Slouching Towards Bedlam is an interactive fiction game that places you in the shoes of the administrator of an insane asylum in a steampunk version of London. What's not to love about that? The stage is set by an ominous recording being played over a phonograph in a cluttered office. The asylum itself seems fairly normal, for an asylum. Things, however, are definitely not normal.
The way the player is given control over the story of Slouching Towards Bedlam is definitely interesting. Saying too much would spoil it, however expect multiple endings and unexpected consequences.
The setting is brought to life through some great, moody writing. It's unmistakably a horror story, the first room is filled with a sense of unsettling discomfort at your surroundings. It definitely feels like an insane asylum. The descriptions combine with the unusual nature of the narrative to give an odd sense of being disturbed, in a good way.
Why You Should Check This Out: What sells Slouching Towards Bedlam is the atmosphere: a steampunk insane asylum, brought to life in a very unsettling way. Interesting interaction between the player's actions and the narrative make this more than just a standard text adventure. [size=20]Download Now[/size]