After a personal altercation, you find your best friend the victim of a grisly death, presumably murder. When four suspicious students arrive and immediately start pinning the blame on you, you know you have to solve this on your own. As you investigate, you discover that the friend you thought you knew so well might have had a more complex personal life than you thought.
When you wake up in a mysterious shop with no memories, the owner and his companion seem to know you better than you know yourself and are more than happy to keep you around as an errand boy. Quickly, things are revealed to be more supernatural than they appear on the surface, and the true, darker nature of the shop becomes clear.
Go on a strange, mysterious adventure through an underground bunker while looking for a cure for a deadly disease. You’re surprised that, being far from abandoned, it’s the home of a family of walking, talking skeletons. Point and click your way through scrounging up clues behind their mysterious circumstances and try not to die in the process.
Stuck in a small Applachian mining town for a week for your estranged aunt’s funeral, you find yourself at the center of a number of strange occurrences. As you try to unravel the net of mysteries, you find your life and the fate of the entire town, is in danger, and everyone’s fate might be in your hands.
Samuele Zolfanelli has published a variety of projects, but his game Dry Drowning, created in 2019, received many awards including a nomination for best debut game at the Italian Video Game Awards in 2020. Dry Drowning is notable for its strong focus on meaningful choices and world-building. The protagonist’s decisions can dramatically affect the unstable socio-political climate in the dystopian near-future.
With no memory of his childhood, Cyan lived a peaceful life with his guardian Gui. When Gui disappears, however, Cyan sets out on a cross-country journey to find him. Along the way, he meets new, strange people and the dreams that have haunted him his whole life begin to become clearer, sending his identity and sense of being into question.