Normality

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Description

Kent Knutson is a teenager who lives in the city of Neutropolis. The city is controlled by a totalitarian regime, which prohibits people to express any emotions that would deviate from the prescribed norm - such as joy and happiness. Kent is arrested by the Norms, the police force of Neutropolis, and put in prison for whistling a merry tune. In prison, he received an anonymous note that tells him that there is a resistance group somewhere in the city, which seeks to overthrow the dictator of Neutropolis. The question is - how can Kent find that resistance group?..

Normality is an adventure game done entirely in 3D, similarly to Under a Killing Moon, though with more colorful, cartoon-like visuals. Besides the somewhat unusual (for the genre) engine, the game plays like a traditional puzzle-solving adventure, primarily relying on manipulation of objects Kent is able to pick up and put in his inventory.

Screenshots

Normality DOS "Kent", the protagonist
Normality DOS Washing machine
Normality DOS Bathroom
Normality DOS The TV station

Alternate Titles

  • "נורמליטי" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Normality Inc." -- Working title

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User Reviews

Anything but a normal adventure game! DOS Zovni (9321)
Underrated Adventure Game with some of the best puzzles around DOS SamandMax (61)
A welcome change from the usual point and click adventure games DOS Pix (1153)
Normality? Don't you mean Weirdality DOS Icarus Lytton (23)
Stay Normal! DOS Big C (49)

Critic Reviews

Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) DOS 1996 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Game Revolution DOS Jun 05, 2004 B+ 83
Gameplay (Benelux) DOS Jun, 1996 82 out of 100 82
PC Player (Germany) DOS Jul, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Joker DOS Aug, 1996 80 out of 100 80
High Score DOS Aug, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Adventure Classic Gaming DOS Mar 23, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Privat Computer PC DOS 1996 63 out of 100 63
GameBoomers DOS 2004 C 50
Adventure Gamers DOS Apr 03, 2003 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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Trivia

Guess the developers weren't fans of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: In the sewer beneath the stadium there's a tunnel near the elevator exit that takes you to a small dead end with a special rat standing atop some pizza boxes and surrounded by four hopping, masked turds. Their names? "King Rat" and the "Ninja Turds".

Now that's subtlety for you!

Related Web Sites

  • Hints for Normality (These hints give only the amount of help you need to solve each puzzle one at a time.)
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