20 Games Like Parascientific Escape - Gear Detective()



Enter The Room: Old Sins and be transported to a place where tactile exploration meets challenging puzzles and a captivating story. The sudden disappearance of an ambitious engineer and his high-society wife provokes the hunt for a precious artefact. The trail leads to the attic of their home, and the discovery of an old, peculiar dollhouse… Explore unsettling locations, follow obscure clues and manipulate bizarre contraptions as you uncover the mysteries within Waldegrave Manor.

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"Bend and twist reality in A Fisherman's Tale, the mind-bending VR puzzle adventure game in which being turned upside down and inside out is not merely a play on words.

Playing as Bob, a tiny fisherman puppet, you live alone in your tiny cabin, oblivious to the world outside. When your radio broadcasts a storm alert, you have to get to the top of the lighthouse and turn on the light! But as you try to leave your cabin with the help of some uncanny sidekicks, you realize what's waiting outside is not at all what you expected..."

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76 / 10003.8



Four private lives. One big lie. Search through secretly recorded video conversations to discover the truth. The successor to the acclaimed Her Story.

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Quern is a first person puzzle adventure with captivating story and beautiful graphics. Quern refreshes the genre with flexible gameplay and reuseable puzzle mechanics. The visuals and the music combine traditional and modern elements providing a unique mood for the game.

One of the specialities of Quern is that the tasks to be solved are not managed as separate, individual and sequential units, but as a complex entity, amongst which the players may wander and experiment freely. Often a bad or seemingly irrational result may bring the player closer to the final solution, if those are reconsidered and thought over again later, in the possession of the knowledge gained during the game.

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Taking place in a single mansion in Candlewood, northeast USA, in the early 20th Century, House of Caravan is a sinister adventure filled with dark secrets and vexing puzzles.

50 / 10002.5



Unforeseen Incidents is a classical style interactive mystery set in a beautifully hand-painted world. Join Harper Pendrell and experience a challenging investigation, smart dialog and a rich cast of characters in this thrilling new adventure game.

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Iris.Fall is a puzzle adventure game featuring striking visuals and a spellbinding theme of "light and shadow".

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Hello Neighbor: Hide & Seek follows the tragic story of the Neighbor’s family in this dramatic prequel to Hello Neighbor. Experience playing a game of hide-and-seek with your brother as you both deal with a loss of a family member. The game explains events that lead up to the original Stealth Horror hit Hello Neighbor.

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Don't Knock Twice is a first-person horror game based on a psychologically terrifying urban legend. To save her estranged daughter, a guilt-ridden mother must uncover the frightening truth behind the urban tale of a vengeful, demonic witch. One knock to wake her from her bed, twice to raise her from the dead.

Explore a grand manor house and interact with almost every object you see. To find and save your daughter, you will explore all depths of the manor, searching for hidden clues and using items to fight or escape the terror that surrounds you.

The game is based on the film, Don't Knock Twice, starring Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) and directed by Caradog James (The Machine).

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James Vanderboom's life drastically changes when he plants a special seed in the garden of the house he has inherited. Expand your bloodline by unlocking portraits in the tree of life.

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A mystical journey through worlds that changed the concept of an adventure game.

Lose yourself in fantastic virtual exploration, blurring the line between fantasy and reality, challenging your wits, instincts, and powers of observation like never before. The fantasy beckons... can you resist its call?

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The Sinking City is a game of investigation genre taking place in a fictional open world inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft.
The player incarnates a private investigator in 1920s, who finds himself in a city of New England, Oakmont Massachusetts. It’s currently suffering from extensive waterflood, and its cause is clearly supernatural.

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Dead men tell no tales!

And tales about an infamous ship - The Cursed Rose - probably cost renowned sailor Mason Owens his life. As his daughter you can do only one thing - find the damned ship and learn your father's fate.

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BLACKSAD: Under the Skin - A dark corruption scandal in the heart of the New York City's underworld for charismatic detective John Blacksad!

Based on the noir comic series by the same name. The game features a noir detective story about a PI by the name of Blacksad that gets dragged into the case of a murdered boxing club. The game feature an interactive system much reminiscent of Grim Fandango where you have direct control of the character and only things that catch his gaze is interactable.

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Turn It On! is a collection of black boxes, where your task is to guess the mechanics behind. According to the played setting, you will use buttons, switches, wheels, knobs, handles, cogs, a handful of meters, displays, etc. You will need to recognize the machine's behavior and time your action wisely.

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Trapped in her own Subconscious, Mira wakes up to find herself in dark but strangely familiar place.

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7th Chance is a short story-based exploration adventure game where you make choices that determine the fate of your character.

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12 people are all gathered together inside of a mysterious building, who are then forced to play the "Wolf Game".

Each person must draw a card. One person draws the wolf card, and must kill another player. Everyone else draws a sheep card, and must find out who the wolf is in a trial. If the wolf is found out, they are then executed.

To escape from the building, the players must find every wolf - and in the process, discover the truth to this game.

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Cleverly mixing mystery and puzzle solving, The Pillar: Puzzle Escape ventures deep into an unknown world filled with riddling contraptions and scenic vistas. Explore islands that each offer unique environments and secrets to discover. Remain aware of your surroundings as they change and evolve like a lucid dream. With every challenge you overcome, you grow closer to escaping the mythical maze and waking up from the elaborate cage that’s trapped you inside!

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Accessible parallel gameplay, information gathering puzzle game where you must solve puzzles to prevent threats from bringing harm to Secret Government agency #1's specialized disguise source, Mr. Moustache's Moustache Emporium.

Vocally Driven Puzzle-Point and Click filled with clever dialogue, ridiculousness, general befuddlement, and lots and lots of moustaches. After catching wind of a sinister plot to destroy Mr. Moustache's Moustache Emporium, a lone savior sets out to defend the city's largest moustache provider!

By switching between radio channels (by selecting presets or typing in new ones you find), noting the enemy's movements, and piecing together the clues, you can unravel the plans of your foes and stop them! The project is aimed at being color-blind friendly and uses shades instead of color variations to indicate need of interaction. It is also non-hearing friendly as subtitles are provided throughout. We had aimed to include accessibility for the blind but ran out of time. The game is in fact playable by such a person but may require assistance for selecting channels and inputting responses. Future planned features includes keyboard as input for the game focusing on use of the numpad rather than the qwerty section of the keyboard for ease of use and possibly custom hardware for blind user interfaces.

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