Orpheus

Player Rating5.70/8

"#81 overall, #11 for 2011"
based on 516 ratings since 05/05/2011
played 9,605 times (finished 469)

Story Difficulty2/8

"walk in the park"

Play Length5/8

"Not going to lose any sleep"

Maturity Level6/8

"I'll need to see some identification"
Some material may be inappropriate for persons under age 16. If this were a movie, it would probably between PG-13 and R.

There is something calling to us.

Something otherworldly.

Something familiar.

Arriving at a mysterious research centre high in the Alps, a stranger seeks what is lost, what he hopes to meet one last time.

 

NOTE: The story is linear with some parallel perspective thrown in. There are few choices here, it is meant to play with the reader's emotions, and come to an ethical decision near the end.

 

UPDATE: Fixed the infamous "Widow" to "Widower".

Player Comments

the concept was interesting, thoughtful, and complimented the poetic, almost lyrical writing style. There were a few technical errors, and a few times I wished you would have gone into a little more detail, but neither is a major detraction from a well crafted story.
-- estelwen on 1/28/2012 11:55:14 PM with a score of 0
Damn! I actually really, really, really liked this! Great, great job! Your writing created and awesome atmosphere and I actually felt a lot of compassion for my character and connection to Alice. Phenomenal. If this weren't so linear, it would be a 7. I gave it a 6. I'm considering moving it to L&D and featuring it, would you be OK with that?
-- JJJ-thebanisher on 5/6/2011 5:52:43 PM with a score of 0
Very detailed story, unfortunately rather than feeling like an immersive environment, it ends up feeling like a tedious chore to wade through page after page of unnecessary text to find the correct way to advance.

If I am a widow, how can Alice be pregnant with my child? I seriously thought I was female for a good portion of the story.
-- Sethaniel on 5/4/2011 5:05:48 PM with a score of 0
SO amazing pls keep making more. Grammar and technicalities not great but the story was captivating
-- Omg I love this on 9/16/2017 4:43:38 PM with a score of 0
Quite an interesting story, I felt as if the ending was not complete enough, but it was very well developed. I feel a bit of a lack in detail and maybe backstory and memories, but I loved it anyway.
-- LeoCaesar on 9/9/2017 4:32:30 PM with a score of 0
This was AMAZING! I loved how your wrote the book and the idea! The plot was fantastic, and I do love my wife Alice.
-- Camilila on 3/11/2017 3:16:18 PM with a score of 0
Amazing....
-- Soph on 2/28/2017 8:02:52 AM with a score of 0
That was scary...
-- Jade on 1/31/2017 12:45:19 PM with a score of 0
Truly excellent writing
-- Will11 on 5/23/2015 1:11:39 PM with a score of 0
Weird but good
-- ilovewaffles11 on 3/29/2015 6:41:11 PM with a score of 0
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