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The White Door Review

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Posted: 14 months ago, last updated 10 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

The White Door is an adventure that you play by exploring each room, finding and interacting with items and people. Along with its unusual black and white visuals, The White Door is also notable for the topic of mental health and memory loss it takes on.

You play Robert Hill, who wakes up in a Mental Health facility and suffers from severe memory loss. To do this you follow the facility’s daily routine, see his dreams and slowly aid him in getting back his memories. As you do this, an unusual challenge arises: identifying what's missing.

The game tests your willingness to trust the facility and your carers. It does this by asking obedience to ever more prosaic tasks like brushing your teeth at the same time every day. Between these tasks you visit Robert's dreams and start to form a story of how he ended up here.

It's easy to play in terms of mechanics and puzzle challenges. What's harder is the theme and emotions. It's a game about the hope of feeling better when life has lost its colour. Can you find happiness in small things. The game handles this topic with care, and creates an involved way to experience what it's like to suffer from memory loss.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 09/01/2020

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Genres: Adventure, Point-and-Click and Puzzle

Accessibility: 22 features

Developer: Rusty Lake Com (@RustyLakeCom)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 2 hours and 3 hours to complete. Play follows a daily routine where you recall memories that require brain teasers and riddles to proceed.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 for Moderate violence, Horror.

Rated 12+ on Apple App store for 12+ Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use, Horror/Fear Themes, Mature/Suggestive Themes and Mild Cartoon Violence.

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