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TERRY: An Adventure Game about a Mysterious Tale of a Reclusive Scholar and Paranormal Events

Terry is a first-person adventure puzzle game with light touches of horror produced by Robin Toller Hovler and Edvin Edenhage, and published on August 14 of that year, on the indie gaming platform "". In Terry, you control the protagonist of the same name, a devoted student of paranormal and metaphysical phenomena. During his research, he ends up having a mysterious artifact in his hands and has been dedicated to studying it ever since. Now he's chosen a test subject, a painter named Amelí, who died under strange and mysterious circumstances, and it's up to Terry to figure out what caused the painter's death.

Despite being characterized as an adventure, Terry is more of a puzzle game: you find yourself in a huge house, looking for clues to solve a problem. The game ends up following linearity, that is, it is released at each time repetition (you wake up in your room several times). The gameplay is quite simple and typical of many games of the genre, even the current indie horror, where you just move using the WASD keys, use the Mouse as a camera, interact with the E key or the left mouse button and use the J key to open a diary, which you acquire at a certain point in the game.

Perhaps the only problem I can consider with Terry is the fact that he is very short and can be finished in a few minutes (this is the first playtime. In the case of a second time, you can finish him in even fewer minutes). But it is understandable since this is a game produced for a game jam, in this case, it is the N8Jam, with a theme focused on "Breaking the System" (that is, in Terry's case, using the time return cycle in your favor to solve a case).

You can check out Terry's gameplay by clicking on this link here and, if you are interested, you can download the game on the page below:

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