Year Walk

Year Walk is a 2013 point-and-click first-person adventure game developed and published by Swedish mobile game developer Simogo for iOS devices. The game is loosely based on an ancient Swedish tradition called “Årsgång” (pronounced [oːʂgɔŋ]; “Year Walk”). The game was ported to Windows and OS X PC platforms via Steam in 2014, and on the Wii U via eShop on September 17, 2015. It was succeeded by the free, e-picturebook Year Walk: Bedtime Stories for Awful Children.

The game is set in 19th century Sweden and follows the protagonist, Daniel Svensson, as he attempts to year walk, a ritual that allows one to see into the future. The player must explore the dark woods and solve puzzles in order to complete the year walk and learn Daniel’s fate.

Year Walk is a horror game that uses atmosphere and suspense to create a creepy and unsettling experience. The game’s visuals are simple but effective, and the sound design is top-notch. The puzzles are challenging but fair, and the story is engaging and mysterious.

Year Walk has received critical acclaim, with praise for its atmosphere, story, and puzzles. It has been nominated for several awards, including the Independent Games Festival’s Seumas McNally Grand Prize.

Here are some of the things that make Year Walk a unique and memorable game:

  • It is based on a real-world tradition, which gives it a sense of authenticity.
  • It is a horror game that doesn’t rely on jump scares, but instead creates a sense of dread and unease through its atmosphere and sound design.
  • The puzzles are challenging but fair, and they help to advance the story.
  • The story is engaging and mysterious, and it leaves the player wanting more.

If you are a fan of horror games, or if you are looking for a unique and atmospheric experience, then highly recommend Year Walk. It is a game that will stay with you long after you finish playing it.

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