Buy D On Steam And See What The ‘D’ Stands For

Psychological horror interactive movie and adventure game D is one of those games from that wacky time in the mid-’90s when developers tried to blend the then-new ability to use full-motion video on PC and consoles with traditional video gaming into something coherent. It was a heady and strange time in the gaming world, one in which it looked as though the mediums of cinema and gaming were slowly becoming one. Thankfully, though, that didn’t happen, and the interactive movie fad died hard. But if you want to peek, hey, it was revived on GOG earlier this year and now it’s on Steam too.

From this time, we have some delectable artifacts that serve to remind us of that surrealistic phase of video game development. D is a quintessential example of the period and as it is written by the late Kenji Eno, whose unstable personality is a legend. So you can definitely rest assured it’s filled with oddity.

Interestingly enough, in D you only have two hours to complete the game and solve the mystery behind Laura Harris’ father’s murdering spree. There’s plenty of blood, violence, and cannibalism to sate all you wonderful sadists, and although dated and clunky by today’s standards, it’s still an interesting way to spend a few hours.

You can get D on Steam now for £3.59/4,49€/$4.49 which is 25% of the normal price. It’s on GOG too.

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17 Comments

  1. KindredPhantom says:

    I imagine there will be a lot of people getting the “D” this Halloween. :p

  2. malkav11 says:

    The sequel is a lot more interesting and still super weird. I can’t really recommend this one.

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    Risingson says:

    Cmon, this was among the worst examples of the fmv craze. And the good scares are in the intro and first 5 minutes.

  4. YogSo says:

    A more interesting and much less frustrating experience is to watch this in-depth Let’s Play of D (12 episodes) and D2 (38 episodes). You really don’t want to suffer ‘The Wheel’ on your own flesh…

  5. maninahat says:

    Actually, the D is silent.

  6. Jalan says:

    I’m still sitting back, waiting patiently for Enemy Zero.

    Also, being depressed that each time this comes up I’m reminded that Kenji Eno is no longer with us.

  7. racccoon says:

    I think D is done! I’m looking forward to Y! :)

  8. mepto says:

    Curious that, although “only” released on GOG “earlier”, you found it only noteworthy once it got onto steam. You know, these companies usually get to become a monopoly because people let them, and gaming journalism helping them by hyping up everything being on steam steam steam doesn’t help the process.

    Fair enough, you made another article containing “steam” and “gog” in its title earlier, although that’s a total of two mentions of steam and one of gog.

    • ThePuzzler says:

      It’s probably being treated as noteworthy now mainly because Halloween. And it is currently cheaper on Steam.

    • Jalan says:

      …what?

      link to rockpapershotgun.com

      Not a single mention of Steam (GASP), how is RPS going to sleep at night!?!?

      • mepto says:

        Sorry, don’t have all the articles in memory. Fair enough then. Although they did put “steam” into the title here and back then just said PC and mentioned gog at the end of the article. I do think pc gamers are kind of brainwashed into mentioning steam in the first place.

        • Jalan says:

          You don’t need to have anything memorized, the tags on the article have that covered.

          I also think you’re blowing the inclusion of Steam in the headline out of proportion, given that the game only just became available to purchase through the service and that seems like the most logical reason it was mentioned at all as opposed to some illicit Machiavellian scheme that culminates with RPS pocketing a few of Valve’s gold nuggets for themselves.

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    Risingson says:

    Heh, just checked and my review in gog is the one with more negative votes because it’s negative.

    I was the one that payed full price for this and got what I got. I cannot understand how back then the lack of gameplay was considered a capital sin and now it’s considered something good. Are we going through a revisionism where the 90s adventures with puzzles are worse because they have puzzles? Really?

    • Jalan says:

      Back then, the game was (mostly) praised. It’s only in the last decade+ that it’s had the typical retroactive “this game was bad” reviews.

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