Summerland is a thought provoking narrative driven adventure which explores morality as a good man faces his final judgement for doing some very bad things.
In Summerland you follow the story of a policeman called Matthew, who awakens in an unfamiliar place and is forced to relive some important memories that are pivotal in helping a mysterious assessor decide if he is a good or a bad man. Matthew is an upstanding figure in the police force who believes that criminals are hardwired to do wrong and deserve little sympathy. But as the police budget is cut and the bills mount up, Matthew finds himself on the wrong side of the law.
Taking around 1-2 hours to play through, Summerland delivers a powerful and thought provoking narrative (with some excellent voice acting) that forces you to explore the grey area between right and wrong. Can you justify doing bad things for a good cause? And how far would you go for that good cause?
Considering he’s a cop, Matthew makes some pretty dumb decisions along the way (such as actually sneaking evidence into a police station to destroy it), but on the whole Summerland is a well crafted adventure that really makes you think about the morality and the consequences of your actions. Video games are usually a case of good guy Vs bad guy, but in Summerland you see that maybe there are no bad guys – just people who are forced to do bad things for good reasons.
Controls: WASD – Movement, Mouse – Look, LMB – Lineract
Available On: Windows (Steam)
Gameplay Video: Here