Within the Backrooms Mini-Review (Game made by an Agora Road user)

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I recently finished playing Within the Backrooms, a great little game made by @backroomsDev that I would recommend to anyone who's a fan of LSD: Dream Emulator, Yume Nikki, Disillusion, or other surreal exploration games in the same style.
There are no monsters or other horror elements. You wander around surreal environments, solve puzzles, and try to piece together parts of a cryptic story. Some of it will be familiar to you if you already know about the backrooms, but there are also many surprises. The game seems to take more inspiration from the original /x/ post that inspired the backrooms concept than it does from any of the surrounding "lore" fans have built up over the years. It all feels very original and not derivative in the way that other, more popular, backrooms-inspired games do.
It's not very long (I manged to get the true ending after ~3 hours of play) but there are a lot of cool things to discover and everything feels very polished. The low-poly graphics (they look better in motion than they do in screenshots) and overall aesthetic style are great. The soundtrack is also very good.
I know that games where you spend most of your time walking around are not to everyone's taste, but if the description above sounds like your kind of game you'll most likely enjoy it. I loved it and hope more people check it out.

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Did I mention it's also got Mel in it?
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Looks cool. Is it $15 cool though? It looks up my alley but I don't want to pay that much just to walk around empty environments, if I wanted to do that I could just go do laps around my local suburban sprawl. Is there plot, story, and world building?
 
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