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WHAT CAN YOU DO, WHEN YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO ACT?
When everybody's movement is severely restricted, you start to take a closer look to familiar environments.
Follow clues in the environment to find new ways forward, hoping to solve the mystery of what happened to your loved one.
How do you go about your daily life when being confined to self isolation becomes the new normal?
Chestnut Grove is a short first-person experience portraying life during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
It has a focus on atmosphere and mood and features light puzzles and environmental interactions. It's the first game project by Philip Drobar. Version 1.0 was released on August 31st, 2020 and is available on a pay-what-you-want basis on the Itch.io Game Platform.
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Philip Drobar was born in Austria and emigrated to Canada in 2017. While mostly working in the Film and TV Industry, he always had a passion for video games. Not content with just writing and playing them, he started learning Unity engine. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the feeling of self isolation inspired him to his first game, CHESTNUT GROVE. Using real-life notices and documents and his own experiences, CHESTNUT GROVE expresses and at the same time helped him cope with life during the pandemic.