways to solve any given puzzle
  • Procedurally generated scenarios which ensure every playthrough will see you playing as a different person with their own fears, dreams and prejudices.
  • Unsettling horror which projects the real-world societal negativity through the lens of surreal metaphors.
  • Unique interaction interface composed of different sections of subconscious where you channel the flow of thoughts in your character’s mind.
  • Alter your subconscious’ thought-process in order to change the world in your nightmare.
  • Engage in vague, dream-like conversations with strangers and familiar people as each word sheds light on your character’s psyche which has made the world around you.
  • Every scenario is based on a central existential question and how you seek to answer the question is as important as the answer itself.

 

As you explore the surreal scenarios, you seek to answer some of the crucial existential questions about your life, your purpose and your worst fears through the lens of an exterior world that affects us as much as we affect it.