DotEmu are quickly becoming “that” video game company. You know the type. A company that does things that others are not and it is catering to the gamer that is ignored. Let’s face it, their ports to Android and iOS are not going to set the world on fire with sales records yet they continue to bring underdog releases to fans. Double Dragon and R-Type are both big names in their own right, 20+ years ago, but to modern gamers, they are just another app in the respective app stores. To fans though, those games still rock and are worth every penny. DotEmu have recently released another title, this time a really niche one, called I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream. Fans know this game while modern gamers are again probably clicking right on by to check out their next “clickfest” title. Too bad, it is their loss.
Originally released over 20 years ago on personal computers, I Have No Mouth was received rather well by adventure fans. Being base on a 1967 short story doesn’t stop the game from having some good chills, twists and turns and challenges. In the game you are given a chance to control five characters through their own hell. After the world was basically destroyed by this super computer that gained sentience, five people are held captive and tortured as a sick way of punishing the human race. Talk about a deep storyline. Seriously, go read the Wiki on this, it is deep, dark and you damn well won’t see this type of storyline in a modern game anytime soon.
This is not a direct port from personal computers with large monitors to little cell phone screens. No, DotEmu has taken some time to revamp the interface, bump up the graphics a bit and do some other improvements.
I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream by DotEmu
Platform: Android and iOS
Rated: Teen on Google Play and 12+ on the iTunes App Store
Available now on Google Play and the iTunes App Store