If On A Winter’s Night, Four Travelers is a free (or name your price) dark narrative-driven point-and-click adventure game for Windows and Linux systems (available free on Itch.io and Steam) and Mac (coming Q4 of 2021) by Dead Idle Games (coding, writing, audio by Laura Hunt and art by Thomas Möhring), that explores the dark and troubling stories of four different characters in a masked ball taking place on a train in the late 1920s. The game takes roughly 2 hours to complete and has 3 different stories.
THE SILENT ROOM
In a luxurious hotel room in Rome, freshly arrived from Turin, Carlo awaits for his lover Patrick to arrive. However, as the shadow of fascism looms ever larger, the tension of meeting in constant hiding is beginning to take its toll.
THE SLOW VANISHING OF LADY WINTERBOURNE
Lady Winterbourne has lost her husband in a tragic accident. Now letters from pretenders to her vast fortune keep arriving every day at her mansion, yet the only thing she’s interested in is the bottle of laudanum in her cabinet.
THE NAMELESS RITUAL
Harassed, ridiculed and belittled by his peers, Dr. Jordan Samuels has resorted to the occult sciences in a desperate attempt to turn the tables on his tormentors. But is he truly ready to face the Guardian of the Threshold?
IF ON A WINTER’S NIGHT
As much as Laylah enjoys her job, sometimes she yearns for a bit of variety to distract her from her daily routine — even if it means going against her very powerful bosses’ orders.