The Outcast Lovers is a touching and thought provoking narrative driven adventure that sees two outcasts dealing with the dilemma of whether to hide an illegal immigrant from a far right fascist vigilante organisation keen to keep foreigners out of their country.
A semi-sequel to The Night Fisherman, The Outcast Lovers follows the story of a young immigrant boy who washes up on the shores of England. In this (not too far fetched) version of England, the country has taken a hard stance against immigration and any that slip through are hunted down by a vigilante group called the English Protection League.
Luckily for the boy he has a run in with two women (who are outcasts in this far-right society for other reasons), who may be able to hide him and keep him out of the hands of the EPA. The game takes around 10 minutes to play through as the two decide what to do with him. You can direct the camera yourself, which is a great touch, which almost makes you feel like you’re shooting a movie scene yourself, and it allows you to pick up on little details in the background that you may miss otherwise.
Much like The Night Fisherman, The Outcast Lovers is a very tense and cinematic experience that deals with some difficult subject matter in a thoughtful and captivating way. Sadly, with Brexit ongoing and racism showing no signs of disappearing, the far-right future doesn’t seem too far fetched, but hopefully you can find it in your heart to stand up for what’s right and save the life of a young boy.
Controls: WD – Switch Camera, Mouse – Interact
Available On: Windows & Mac