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The White Chamber

Moby ID: 17172
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the white chamber is a sci-fi horror point and click adventure game. It features unique anime-styled graphics and a dark atmospheric soundtrack.

You control a young woman from a 3rd person view in a manner similar to most typical adventure games. You collect items and interact with the computers and panels scattered throughout. As she explores the strange space station she finds herself trapped in you must solve puzzles and overcome obstacles in her way. Throughout this horrific ordeal the mystery of what is going on around her slowly unravels.

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24 People (18 developers, 6 thanks)

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Website Hosting
Trophis Monkeys
Special Thanks
  • Mnemonic of DEAD:CODE for the wonderful WME engine
  • Gackt; the pillows; Asian Kung-Fu Generation and
  • Akira Yamaoka (for inspirational music)
  • Harrys Fish Bar for low quality food at reasonable prices
  • Scrubs; Futurama &
  • Chris Morris (for helping to keep our sanity during crunch)

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Critics

Average score: 89% (based on 8 ratings)

Players

Average score: 3.9 out of 5 (based on 23 ratings with 1 reviews)

'tis good!

The Good
I'll make this one short: The White Chamber is a sort of interactive horror flick; you wake up in a deserted space station with no recollection of who you are or what you're doing there, and as usual things start to go very badly from there. What makes The White Chamber unique is first and foremost that it's a free, independent game made by a small development studio with no massive corporate backing. As a game, it's also pretty original in its presentation and in the sort of things you must do; reminiscent of Phantasmagoria: A Puzzle of Flesh it features simple logic and inventory shuffling to perform basic tasks that advance the plot.

In the age of massive, realistic 3D games it is actually refreshing to play a pure 2D point-and-click adventure without pretense; the graphics are mostly well-drawn (animation is a little lacking though) and feature a unique blend of goth, anime and horror themes. The sound is terrific - far higher quality than you'd expect in this sort of game - and the attention to detail in the monologue is also surprisingly high.

You can't die in this game and it proceeds very smoothly; I rarely found myself confused as to what the next step is, and it's usually because I've missed an obvious item in one of the rooms. The plot isn't very original but works very well never-the-less.

The Bad
The White Chamber is very short (I finished it in, I believe, less than 1.5 hours), which may or may not be a bad thing; otherwise it's somewhat lacking in the music department (its music consists of background hum and the occasional scary noise, again a la Phantasmagoria 2).

The Bottom Line
A great way to spend a couple of hours: original, interesting, enjoyable and free. Highly recommended!

Windows · by Tomer Gabel (4535) · 2005

Trivia

English version of the game is available as free download from Studio Trophis web pages (http://www.studiotrophis.com/, about 300 MB).

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Game added by Richard Perrin.

Macintosh added by Sciere.

Additional contributors: Tomer Gabel, Jeanne, lasse.

Game added April 7, 2005. Last modified August 17, 2023.