Runo is a beautiful supernatural adventure that draws inspiration from Finnish folklore as lost myths and ancient lore come to life while you stay in your grandmother’s cottage one Midsummer’s Eve.
In Runo you are returning to an age-old rural cottage that belonged to your recently deceased grandmother. You’re dealing with some issues of your own and you’re hoping that a little time there will help you clear your head and allow for a fresh start. As you explore the property you reminisce about old times, but then a mysterious white bird appears and takes you on a journey that involves ancient myths, challenges to overcome and (hopefully) enlightenment.
Taking around 30 minutes to play through, Runo is a little text-heavy at times, but other than that it’s a wonderful experience. The visuals are beautiful, the folklore is fascinating, there’s a nice mixture of puzzles, exploration and narrative. It’s full of great little touches (such as the way you text with your father over your old Nokia 3310 style phone) and at its heart is a very touching story. Highly recommended.
Controls: WASD – Movement, Mouse – Look, J – Journal, Spacebar – Jump, RMB – Phone, LMB – Interact
Gameplay Video: Here