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Sometime in the late 2000s, Howard James Wright - an old but kind man - perishes. Leaving behind him many adventures, relics he's collected over the years as well as books authored, he is also leaving Sarah, his granddaughter behind.

Having to shoulder the arduous task of clearing out her grandfathers attic, she is soon to find that not everything about her grandfathers attic is what it seems.

What Never Was is a short, story-driven first-person game focused on exploration and puzzle-solving.
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Acke Hallgren
Acke Hallgren
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System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit (requires 64 bit OS)
  • Processor: Dual Core Processor, 2.5 GHz or higher
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DX11 compatible video card
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 700 MB available space
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Last Modified: Aug 8, 2023

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Genre A Very Short First Person Story Driven Puzzle Adventure Story We play a young Woman named "Sarah" and are supposed to clean up the Attic of our late Grandfather. There, however, there is more to discover than just old Krims stuff. Gameplay We walk around the Area and interact with different Items, collecting Diary entries and solving small Puzzles. Achievements There are a total of 6 Successes, all relatively easy to get. 2 are story based, 1 there are for finding all "Collectibles" and 3 for Interacting with certain Items. Pro/Contra + Free + Nette Story + Good Music + Short + Achievements Fazit A very nice short Adventure. Definitely to Recommend especially since it's Free.
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What Never Was Is a nice little walking simulator in a single Room. Story We play Sarah, who is supposed to clean up her late Grandfather's (Howard James Wright) attic. In doing so, we find a Book that lacks Pages. Did he Have a Secret????? https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1627029990 Other + Graphic is OKAY for an Attic. The Lighting Effects are great. + Synchro by Sarah is the same as at Gone Home. Music is also OKAY. + Achievements (6 Pieces) easily, even without a Guide. + Free o Play duration between 20 and 30min-No German Voiceover-Collectible cards, Unfortunately NO https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1627029964 Conclusion Was Fun, there is no more to say. Have Fun on the attic.
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The Secrets of the Attic What Never Was is a brief exploration adventure in which, as a young Woman named Sarah, we peruse our Recently deceased grandfather's Attic. He was a busy Explorer and has seen many Places in the World, but he could apparently never share his Drive with his Granddaughter. So we go in Search of Clues and solve some smaller, not particularly tricky puzzles to reveal his Secret. However, too many Answers should not be expected, because no sooner do we know about what a Mystery we are dealing with here, the Game ends again. Depending on The Type of Player, that is likely to be the Case after about half an Hour. This makes What Never Was seem more like a Teaser on a larger Project or sequel. This developer Acke Hallgren Already hinted In a Blogpost. Despite the many open Questions and the very short Playing Time, the free Game is definitely worth a Recommendation, because exploring the attractively designed Attic is precisely thanks to the interesting History of your Grandfather and very good English Setting Motivating and also solving the Puzzles plays out satisfyingly. Verdict What Never Was offers a short, relaxed exploration experience with some interesting story approaches and simple But fun puzzles. Rating 70
Date Completed: 2019-03-17
Playtime: 30m
Enjoyment: 6/10
Recommendation: It had some nice voice acting and dialog. It builds intrigue nicely but I expect there won't ever be a completed story here. In summary, take it or leave it.
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