Grief is a beautiful, touching and mind-bending little narrative-driven adventure where you travel through different stages of grief following the death of your father.
In Grief you follow the story of a young woman whose father has recently died in a tragic accident. She now needs to look inside herself and work her way through the five stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance), each of which is represented as a dreamlike puzzle world where you often can’t tell which way is up. Between these levels you’ll also chat to a friend and learn more of your story.
Each of the five stages of grief are represented very differently and incorporate different gameplay mechanics. This can involve being able to flip gravity in the direction you’re missing, racing through mazes and rotating a large chunk of a level to reveal hidden passages.
The gravity flipping is a touch buggy and some of the conversations with your friend are a little head-handed, but aside from that Grief is an excellent game. The art design is superb, the level design is very inventive and the way each level shakes up the gameplay is very clever.
Controls: WASD – Movement, Mouse – Look, Shift – Run, Spacebar – Jump
Available On: Windows