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An Outcry Surrealist Horror RPG Now Available on Steam and Itch.io

Helmed by the lead English translator of the hugely popular RPG OFFAn Outcry, a branching-path horror RPG staring The Unnamed, a non-binary shut-in living in Vienna, is now available on Steam and Itch.io.

After hearing a strange noise, The Unnamed discovers demonic have taken over the entire country of Austria. With the help of their fellow apartment dwellers, Unnamed must deal with both their inner and outer demons.

While Outcry is an RPGMaker game, it is more focused on dialogue than actually fighting. So it’s extra important that the character interactions are good—and they are. The way people treated Unnamed, especially their gender identity as non-binary, hits close to home. (I myself am non-binary.)

Unnamed talks to their neighbour, who is confused about their non-binary identity.
It really do be like that

Incorrect pronouns and [DEADNAME]* are highlighted in red, and you can see Unnamed wince as they decide, Should I correct them? Or just deal with this?It’s not often a game that parallels my life so directly and it actually got me a bit emotional at some points. You never know how someone will react when you present your true self. At one point a neighbor spits at Unnamed. I’ve had drinks thrown at me.

A major highlight of the game is detailed frames during pivotal moments, and there are over 100 of these throughout the story. Beautifully rendered in the muted color palette of Outcry, they give you a moment to pause and take everything in during a cutscene.

Anne offers the player a chose of two lighters: a red, skull shaped lighter and one adorned with the transgender pride flag.
I of course chose the trans pride lighter!

Several “free” save points exist, but otherwise, they’re based on how many cigarettes you have, so choose the time and place wisely. With five endings to acquire, you’ll want to fill multiple slots. A full playthrough will last you about four hours and it is worth every minute. I hate to be that guy who’s always saying “I don’t want to spoil it, just play,” but I really mean it. Some things are better experienced firsthand.

An incredible trailer made by Sauna 2000 and Haunted PS1 regular, Amos Sorri was released for the game’s launch.

A Steam key was provided for review purposes.

*A Deadname refers to an individual’s birth name, that they no longer go by. Thus, it is “dead.” Calling a trans person by their dead name invalidates their identity.

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Written by Lor Gislason

Lor is a body horror enthusiast from Vancouver Island, Canada who can be found chilling with their two cats and playing farming simulators. Find them on Twitter: @lorelli_

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