Our resident horror game aficionado recommended this game for discussion this Halloween week.
David Szymanski’s horror titles, like The Moon Sliver and Fingerbones, seem to be gaining a bit of a cult following among horror fans, and at least some of those games seem to be sketching out the basis for a larger mythos that Szymanski is developing. As part of this mythos, The Music Machine is presented through a high contrast aesthetic and within the context of a Lovecraftian universe. The game tells a story about evil, both of an intentional nature and of a more awful, more accidental kind.
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