Moirai is a short, simple looking, but very surprising first person adventure that does some incredible things regarding the choices you make during the narrative.
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD! We’d really recommend playing the game before reading on!
You are a farmer from a little village, who ventures out into a cave to search for a woman who has gone missing. As you enter the cave you grab a lantern and are given a knife to protect yourself. It’s a fairly standard first person adventure with charming visuals and a creepy atmosphere until you hear moans of agony and meet a farmer who’s covered in blood, still clutching a bloody knife… Now things get very interesting indeed.
You ask the farmer about the noises and the blood then can either believe his story and let him past or you can attack him. After which you can carry on into the mine. Further in you’ll find the woman you were looking for, dying on the floor, she’s tried to commit suicide and begs for your help to end her pain. After making your decision, you exit the through the same way you came in and come face to face with another farmer. This one has a knife, but isn’t covered with blood and he asks you what the moans of pain were and why YOU’RE covered in blood. Now the shoe is on the other foot, you have to type your replies to his questions and hope he lets you past – which will be decided by the next player to pay the game!
There’s more to the adventure, but you’ll only get to see it if the next player lets you past. This remarkable twist makes for an incredible asynchronous multiplayer experience, in which you decide the fate of other players and other players decide the your fate. Not a ‘choose your own adventure’ it’s a ‘choose another’s adventure’
Controls: WASD – Movement, Spacebar – Interact
Available On: Windows & Mac