Judith

Judith

A strange, short mystery

Judith is an indie adventure game developed by Terry Cavanagh, of Don't Look Back! fame, and Stephen Lavelle. View full description

PROS

  • Interesting story line
  • Free
  • Atmospheric

CONS

  • Short
  • No real challenge

Very good
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Judith is an indie adventure game developed by Terry Cavanagh, of Don't Look Back! fame, and Stephen Lavelle.

Their games are generally very basic, visually, but very atmospheric and often tell interesting stories. Judith is no different: the graphics wouldn't bother Wolfenstein 3D back in 1992, but it's a curious and compelling experience nonetheless.

We won't spoil the story for you, but the game starts with you meeting your illicit lover, and moves on from there. It's presented in basic 3D, like the original Wolfenstein. All the control is via the keyboard and really obvious. The sound is minimal, but very effective. There are a couple of really memorable effects during the story.

Judith is free, but it is very short, and while you are in control, there are points where you are pulled along, and difficulty is not really an issue. If you're looking for action packed gaming, this is not for you. Judith is closer to the genre people a referring to as "art" games.

Judith is a curiosity, and you'll either enjoy it or hate it! Despite it's old fashioned looks, games in the past never really tried to tell stories in this way.