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Damascus current

Not what you expect...

"Damascus current" is a game about charged flows and shifting realities.

You'll encounter stories with unique choices and derivative moments where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.


Instructions

Remember: the best way to approach this game is being completely unaware of what it's all about.
Understanding how to play is also part of the experience.
However, here are some basic guidelines on how to make progress:

  • Your choices direct the current flow until you acquire the "FLOW SEAL";
  • When things don't go the way they should've gone, you can reset the current flow by using the "DAMASCUS CURRENT";
  • Once you've acquired a "FLOW SEAL", "SHIFT" the current flow to the right to enter the next one (or to the left to visit a previous one).

The game automatically saves your progress and position.
If you need to start from a "new game" status, just use the "DAMASCUS CURRENT" on each flow in which you've already acquired a seal, and "SHIFT" back to the first flow.


"Damascus current" contains suggestive and psychologically disturbing themes.
Player discretion towards such themes is strongly advised.
Adult, horror, surreal, tense, and violent elements are also occasionally presented throughout the whole experience.

One more thing: do not adjust your set, the jittering is intentional.


Minimum system requirements:

  • O.S.: Windows® 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10
  • CPU: Pentium® III 800 MHz or higher
  • Screen resolution: 1280x720
  • Free hdd space: 1,5Gb
  • Free ram space: 1Gb
  • GPU memory: 128mb
  • DirectX®: DirectX® 8.0 or higher

Music composed and performed by Andrea Pignataro. 
"Damascus current - O.S.T." available on the following page: 
https://approductions.itch.io/damascus-current-ost


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Published Jun 26, 2018
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows
Rating
(7)
AuthorAndrea Pignataro
GenreAdventure
Tags2D, Atmospheric, Dark, Experimental, Horror, LGBT, meaningful-choices, Surreal, Violent, weird
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
AccessibilitySubtitles
LinksTwitter, Soundtrack

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Damascus current.exe 669 MB

Development log

Comments

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What can I say? Another unique, fascinating, genre-bending classic! I always enjoy diving into Andrea's games, because they're all so amazingly different and yet oddly familiar at the same time.

I don't really know what to class this one as... it's a point and click, moral-choices, pseudo-horror game with elements of the kind of zany dark humour reserved for subversive late-night television. With an added dash of the macabre and the somber.

It's truly a game that has to be fully experienced to be believed, and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a wee escape from reality for an hour or so.

Keep up the amazing work, Andrea, another great offering! =)

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Thank you! 👍 
I'm so glad you keep enjoying my games. It really means a lot to me. 😉 
Can't wait for the second part! (I'm sure you'll find a way to "C"lose the "B"ook)
Thanks again for the video! 👋 

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It took a wee bit of time but the video is finally up :) I enjoyed it a lot buddy  

Thank you! 😊
Getting an hour long dedicated video really means a lot to such a niche indiedev like me! 👍
Gonna watch it right now! 😉

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THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT | Damascus Current Full Gameplay Walkthrough First Look


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Thank you for the video!
Regarding the overflowing font issue (the one in the "boiler" and "stairs" scene) I'm already providing a new version where it's been patched.
But since over 600Mb are not a joke to upload, it may take some time to see the patched version becoming available.
Meanwhile, here's a temporary fix: just download the free font "Gentium Book Basic" from here:
https://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/gentium-basic
and install it on your PC. 😉

Edit: the patched version is now live.

No Linux version? )-:

You can try with WINE, but, since the savegames are stored into the Windows "AppData\Local" folder, I wouldn't guarantee for a flawless experience. Unless WINE has some sort of folder virtualization. In that case, everything should run fine on Linux too.