Richard and Alice are prisoners. Both their cells have a leather sofa and a state-of-the-art computer. But only Richard’s has a TV. Outside, the snow falls. It has done for some time. Elsewhere, they say, parts of the world have been rendered an inhospitable desert, the earth parched and cracked. People live in the zones now.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (264 reviews) - 71% of the 264 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 5, 2014

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December 22, 2015

Merry Christmas from Owl Cave!

Hello all! Nina here. And Ivan, but he’s in the corner feeding pancakes to bears.

Merry Christmas, happy holidays and all that jazz. Hope you have a great time.

Few things we want to talk about as the year ends. Firstly, we’d like to thank all our fans and customers for the deluge of support in 2015, during which we released The Charnel House Trilogy. We couldn’t have done it without you, and we’re eternally grateful for your continued support and encouragement.


Secondly, as some of you are no doubt aware, our publisher Mastertronic has sadly gone into administration and are no longer able to publish our games. What this means is we now have the publishing rights to Richard & Alice and Charnel House Trilogy and will be acting as our own publishers for these games. We also have a couple of new games in the works which currently don’t have publishers lined up, something we may well keep the way it is. Thanks to some wonderful people at Valve, Humble and various other stores, our games are or will be still available. They’re currently in the Steam Christmas Sale right now, for example! With this new change to our distribution, we could use your support more than ever, and we’re exceptionally grateful to receive it. It’s gonna be a fun, scary, busy ride but bring it on! And while Owl Cave and Mastertronic have parted ways, we wish our former colleagues all the best, and thank them for a year of wonderful, fruitful times together. They gave us an opportunity that made a world of difference to us, and it’ll never be forgotten.

If you'd like to read more, and view our special Owl Cave Christmas card, then head on over here and take a look. :)

http://owlcave.net/2015/12/22/merry-christmas-from-owl-cave/

Merry Christmas! Have a good one!

Love, Nina <3

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Reviews

“Incredibly moving… A poignant, well-told tale, exploring themes of hope, despair and morality. And that’s not a thing you can say about enough games.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“A quietly powerful tale about parenthood and survival in a frozen world.”
Edge

“A game like this lives on the quality of its script, and Denby and Raze have written a tender, human story.”
PC Gamer

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About This Game

Richard and Alice are prisoners. Both their cells have a leather sofa and a state-of-the-art computer. But only Richard’s has a TV.

Outside, the snow falls. It has done for some time. Elsewhere, they say, parts of the world have been rendered an inhospitable desert, the earth parched and cracked. People live in the zones now. The lucky ones, anyway.

Richard and Alice have secrets.

Created by Lewis Denby and Ashton Raze, whose games journalism credits include the likes of Eurogamer, Gamespot and the Telegraph, Richard & Alice is a riveting mystery story about family, desperation and the weather – all set to the beat of an indie adventure game.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP 3 / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 1 GHz processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2015
What i like about the game:

- set in a post apocalyptic world where the endless snow has covered the earth.
- dark story (no cheerfull moment in the game, it all sad and quite depressing story).
- at some point in alice story there is a really heartbreaking moment and that really shock me. oh god, why she did that?
- multiple ending.

What i dislike:

- resolution stuck at 640x400
- can't go fullscreen
- not detailed graphic, so sometime i miss some item.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 6, 2015
After having played through the game once, I recommend it in that I can imagine many people really enjoying a game like this. For my part however, the experience was mixed.

The storytelling is fantastic, the story is interesting and if you do give it a fair shot you will get invested in it. The game didn't take too long to finish, and the graphics are good enough to convey what the game wants to convey.

On the other hand, having just finished the game once, I cannot bring myself to play through it another time. The walking you need to do with Alice is too long, too frustrating, too bland. Many of the puzzles are simple, yet others had me attempting random combinations and visiting random locations in the hope that I could find the solution. I do realise however that puzzle games are not what I excel the most at, so others might find the puzzles engaging if only a little easy at times.

I would recommend this game for its strong storytelling. It is good value for money, but unfortunately in my opinion the parts in between the storytelling are a little bit too "hit and miss" to make me want to delve into the game a second time.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2015
Nice lil' time waster that won't take more than 3 hours to complete a single run through. It does have 5 separate endings depending on your choices within the game, so it has some replay value if you are looking to get the most out of it. Nice story and solid art design, with puzzles that are simple but effective. Well worth the asking price.
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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2015
The game is small and short. The graphic has not much more details as it need for a nice atmosphere, the sound is simple and is good. The story is short, with many details you can read, cruel and sad. You can reach 5 different endings. Test yourself and enjoy. I give the game 74 % and hope you like what you see/ play. For short-story lovers its a worth to give the game a chance.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2015
I tried to play this game, i really did. But even jus spam clicking to skip the dialogue became too tiresome. I gave up a couple of minutes in. My Apologies to the devs
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