Loved it - great choices and story.
Where dreams can be more lethal than the waking world.
Phantasmagoria is a short game created for Ectocomp 2020.
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Great little game, well done! I achieved every achievement over four runs. I liked the stress of the diminishing candle, the hints at greater forces at play, the references to Wizard of Oz (I assume), and the spitefulness of the trickster god.
The language throughout dances and dazzles.
I think it's too easy to win -- on my second run I searched through the rubble, angered the river goddess, and picked a flower, but still had enough time to defeat the spirit.
Thanks so much Will!
I think this game probably needs another editing and balancing run now that you mention it. I was a bit over ambitious and was going to have an extra scene in there which I had to cut to make the time limit, and instead tried to go back and do a quick stat rebalance but may not have gotten it quite right as I didn't have a lot of time left to do it in. Thanks for letting me know that the difficulty level seems too low, I'll write the extra scene and/or rebalance the stats when the comp ends to fix that :)
Bit of Oz influence, bit of mainly Greek mythology influence in there too. The cut scene was originally planned to have Hypnos (God of Sleep) make an appearence who has associations with the River Lethe and Poppies :)