Wow the opening few lines of that song really resonate with us (and probably 99% of gamers). Alone In The Park is described as a ‘slow-paced, low octane’ game so don’t expect Vin Diesel or Dwayne Johnson to be doing any of the voice acting…actually don’t expect any voice acting as Alone In The Park is text-based.
Play as a rather misanthropic gamer who finds herself lured away from her computer to embark upon a real world quest: finding hidden treasure in a National Park. Annoyingly, doing this requires her to locate and reassemble pieces of a treasure map. And instead of being populated with cool creatures like giant vampire squid bats or something, the park’s forests, lakes and mountains are home to the lamest NPCs imaginable.
This treasure had better be pretty fudging legendary.
According to Cheap Drunk Games, Alone In The Park is not the text adventure it appears to be, but rather a graphical adventure game with a narrative told via text. There is no typing out commands or clicking on words; instead navigating around the world and solving its puzzles is achieved via a graphical interface.
Alone in the Park features:
- Slow-paced, low-octane gameplay that will have you fully reclined on your chaise longue
- Enough content to keep players amused for about 4 hours
- A map to travel around around with, and a clear, visual way to interact with characters and items (no conversation trees!)
- Geographical puzzles and classic adventure game style quests
- A style of humour and tone of narrative that has never been interfered with by a publisher
- A theme song! And a bunch of other satirical music as well
- Characters you’re more likely to meet in real life than in a game
This version of Alone In The Park is a major revamping and conversion of a Flash version of the same title that was quietly released in 2011. The developers took on board comments regarding the games length (around 4 hours) and agreed that it would be much more suited to being played via tablet/PC than as an in browser game.
The concept alone is pretty unique, telling a story that at the very least starts somewhere most gamers could realistically see themselves; playing video games. That and we love the song in the trailer, which is Alone In The Park’s main theme and is sung by the creator of the game, Katharine Neil.
Alone In The Park will be released on June 15th for PC, Mac, Linux and iPad. If you’d like to know more about Alone In The Park, head over to the game’s website.
Is Alone In The Park’s concept enough to peak your interest? Did you play the browser based version and if so what did you think? Let us know in the comments below.