A truly special game that captures the rhythm and flow of walking, along with the joyful simple purpose of a Pilgrimage. A pleasure and a privilege to see this game come into being.
The End of the Road
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
Your journey has been a long one.
You've faced the elements day in and day out, your feet are worn, and each step feels heavy.
But you're almost there.
Just this one last bit, and then you're there.
This is a small game where you can explore a natural, atmospheric environment using a unique mechanic: "rhythmic walking". This mechanic is meant to emulate the rhythm you get into when walking a long hike through nature, taking it one step at a time at a steady pace. Using this, you can explore the environment, see the sights, and meet other people as you experience this atmospheric, relaxing, and contemplative final act of your journey.
This game is more of an extended prototype. It's a project I worked on throughout my last year of university and I am for the most part happy with its current state. I'd really like to expand on the idea, but it would require a pretty large-scale overhaul of the game's backbone. As such, this game is a bit rough around the edges and certainly far from perfect, but I'm releasing it now because I don't have any plans on doing said overhaul any time soon.
If you find any issues, let me know!
I hope you enjoy the experience!
Available for Windows, Linux, and MacOS.
Note: Due to my own limited resources, I have not been able to test on Linux or MacOS, and so I can't ensure everything functions as well - so if you run into any issues, do let me know!
Me - Mostly everything
Harry Dub - Sound effects & Audio
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