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The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge (Windows)

The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge Screenshots

Windows version

The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge Windows Title screen

Title screen

The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge Windows Introduction

Introduction

The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge Windows Starting location

Starting location

The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge Windows I should have known nothing was going to be that easy

I should have known nothing was going to be that easy

The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge Windows This game contains a lot of books, some of which are real and many of which aren't, and all of which are totally useless to the game... save one.

This game contains a lot of books, some of which are real and many of which aren't, and all of which are totally useless to the game... save one.

The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge Windows Relaying a somewhat Byzantine dispute between Stripes the dinosaur and Zathras the turtle... to prove I can be trusted with entry into the door beyond.

Relaying a somewhat Byzantine dispute between Stripes the dinosaur and Zathras the turtle... to prove I can be trusted with entry into the door beyond.

The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge Windows In case you were wondering what that was doing on the dialogue menu...

In case you were wondering what that was doing on the dialogue menu...

The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge Windows That could be anything, really!

That could be anything, really!

The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge Windows Important things await beneath

Important things await beneath

The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge Windows Storm clouds gather on the desert horizon!

Storm clouds gather on the desert horizon!

The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge Windows The save/load menu is accessible through the inventory screen, and is somewhat thoroughly documented.

The save/load menu is accessible through the inventory screen, and is somewhat thoroughly documented.

The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge Windows Refreshing literalism.  Horaffe is maintaining the house's backup power supply.

Refreshing literalism. Horaffe is maintaining the house's backup power supply.

The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge Windows One example of a nefarious machine

One example of a nefarious machine

The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge Windows This puzzle requires the solution of another puzzle before it can even be played with

This puzzle requires the solution of another puzzle before it can even be played with

The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge Windows One of Kyratzes' favourite expository devices, the diary.

One of Kyratzes' favourite expository devices, the diary.

The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge Windows The kitchen of the future!  Also, a nod to the Adventure Game Studio community.

The kitchen of the future! Also, a nod to the Adventure Game Studio community.

The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge Windows Raiding the fridge

Raiding the fridge

The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge Windows Taking a pot shot at post-modernism on the way out

Taking a pot shot at post-modernism on the way out

The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge Windows A disused bedroom.

A disused bedroom.

The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge Windows Don't worry, he's just shy.

Don't worry, he's just shy.

The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge Windows A recipe to be followed carefully!

A recipe to be followed carefully!

The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge Windows Penetrating the depths of the power generation station

Penetrating the depths of the power generation station

The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge Windows Another diabolical device

Another diabolical device

The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge Windows Clearly this game has gone to great lengths to simulate the laws of physics much as we know them.

Clearly this game has gone to great lengths to simulate the laws of physics much as we know them.

The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge Windows Have you ever wanted to tint inventory items?  Now you can!

Have you ever wanted to tint inventory items? Now you can!

The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge Windows The interface is falling apart!

The interface is falling apart!

The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge Windows An example quest with a twist

An example quest with a twist

The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge Windows Developer notes in an intentionally unfinished area

Developer notes in an intentionally unfinished area

The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge Windows A typical gag

A typical gag

The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge Windows This is secretly how all cats see themselves

This is secretly how all cats see themselves

The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge Windows A cat palace fit for an Emperor!

A cat palace fit for an Emperor!

The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge Windows Did we mention the author's feelings on post-modern theory?

Did we mention the author's feelings on post-modern theory?

The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge Windows The upstairs library

The upstairs library

The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge Windows Reverting the subject of a hideous transformation... from a chicken back to a duck.

Reverting the subject of a hideous transformation... from a chicken back to a duck.

The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge Windows Another recipe, written in the character's voice

Another recipe, written in the character's voice

The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge Windows The plot thickens!

The plot thickens!

The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge Windows Can I pull up the man page on this one?

Can I pull up the man page on this one?

The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge Windows A gratuitous hallucination

A gratuitous hallucination

The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge Windows Getting toward the end of things

Getting toward the end of things

The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge Windows Old Man Bill's diary, in which much is revealed

Old Man Bill's diary, in which much is revealed

The Strange and Somewhat Sinister Tale of the House at Desert Bridge Windows Conclusion

Conclusion