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It Comes Around - A Kinetic Novel

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As seen in Singapore's Doujima, Glass of Water Studios is proud to present It Comes Around, born from a partnership between Glass of Water Studios as well as Afterthought Studios (Forgotten,Not Lost & A More Beautiful World)

A ritual to solve the mysterious death of a schoolmate goes horribly wrong, trapping the students and teachers of the Sugimori Occult Club in a horrible game of cat and mouse.

Who will survive this nightmarish hell?

The game is currently available in Windows, Mac as well as Linux.

"With our low price point, we hope to attract more readers to our project and bring a little bit of horror into their lives." Zechariah Ho, one of the founding members of Glass of Water Studios said.

"We sincerely hope that everyone will give us creative feedback and criticism so that we can further perfect It Comes Around as well as future products."

Darren Kwok, founder of Afterthought Studios, hopes that the art revamp will come as a welcome reward to those who so warmly supported It Comes Around on Steam Greenlight.

"Their openness to feedback from the campaign has allowed them to improve their product. It Comes Around will not be everyone's cup of tea, but everyone that we know who has tried it, loved it."
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Glass of Water Studios
Afterthought Studios
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Not rated

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: 10.6+
  • Processor: Any 64 bit processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL compatible card
  • Storage: 170 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Any

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP or above
  • Processor: 1.0 Ghz or above
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Any DirectX 9.0 supported card
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 170 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Any

System requirements for Linux

  • OS: x86/x86_64
  • Processor: 1.2 GHz Pentium 4
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL compatible card
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 170 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Any
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Last Modified: Aug 28, 2019

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< < It Comes Around/Call the Winchesters! > > Plot: The Kinetic novella of a small size (1.5 hours of reading), narrating about occultism, religion and foolish heroes who decided to hold a dark ritual at school. The Whole story is served as a horror, but the only problem is that from the novel is very difficult to make a really scary horror. More Specifically about the game and say nothing. Just once again I remind the peculiarity of the kinetic novel: there is no possibility to make elections and therefore the ending is one. Opinion on the novel: My Opinion about plot is very skeptical. History scare me could not, but was able to put myself facepalm from the stupidity of the heroes of the novel. Although, this is horror and probably why the characters must be stupid (no, seriously, who the hell in his right mind will decide to perform a ritual at school and what priest would approve it?!). As a result-people die, to blame the dark forces or some curse and someone necessarily turns out to be a traitor (at the same time, in novella managed to shove unsolved lesbian love, bordering with Necrophili... What the bleep?!). In General, the plot is strange and I am more inclined to the fact that I did not like him. Let's Move on to the details. Next in detail: Start with the picture. Already in the screenshots of the store, I began to look familiar from the time of reading Sixtieth Kilometer style, the style of photos that have imposed a filter, creating the illusion of affectation (it is certainly not like in the same Sixtieth Kilometer-half of the backs do not match Text, but still, developers, have you been lazy to draw 4 backgrounds? (about so much is present in Novelle)). You cooperated with the studio, which worked on a well-received novel "Forgotten, Not Lost", could help them in the visual part to ask. Fortunately, at least the characters themselves were drawn pretty well. Oh Yes, in Novelle also there are several CG-Arttov that could please. The Musical accompaniment has grieved even more than the visual part. I, of course, understand that the short story is small and you can not put a lot of music, but Hospadi, introduce 2 compositions, which are practically nothing apart from each other?! For real?! I'm afraid to stutter about whether the music was supported by the already questionable tension... Bottom Line: Summing up the disappointing result, I want to say that the short story could have been decent, if it lasted a little more, disclosed the characters a little wider, represented the characters a little less stupid and had different music for the tension of the atmosphere. And so-negative review and no recommendation to read.
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