An elaborate puzzle challenge combined with an unconventional story.
User reviews: Mixed (466 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 8, 2011

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"30fps lock. Genre: Puzzle/Point and Click"

About This Game

TRAUMA tells a story of a young woman who survives a car accident. Recovering at the hospital, she has dreams that shed light on different aspects of her identity - such as the way she deals with the loss of her parents. TRAUMA lets you experience those dreams in an interactive way, reminiscent of Point-and-Click Adventure Games. It builds upon this established formula by introducing a gesture-based interface, real-time 3D technology for dynamic level layouts, unique photographic visuals and a level design philosophy that focuses on creating a rich experience rather than an elaborate puzzle challenge. Combined with the unconventional story, it is aimed to be a compact and deep game for a literate and mature audience.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor:2.0 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • DirectX®:5.0
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor:2.0 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
26 of 30 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Trauma is a very artsy puzzle-adventure kind of game.

Graphics 6 of 10
The graphics consist mainly of photo-shots of urban everyday areas. I’d say they're okayish. For an indie game developer that's ok. Still feels old school.

Gameplay 5 of 10
You navigate through the photo-shots and you manipulate various objects with gestures /signs. Think of the swiping movements you do with your fingers on a smartphone...but here you do it with a mouse. Which is in no way intuitive or comfortable. It’s meant to be an adventure game, but it's not very adventurous to me. The areas where you are allowed to do something are sparse. And so you click your way through the artsy still photo-shots...while a tragic little story unfolds. On the plus side the atmosphere is quite nice and feels dreamlike and obscure at times.

Sound 6 of 10
The voice of the actress is quite well done. Music is almost nonexistent.

Final verdict
I would not recommend this game. Although it has its moments and the story is bittersweet, the gameplay just doesn't feel right, the puzzles are way too easy and it's extremely short and can be accomplished in like 45 minutes
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Yea-
*Nice graphics
*New take on point and click games by using mouse gestures to solve the puzzles

Meh-
*Very short
*Story is forgetable
*Way too easy

Bleh-
*While easy, you can become stumpped a few times and will just randomly use your gestures every where until you can procede
*Just boring

Verdict- Skip it at the list price of $7, might be worth it to give it a run in a super cheap bundle
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8 of 16 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
Not really sure what this is, but fun is not it. An art game that is incredibly short and has little no no actual content in it. Stay away.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
Unique style of play that is fairly interesting. Thought provoking that is too open-ended. Poor story and pointless conclusion(s). Not worth playing; a waste of time and money in my opinion.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
If you thought your grandpas war stories were fake and boring then stay clear of this game.
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