Profiles of the Forgotten
A downloadable interactive-fiction
Profiles of the Forgotten is a video game within a movie. It draws inspiration from psychologically immersive games like Myst and Silent Hill, while also being influenced by the American gothic as portrayed in films like Donnie Darko and Mulholland Drive as well as the experimental projects House of Leaves and Marble Hornets.
Follow Jason, a young man who returns to his family's lake front vacation home to visit his beloved stepsister only to find out that she will only interact with him through a computer. As Jason attempts to meet with his stepsister in person, he falls into a series of nightmarish scenarios, including a date with a girl in Pink, a lecture on Gothic Literature, a football game on the beach and much more.
Gameplay consists of chat interfaces, interactive animations, 3D mazes, and pictographic puzzles, all relating and tied into the story portrayed in the live-action video cutscenes. There are no quicktime events or sequences where live-action video is used for anything more than a cutscene.
HOW TO PLAY
Profiles of the Forgotten takes about 1.5 hours to complete and it is recommended to be played in one sitting. There is no user save data, just the ability to start at a later chapter. Each chapter is divided up into two cutscenes and two gameplay sections. Use the mouse to interact and the keyboard to move during 3D sections. Profiles of the Forgotten contains live action video cutscenes which can have a long load time depending on your computer. Please use headphones or speakers for optimal immersion experience.
Download from these links, file is 2.5GB so you must be patient:
HOW TO INSTALL
If on mac, run the .app file, choose a resolution, press play, and wait for the start menu to load.
If on PC, run the .exe and make sure the data folder is still in the same directory, choose and resolution, press play, and wait for the start menu to load.
If possible choose 16:9 resolutions like 1920x1080 or 1280x720 for which the game is optimised. Mouse/trackpad and keyboard are game requirements, headphones or speakers are recommended for full immersion.
LINK TO ALL VIDEO CUTSCENES AS OUT OF GAME PLAYLIST