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A world without a sun
What went wrong? How could we ignore the signs Nature was giving us?
We cut down every tree. We drained every river. We squeezed every single drop of black blood out of the ground we once loved as our caring, nurturing mother. We gleefully killed each other, oblivious to the ever-rising death toll.
And then we paid a price. Doomed to live deep into that Earth we had mindlessly raped. We cursed the sky and hid ourselves inside our shelters, oblivious to our own sins.
I've never seen a real sunset, nor a real dawn. To me those words are just a convenient way to call my district's artificial lighting switching between daytime and nighttime modes.
I've never seen the blue of a real sky. I look up, and I'm greeted with the reassuringly anonymous industrial look of the concrete shielding.
My apple never grew on a tree. My meat was never part of a real living creature. Still, they look like real food. They smell like real food. They even taste like real food. They are not, but... Does it really matter?
What does real food tastes like, by the way?
Why that gloomy face? My life is just normal. Ordinary. A few friends at college, and my roleplaying group to hang out with. I'm starting to make plans for my future, and I'd love to be able to involve a certain someone into them.
Life is exactly as it should be.
... Still, no matter how hard I try to forget, her words still resonate in my mind. They often come at me in my dreams.
"Freedom is the right to choose what binds us."
... What did I choose?
Built right below the old city bearing the same name, Underground Milan is the last surviving settlement South of the 50th parallel here in Old Europe. 50 million people and the typical rigmarole of accidents, crimes and misery that such a tightly packed mass of people can generate. It's in this huge underground vault that you lead a rather ordinary existence, dividing your time between college, friends and the whatever else makes up the life of a single.
Such quiet and peaceful days are doomed to come to an end, as a bloody murder will spark a chain of events that will force you to question the very nature of the world you call "home".
She said, freedom is the right to choose what bind us.
Was it just a dream?
Did you choose your binds?
And, what would happen were you able break the chains you imposed on yourself?
REC/REW is a Visual Novel about the binds we choose in life, and how our choices ultimately affect both us and the way we see our world.
It is also a story about a family whose members have decided that nobody should ever be left behind, and that while fixing a thing always is the hardest way, it is also better than just finding a replacement.
Would you turn the entire world inside-out for the sake of your loved ones?
Meet the cast About the project
This Visual Novel currently being developed by a one-man-army under an "umbrella project" that goes by the name, FALSE FLAG.
So far the project has led to the release of a first chapter offering:
- around 45.000 words (roughly 3-5 hours game time)
- 3 endings, two of which coming in two slightly different flavours each
- a cast comprising 3 main female leads and a bunch of supporting characters
A word of warning
This Visual Novel depict scenes that some people might find disturbing (a bit of blood and gorey details), and the language may lean towards the "mature" side at times.
My very own personal opinion is, much worse stuff can be easily seen by just turning the TV on and watching an ordinary newscast. However, I understand people may be more sensible than me and I believe it's my duty to inform you.