The Elision Effect is a short surreal puzzle game. The last person finds themselves in an empty office. The place seems off, like it shouldn’t exist. Not knowing what made everyone abandon these liminal spaces, they look for an exit.
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May 31, 2024
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About This Game

The last person finds themselves in an empty office. Not knowing what made everyone abandon these liminal spaces, they look for an exit.

The Elision Effect is a short surreal puzzle game.






You might be the last person in this building. Empty offices and locked doors. You try to keep moving.

The place seems off, like it shouldn’t exist. It smells of old coffee stains, the fluorescent lights buzz, and corporate jazz plays on crappy speakers.

You long for fresh air.
An exit must be near.

Gameplay

There's no overarching puzzle mechanic. You will have to figure out how to progress. Each room has a different mechanic.

Style

The game uses an oldschool low-resolution, low-poly graphical style. It is inspired by the liminal space trend, as well as classic games utilizing the empty office setting. The game may be eerie at times, but there are no jump-scares or other horror elements, besides a dark atmosphere.

Photosensitivity Warning

A very small percentage of people may experience seizures from certain visual stimuli in video games, even without a history of epilepsy. If you experience symptoms like lightheadedness, or twitching, stop playing and consult a doctor. To reduce risk, play in a well-lit room and avoid playing when drowsy.

Game Profile

Game Duration: 30 minutes (1-2 hours completionist).
Made for the Indiepocalypse Zine.
With custom music by AkAveryM.

System Requirements

Windows
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS *: Windows 7
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD, 2.5 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: DirectX 11 or DirectX 12 compatible graphics card
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Any reasonable new Linux distro from CentOS 7.x and up
    • Memory: 4 MB RAM
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: kernel 3.x or newer
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 18.04
    • Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD, 2.5 GHz or faster
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 960 GTX or higher with latest NVIDIA binary drivers
    • Storage: 250 MB available space

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