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"Insane Escapism"

Date: 2022-09-23, Friday

A while ago I got the game Sanitarium for free on GOG. However I couldn't really get to work, no matter what I tried. Luckily though the newest version of ScummVM has Sanitarium support. In this way, people can play this game not just on its native Windows platform, but on Linux and OS X as well. Since it's the biggest name for this release, the 2.6 version named as "Insane Escapism".

There are other titles which was added in this version:

It's amazing that so many engines are supported now, and we can play all kinds of games. If you are interested, check out the detailed release notes for this version.

For any game to work, you need only the data files from the game itself, no matter what supported version you play (physical or digital). If you want to try out some games, visit the demos or freeware section.

You can download ScummVM from the downloads page, or search inside your repositories. If you want to play Sanitarium, make sure it's the 2.6 version.

What is Sanitarium?

Sanitarium, is a point and click adventure game, where the main character has a car accident, and after coma, he wakes up in a strange place full of strange and crazy people, not even knowing his name.

sanitarium_ss_ch2.png hey, this is my screenshot, isn't this game beautiful?

The game is fully voice acted, and has many cutscenes. From a 24 year old game, this is amazing. I am only at Chapter 2 at the moment, but it has a fantastic creepy, atmosphere. If you are interested, you can get the game at GOG, and you get the manual and the fantastic in-game soundtrack as well.

Here is the game's description:

"Imagine a world created out of insanity – deformed children, ancient gods, ghosts from your past in the house inside of a water reflection. You are an asylum patient and you have just survived a car crash – the problem is you can't remember anything. Visions reveal answers to some questions, but create even more riddles! Which part of it is true? What do all these things mean?

Sanitarium is one of the few psychological horror adventure games. As the protagonist you will visit five different worlds full of riddles and answers, with which you will have to figure out what exactly is happening and what is real. The story is so incredibly good and enthralling that it could easily drive a sane person mad.

  • One of the most immersive and chilling psychological horror games ever created
  • Discover what your warped mind is hiding under the veil of a psychedelic dream
  • Explore surreal worlds inhabited by crazy, half-sane and or half-dead characters"

I sometimes feel that so many games would be good movies or TV shows, but then I remind myself that it would take out the interactive element of it, the discovery of places, and the detective work that our mind plays, sometimes without us knowing…

This is post #37 of the #100DaysToOffload challenge, where we write 100 posts in a year. If you are interested in this event, check out the official website: Happy writing everybody! :)

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