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Sepulchre

by Owl Cave

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File size: 163 MB
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Operating System(s):
Windows
Game Genre:
Contemporary
Game Type:
Horror
Story Type:
Original
Release Date:
3 Sep 2013
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Player Rating:
Short game (can be completed within 30 minutes)
Short game Can be completed within 30 minutes
Medium length game Takes at least 30 mins to finish
Full length game As long as a Sierra / LucasArts classic
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Non-adventure game Using Adventure Game Studio for something else?!
Joke game You know when it fits this category ;)
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Occasional, mild
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15 people have rated this game so far:
Visual:
91%
Immersion:
81%
Puzzles & Pacing:
57%
Overall Enjoyment:
71%

About this game

Sepulchre is an adventure short from Owl Cave, written by Ashton Raze (Richard & Alice) and drawn by Ben Chandler (everything ever), and with other awesome contributions from lots of lovely people. It's a game featuring horror, trains, and huge bags. It should take most people around half an hour to play through. Sepulchre is free. That means it doesn't cost money. It's like stealing... but legal.

AGS Awards Nominations

Nominated, Best Original Story 2013

Nominated, Best Background Art 2013

Nominated, Best Animation 2013

Nominated, Best Voice Work 2013

Nominated, Best Short Game 2013

AGS Panel Review

"Fans of Poe and his likes will appreciate the mysteriously horrific Sepulchre, a short freebie by the makers of Richard & Alice.

Sepulchre is basically the gothic novel distilled - there's no slow build-up, no state of normalcy from which the plot can depart, just a short but steady stream of symbols, cryptic, ominous monologues and some Victorian death photos added for good measure.

Graphics and voice acting are superb.

One wishes that this was only the final chapter in a longer game - one in which you would learn to know the protagonist and place him a context that makes sense. This genre typically lets the protagonist slowly lose his sense of reality - in Sepulchre we get to enter when he's already there. "

9 people commented on this game (newest first):

The end was predictable from the beginning but I loved it anyway!
2017-07-14 14:50:11 by KONEY
Short game, but that's fine. Voice acting's good, wish they'd use the same equipment to record all the voices, it's like listening to Google Hangouts. My feet are weary of all the walking back and forth -- unnecessary. Horror game? What horror??? Poe fans will enjoy this 15 min game. Splendid animations and sprites and background etc etc. Recommend it to all who's life isn't short enough to play mediocre games.
2015-07-19 21:46:38 by Sam Ferdinand
A solid short adventure game that had me spooked. I didn't think the game was predictable at all as one commenter claimed; in fact, I'm not even sure I fully understood it. Perhaps that is one flaw of the game - things are not fully explained and it'll leave you scratching your head at the end wondering why it happened, or maybe there was something I missed.

The game is rather easy. I didn't get stuck once. There was also a minor mistake in the game, when you talk to one of the characters your back is turned. I'm surprised it was not discovered during testing since it is pretty obvious and an easy fix. But I'm nitpicking, the game overall was really good and professionally done.
2014-02-27 19:55:40 by Seven
I just love when somebody has an interesting and spooky story to tell through a game medium. It was like reading a good short horror novel.
2014-02-22 20:34:50 by Gribbler
It's not difficult to guess what happened, but it's horrifying anyway.
2014-02-01 19:28:53 by Janos Biro
A game about... walking back and forth a corridor while mysterious things happen outside your control.

The graphics and the music are very good and consistent with the setting. The story on the other hand is predictable and oddly paced; there is no build up and almost no hook, it feels like watching a movie's ending.
2013-11-01 10:01:02 by jkohen
Wow. What an odd little game. Wasn't terribly difficult, and exceedingly short, but beautifully made and gets the mind going. I feel confused and intrigued, and wish there was more, but I feel like a lack of fully understanding makes it interesting as my mind is creating all sorts of ideas! I very much agree with the AGS panel review- it feels like nearing the end of a game, and I don't understand the characters fully. Perhaps I need to have read the referenced book?!

The voice acting was emotive, the music was atmospheric, and there was an odd high pitched whine at one point that I wasn't sure was in the game until I adjusted the volume, and successfully made me feel a little sick, but only lasted a short while. The graphics are beautiful.

Overall, a gorgeous little game, but I wish there had been more and I could have understood it a little deeper and perhaps seen the things leading up to this point. Seems like just scratching the surface of an excellent game
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2013-10-28 20:59:06 by faerieevenstar
Great game; good ambiance; excellent voice acting and animation. Weird game which last just what is needed. 10/10
2013-10-01 04:11:36 by gaarias
I thought this was a cool strange little game which I really enjoyed.
2013-09-03 23:53:05 by Michael2968
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