Metafilter Magic: Name that Forgotten Game
April 30, 2020 5:51 PM   Subscribe

In the last 3-5 years, I played a computer game that I don't recognize among the games in my Steam library and can't recall the name of. Hopefully ask.me recognizes it and can name it for me. A teenage girl takes a ferry to an island with her stepbrother and his friends (maybe her friends, maybe he's her brother, not her stepbrother?) for a traditional party on the beach. Mystery ensues--your transistor radio is a huge part of it. You explore and solve the mystery. Take the ferry home. There's lots of dialogue boxes and a variety of choices you can make about who splits off with whom for investigations and the like, which impact the end game. I am quite certain I learned about it on ask.me. Any suggestions?

I don't think I'm conflating more than one game, but you never know. I remember a little town with a town history museum, a radio tower, a cave on the beach, and a cable car you ride over a chasm. It was not a game with flashy graphics--I don't recall cut scenes, but that does not mean there weren't cut scenes. I am pretty sure you get snapshots of the characters throughout but otherwise don't really see avatars moving around.
posted by crush to Media & Arts (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
That's Oxenfree
posted by rodlymight at 5:53 PM on April 30 [7 favorites]


So it is. And there it is, right in my library where it should be.

Thank you!
posted by crush at 5:55 PM on April 30


It's incredibly good, in case anyone was wondering.
posted by brook horse at 7:21 PM on April 30 [2 favorites]


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