CLOSED HANDS, the interactive fiction game I worked on with Passenger Games, is now available in a deluxe edition on Steam. The game will continue to be available on Itch.io on a pay-what-you-want basis, but the Steam version comes with extras such as commentary from game director Dan Hett, a digital copy of the soundtrack, an ebook of the story and more.
CLOSED HANDS is a groundbreaking work of interactive fiction by PASSENGER, directed by Dan Hett. The game follows the deep intertwined stories of five people thrown together by their involvement in a fictional terror attack.
This sprawling story plays out through a combination of traditional interactive text, as well as explorable computer interfaces, conversations, IM’s, phonecalls and more. CLOSED HANDS is a fragmented and complex narrative, playable in any order, that tells the story of the lead-up and aftermath of the attack: some stories go forward in time, some backwards, and some both. Players can choose to follow a single narrative arc, or jump between perspectives to get the full picture of everything that happens to the city, and it’s inhabitants.
You can buy CLOSED HANDS here.