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Strangeland is a point-and-click adventure game developed by Wormwood Studios and published by Wadjet Eye Games. It was released on Steam for Microsoft Windows on May 25, 2021.

Premise[]

Strangeland is a classic point-and-click adventure that integrates a compelling narrative with engaging puzzles.

Story[]

You awake in a nightmarish carnival and watch a golden-haired woman hurl herself down a bottomless well for your sake. You seek clues and help from jeering ravens, an eyeless scribe, a living furnace, a mismade mermaid, and many more who dwell within the park. All the while, a shadow shrieks from atop a towering roller-coaster, and you know that until you destroy this Dark Thing, the woman will keep jumping, falling, and dying, over and over again....

Development[]

For almost a decade, Wormwood Studios has been working on a worthy successor to the fan-acclaimed Primordia, which was released in 2012, and then, their second game, Strangeland, was released in 2021.

Features[]

  • Approximately five hours of gameplay, replayable thanks to different choices, different puzzle solutions, and different endings
  • Breathtaking pixel art in twice Primordia's resolution (640x360—party like it's 1999!)
  • Dozens of rooms to explore, with variant versions as the carnival grows ever more twisted
  • An eccentric cast, including a sideshow freak, a telepathic starfish, an animatronic fortune-teller, and a trio of masqueraders
  • Full, professional voice over and hours of original music
  • A rich, thematic story about identity, loss, self-doubt, and redemption
  • Integrated, in-character hint system (optional, of course)
  • Hours of developer commentary and an "annotation mode" (providing on-screen explanations for the references woven throughout the game)

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