September 16, 2017

One Night Stand

Tags: A Gamedev Plays

This post is from the now defunct website “A GameDev Plays…”, copied here for posterity

What happens after a drunken one night stand? Find out in the awkward short story game One Night Stand.

You wake up, head throbbing, in a strange flat next to an unknown naked woman. What do you do? What do you say? One Stand Stand is a point & click story game that starts with that premise. You can try to get to know the woman better or sneak out or take a look around. Each game lasts around 30 minutes and your decisions can lead to 12 different endings. However it feels weird to replay the game as you already know so much about this woman from previous run-throughs - it seems unfair (just knowing her name is a spoiler). Still this short and tightly focussed game delivers its story well and never gives the impression of cheating or forcefully directing the player (probably because it is short and focussed). One of the more successful story games I’ve played and well worth a look if you enjoy this genre.

One Night Stand is US$2.99 on the Steam store for PC, Mac and Linux.

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