Slender Threads

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a game by Blyts
Platform: PC
Editor Rating: 8/10, based on 1 review
User Rating: 9.0/10 - 2 votes
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See also: Puzzle Games, Horror Games, Psychological Horror Games, Games Where Choices Matter, Slender Games
Slender Threads
Slender Threads
Slender Threads
Slender Threads

One game that looks to try and follow in the footsteps of giants is Slender Threads. You take on the role of a traveling salesman who finds himself in a pretty ridiculous situation when he arrives in a strange new town. Developed by Blyts, this looks to be an interesting release for anyone on the lookout for a new adventure game to try out.

Go back to the early and mid 1990s, and point and click games were a dominant genre on PC. Being able to play out adventures fleshed out with enjoyable text, whimsical rhetoric, and stylish plots was all the rage. The development of better 3D graphics and more open world games, though, seen the P&C genre become increasingly niche. It was not until the re-release of the Monkey Island series that things have changed – now, you cannot move for seeing a new point and click adventure.

Point and click tropes aplenty, with some new freshness

From the first images you see of Slender Threads, it is clear that this is a game with something interesting to tell. While we can look beyond the pretty significant similarity in design to the main character to the likes of Guybrush Threepwood, there is something about Slender Threads that simply stands out for the right reasons.

There is something genuinely enjoyable about this game – a psychological trip that looks to build itself out with puzzles. While we will need to wait and see if it uses the whimsical writing of games like Monkey Island and Thimbleweed Park to its benefit, there is something pretty enjoyable about Slender Threads’ general theme. With a creative design style paired with a slightly more serious story, this looks like it could be an intriguing addition to the point and click industry.

The prologue for the game was released in September 2021, and we tried it out and found it really enjoyable. There was enough in the prologue to set up the new game, and we found the general theme and style pretty intriguing.

One for the point and click purists (8/10)

While we have only played the prologue so far, there is immediately enough about this game to like. we enjoyed the interface, the art style, and the writing style. Crucially, your journey with Harvey looks to be filled with more than a few moments of comedic charm – paired up with a very chilling overall plot.

However, plenty of these games do a fine job of combining a more serious plot with a comical style, so it won’t be too hard for Slender Threads to live up to some of the ideas that we already have in our heads about what it is going to be like.

8

There is much to enjoy about this release, and when it finally comes out we look forward to reviewing it further.

Pros

  • An interesting point and click adventure with a slightly more serious undertone.
  • Modernised take on the art, movement, and interface of the genre.
  • Interesting writing paired up with a plot that looks like it could have weight.

Cons

  • How long will it be? Will there be enough? Will Slender Threads write itself into trouble?

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

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