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The Rivers of Alice

is a classic-style, emotional, graphic adventure set in a universe of puzzles and characters from the imagination of vetusta morla. read more

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Platforms PCWii U
Themes Fantasy
Developers Delirium Studios...
Engines
Status: Released
Release: 16-Nov-2015

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is a classic-style, emotional, graphic adventure set in a universe of puzzles and characters from the imagination of vetusta morla.

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The Rivers of Alice: Extended Version is a journey of self-discovery and enlightenment where the player will need to help Alice. Every time Alice falls asleep, she enters a fantasy world where the player must help her face her fears, the fears of her everyday life like: sloth, envy, and dishonesty that manifest themselves in the form of mysterious characters and puzzles.

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Gameplay

The idea is extremely simple – the only control input available to you is the GamePad's touchscreen and the only thing you have to do is work out what objects need to be used, where and when, to solve basic puzzles. But that doesn't mean that the game is a walk in the park. 

The main task is to travel through a world of fantasy, interacting with people and objects to try and solve puzzles. There are numerous screens, each with its own puzzle or two. Sometimes these puzzles need to be solved to progress to the next screen, others can open up new ways in screens you've already been to. Often, solving a puzzle can present you with a new item which can be used to solve puzzles from the previous screens. This means that backtracking is a major part of the game, re-thinking puzzles that you previously couldn't solve. Although in some games backtracking can be a nightmare, it never feels like a chore here. 

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The Rivers of Alice: Extended Version is an absolute treat for the senses. In this gentle game, players can enjoy experiencing the beautiful watercolor, ink and pencil-drawn images of Ane Pikaza, as well feeling the emotion of the beautiful soundtrack (composed expressly for it by Spanish, indie-rock group, vetusta morla) wash over them. 

The graphic adventure includes 10 characters and 20 puzzles on 15 screens, with 11 sound environments and 13 exclusive compositions by vetusta morla. 700 main character animations, 177 conversations and 717 objects and characters in more than 1500 art-filled illustrations bring Alice's weird and wonderful universe to life. 

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Main Features 

  • Challenging Puzzles Await – Use your wits and converse with a mysterious cast of characters to find out what lies deep within Alice's subconscious. Venture on a journey of self-discovery and enlightenment as you help Alice confront the fears of her everyday life like sloth, envy, and dishonesty.

  • Vibrant Soundtrack – From the gentle guitar giving way to the opening scene, to the dreamy piano compositions throughout the game, vetusta morla's 13 exclusive tracks fill every area of the game with intense emotion.

  • Artfully crafted adventure – 700 main character animations, 177 conversations and 717 objects and characters in more than 1500 art-filled illustrations bring Alice's universe to life in this surreal, point and click adventure game.



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