DARK TRAIN is a 2D atmospheric adventure with mechanical squid ANN 2.35f tied to a railroad "tamagotchi". The road is non-textual and made of paper.
Are you curious about what it's like to be a disobedient squid ANN 2.35f with four tentacles controlling a railroad tamagotchi? Ridiculous? No! DARK TRAIN is a 2D atmospheric hardcore adventure in an oppressive setting full of handmade papercut visuals, logical puzzles and mysteries about famous inventor D. W. Tagrezbung. As a player your task is simple. Leave the gates of Border City.
controls - dynamic, no point-n-click
narration - strong, non-textual, situational
atmosphere - dark, oppressive
exploration - non-casual
audiovisuals - paper-made
no hints, no help - solve it
Our story follows the journey of the inventor D. W. Tagrezbung and the mysterious contract from unknown client which he received years ago. Even as a child, he created a functional model of the universe and throughout his life drew attention to himself thanks to a number of significant inventions. At an advanced age of his peaceful life he received the last big contract with a very strange assignment. The client requested the creation of a model of the human world that embraces changeable weather and civilization. What he did not want to be part of the model was the human face or even people themselves. The actual challenge was presented by creation of transportation that would be capable of delivering the order. Inhospitable territory stretching between the client and the inventor is for centuries connected only by rail. Therefore D. W. decided to create a self-sufficient train with four wagons where each wagon will contain one familiar environment from his world. These environments are: Forest, City, Graveyard and Pool. Ingenious inventor also did not forget include various combinations of environments and theirs mutual weather or architecture affects. Eventually D. W. Tagrezbung devoted the rest of his life to the client's order. The day the train was finally ready to go, the famous inventor died.