A Raven Monologue is a beautiful and and emotional little narrative experience that tells the story of a raven and his relationship with people in his town.
A Raven Monologue is more of a series of non-interactive animated slides that you click trough than a ‘game’, but it’s a beautiful experience nonetheless. It tells a wordless story of a raven who does not know how to croak and his relationship to people within his town.
The narrative is very much open to interpretation (spoilers ahead). The raven seems to wander the town, collecting colorful items from people he meets. These items he then places in his cage, where they allow him to communicate better with other people he meets. However, taking the items also takes the life force of the person he’s talking to, turning them into a colorless rock. Maybe it’s all just a metaphor for his social awkwardness, maybe it means that colorful, living things can’t be collected and locked up in cages, maybe it’s about the hollowness of materialism or maybe the raven signifies Death and the people he meets are savoring their last memories before they die.
No matter what meaning you get from your playthrough of A Raven Monologue, it’s a beautiful little experience – thanks to the fantastic hand drawn artwork and the melancholic soundtrack. It may not be a ‘game’, but it is an incredible work of art.
Controls: Mouse – Point & Click
Available On: Windows & Mac (Steam)
Gameplay Video: Here (Spoilers)