Profit, Said I: The Last Door Opens On Steam Greenlight

By Graham Smith on November 6th, 2013 at 7:00 pm.

But whose velvet violet lining with the Greenlight gloating o'er, She shall press, ah, I'd Buy This!

Once upon a website, weary, while I pondered weak and sweary,
Over many a dull and tedious release of forgotten bore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some colleague gently rapping. Alt-tabbing to my inbox door,
`’Tis some visitor,’ I muttered, `emailing about The Last Door -
Only this, and nothing more.’

Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak June that Adam last wrote about that. The Last Door is an episodic horror adventure game inspired by Edgar Allan Poe and creepy houses. “Creepy House” is now a genre of videogame, by the way. Adam thought it was pretty good, and it’s now three episodes in and up on Steam Greenlight.

Quoth the Adam: “There are mysteries and grisly sights to uncover, both of which benefit from the lo-fi appearance, which paints a detailed image but leaves plenty of boundaries for the imagination to fill in. The score is wonderful, sauntering strings that are alternately melancholy and manic, but the pilot does feel a little like a prologue.”

The pilot chapter is free, and here’s the official trailer from a while back.

And if you didn’t know, the poem I’m ripping off is The Raven.

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  1. guygodbois00 says:

    “Yes, I believe it was Tolstoy who said… Oh, it appears we have a visitor”

  2. Lacessit says:

    That, young Graham, was very neatly done! You are gaining on top spot in my ‘favourite Smith’ ranking!

  3. Hordriss says:

    That The Raven link was a disappointment. I was hoping for the Vincent Price, Roger Corman et al. film. Still, game looks good.

  4. atticus says:

    Thank you Graham, for reminding me of my favourite poem of internet-days past.

    Once upon a midnight dreary, while I porn-surfed, weak and weary,
    Over many a strange and spurious porn-site of “hot chicks galore”,
    While I clicked my fav’rite bookmark, suddenly there came a warning,
    And my heart was filled with mourning, mourning for my dear amour,
    “Tis not possible,” I muttered, “give me back my free hardcore!”
    Quoth the server, “404.”

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    Gap Gen says:

    POEFACE

  6. FFabian says:

    Play the pilot chapter. I nearly had a heart attack half-way through … still too scared to play the second chapter…

  7. SillyWizard says:

    The trailer strikes me as very Chzo mythos-y.