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An elaborate puzzle challenge combined with an unconventional story.
Release Date: Aug 8, 2011
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About the 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.

PC System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7
    • Processor:2.0 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • DirectX®:5.0
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space

Mac System Requirements

    • 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
20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
638 products in account
38 reviews
3.1 hrs on record
Photography, movie, poetry (why not?)...
Trauma is a very different and interesting game, where you travel through four dreams of a girl in a hospital, after a road accident. You travel by clicks and mouse gestures - like road lights in motion - in still worlds/dreams made of photographs and short cinematics.

You're are searching for one of the four ways to leave these dreams, one uncovering part of a cinematic of that girl at the hospital, three more additional ends for each dream, and a collection of polaroid photos, uncovering tips and little insights for the girl's past and thoughts.

It is not a great story, but the mood is mysterious and cool.
Created on Flash for web, so you can't expect great graphics resolutions and resources, but it still an unique experience.
Posted: November 22nd, 2013
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
113 products in account
5 reviews
2.9 hrs on record
This was a fun little game. Not very long, not overly complex or maddenly difficult...just a nice little journey though a trauma victim's memories and impressions. Gameplay is essentially point and click for navigation, and you learn to create these "symbols" (performed with mouse-based gestures) that have generic purposes (e.g., directional controls) and in some cases can be used in less-than-obvious (but usually clever) applications. A modicum of replayability is achieved via multiple solutions/endings to each chapter, and by finding all of the "polaroids" thoughout.

If you're worried about bang-for-the-buck, then get it on sale like I did. Take a look at the screenshots to see if you like the photographic art style. It's certainly not for everybody. But if you're looking for something simple and explorative, a touch psychological, with some light puzzle elements, then it might be for you.
Posted: November 27th, 2013
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
176 products in account
2 reviews
1.4 hrs on record
Trauma is pretty much a point-and-click kind of game, the cool concept that this game offers is that you move through photos in 4 different scenarios, it's very experimental and it tells the story about a woman who had an accident (car crash).
The game is very easy and you can figure everything quickly, but the real beauty is hidden behind the elements of the photos, the 'story' itself.
The idea, like I said before, is very cool and I would recommend this game for photography and cinema fans since it explores the meanings behind the composition.
Posted: December 30th, 2013
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
289 products in account
6 reviews
1.5 hrs on record
This game is great. Without getting deep into it, this game captures a touching story that is somewhat left to interpretation. The gameplay isn't very exciting or great, but it doesn't take away from the experience or the story.

I would recommend this game to anyone who doesn't mind clicking around to hear a well made, emotional story.
Posted: December 2nd, 2013
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
629 products in account
27 reviews
0.1 hrs on record
What the ♥♥♥♥?
Posted: April 8th, 2014
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