Across the Grooves
Your choices affect the destiny of Alice, drastically changing her reality and allowing her to explore alternative destinies by modifying her past. Travel across European cities, meet colourful characters and solve the mystery.
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Positive (31) - 93% of the 31 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 17, 2020
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Reviews

“[Across the Grooves] is ultimately a gorgeous visual spectacle that is complemented by an inclusive and thrilling mystery.”
Natalie Flores, Paste Magazine

“This time travelling, introspective visual novel picked a thread of my affection and tugged at it.”
Sin Vega, Rock Paper Shotgun

“We can place Across The Grooves next to the likes of Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, Gone Home and What Remains of Edith Finch as essential representations of a genre that constantly surprises me.”
Ross Keniston, Finger Guns

About This Game



Across the Grooves is an interactive graphic novel, set in a magical-realism universe. Your decisions affect the destiny of Alice, drastically changing her reality and allowing her to explore alternative destinies by modifying her past.



Alice lives an uneventful life. She’s in a long term relationship, has a stable office job and a nice apartment in the center of Bordeaux. One day, Ulysse, her ex-lover, comes back into her life through an old vinyl record she receives in the mail. When she puts it for a spin on turntable, she is thrown back into her own past, forced to relive old events. When she comes back to the present, her reality has changed.

Determined to bring her life back on track, Alice packs up and embarks on a hunt across Europe, following the tracks of Ulysse while trying to uncover the origins of the record. However, her journey gradually turns into a quest of self-discovery as she explores new parallel realities each time she puts the needle in the groove.




  • A hand-crafted adventure — With each playthrough, discover a novel-sized adventure and a slice of the hundreds of hand-drawn images created for the game.
  • Every choice matters — Each decision you make slightly alters the personality of the main character, Alice.
  • An invitation to travel — Feel the pulse of European cities, meet colourful characters and solve the mystery, all depicted in gorgeous European comic book art style.
  • Immersive and finely crafted soundtrack — The music adapts and shifts according to your choices and the mood of each scene.
  • High replayability — Choose Alice’s fate and discover the outcome of your decisions through multiple story paths and endings.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Across the Grooves is intended for mature audiences only.
Please note that, over the course of the story, you may encounter:
- Alcohol and tobacco comsumption,
- Drugs references,
- Non pornographic nudity and sexual references,
- Non graphic violence.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or later (64bits only)
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz (with SSE2 instruction set support)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated or dedicated graphic card with 512MB of VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or later (64bits only)
    • Processor: 2.6 Ghz (with SSE2 instruction set support)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated or dedicated graphic card with 512MB of VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.12 (Sierra) or later
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz (with SSE2 instruction set support)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated or dedicated graphic card with 512MB of VRAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.12 (Sierra) or later
    • Processor: 2.6 Ghz (with SSE2 instruction set support)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated or dedicated graphic card with 512MB of VRAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04 and later (64bits only)
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz (with SSE2 instruction set support)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated or dedicated graphic card with 512MB of VRAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04 (64bits only)
    • Processor: 2.6 Ghz (with SSE2 instruction set support)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated or dedicated graphic card with 512MB of VRAM
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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