See what is little 'Q' ready to do and how far is he willing to go through the underworld to retrieve his stolen soul.
Why is game's name 'Q'?
It turned out that just 'Q' was too short and the original site named the game 'Q - compressing the heart'. Q is the name of the main character, perhaps a short for 'question', because this is an adventure type of the game which reveals very little, without a single sentence in the introduction, so the player was left absolute freedom to make up questions and answer them as well.
What is the game about?
Basic idea of the game is that you wake up in a completely changed postapocaliptic surroundings, where everything is so dark that only silhouettes can be seen. At one moment a stranger emerges from the earth, steals your heart, literally rips it out of your chest, throws it down the cliff and disappears back in the ground. The rest of the game you are trying to find your heart in the underworld and retrieve your soul.
How scary the game really is?
Not really. The game is dark, basic idea is creepy, but animated characters are made in stickman style. Idea of the game is to be a fun adventure rather that to scare you. Still, there are some scenes which are a bit brutal. For example, at one moment 'Q' gets hurt when a stick goes through his head and pokes out his eye. After that accident he continues his search with stick in his head. After that he meets a boatman, steals his boat to get to the other side, but he steals more than just a boat. Q takes his eye, puts it in his empty socket and throws the boatman in the water. No problem - our guy still doesn't have his soul back.
Commands, how to play?
This is point and click game. So you are not using arrow keys to move the characters. When you click on the main character, the ghost will come out of him, which then can go into the bodies of other characters. So, to make an interaction of the character with an item in the game, first you click on the character and then on the item. Best is to see the walktrough and everything will be clear soon after. For example, to start the game you have to click the orange leaf hanging from the bear tree in the starting scene.
Sponsor of the game is BigDino. Their games are mostly very colorful and they are definitely not specialized in scary games. If CrazyScaryGames would have had category called 'weird' this game would belong there for sure.
Good and bad sides of the game
Music, animations and graphics are top notch. The game was made by the professionals, that much is obvious. Unfortunately, gameplay doesn't sit well with some players at all, while others think that the game is strike of genius - so the opinions are totally divided. Overall impression is that the game irresistibly reminds of the famous game Limbo, with one difference, in Limbo you move around using arrow keys. Anyways the game would be better if it were spiced up with several puzzles, hidden collectible keys etc.
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menmma : so after Q cross the water canal .. he gets swallowed by some creepy black matter ..then what ?!
menmma : and cant i get my progress saved ..its such a pain that i had to start it all over again every time
hakobyan98 : comleted
Ripley : What confuses me is in the description they say: "This is a point and click game, so you will not use the arrow keys to move the characters."