Somewhere in England, 1928
Somewhere in England, 1928 is a graphic adventure game developed by Drink Cider, Make Games and published by Armor Games as a browser game in September 2012. It was designed for the CGDC 10 and programmed in Flash. I'm not sure if the title is a reference to the 1940 film, or the George Harrison album.
In the game, three investigators — William, Thomas, and Harriet — are caught up in a strange case which goes horribly wrong. Harriet appears to have been killed while Thomas is left severely injured. William hauls Thomas into a hallway in a half-collapsed building and must act as leader to help them escape.
I found this game online shortly after it was released. I initially played it without audio, so the ending turned out to be a twist.
This game is freeware. I beat it in 2012.
Best Version: Browser
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- The art, though highly pixelated, still looks good.
- I like the sound effects of the battle with the horrible monster, it adds some nice terror.
- The relationship between William and Thomas helps add intrigue to the story.
- The inclusion of a Lovecraftian monster was a good choice for a villain.
- How you have to keep re-clicking on the hand or an item to use the same thing multiple times is annoying.
- The combination is small enough to brute force, which means many players will try, which is an unsatisfying way to solve the puzzle. A more complicated combination would cause players to search harder for the solution.
- I would have liked some music.
- There are some typos.
- With only four rooms, the game is far too short. I was enjoying it, but it ends very abruptly. Too bad a sequel wasn't made.
|Bechdel test?||Fail||There is only one woman.|
|Strong female character?||Pass||Harriet, though minor, is a badass.|
|Strong non-white character?||Fail||All the characters are white.|
|Queer character?||Pass||Thomas and William appear to be lovers.|
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