A downloadable game for Windows and macOS


Take your time and relax on the terrace


Terrace is an atmospheric narrative about a protagonist coping with the loss of someone
close to her. She feels disconnected from her surroundings. Her terrace is in disarray, full of
dead plants and unused objects. Unexpected visitors like a stray cat and birds arrive and
leave her seeds. Through planting these seeds and tidying up the space, you can help her feel
grounded and have a positive outlook on life once again.


This project was developed by students of Bauhaus-University Weimar
for the project Experimental Games Lab and is currently a demo.

Credits:

César Daher - Programming

Julia Synnatzschke - Art and Visual Design

Justin Ziemba - Narrative & Screenwriting

Mudassir Sheikh - Music and Sound Design


StatusPrototype
PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(1)
AuthorTerrace
GenreInteractive Fiction
TagsAtmospheric, Gardening, Point & Click, Relaxing

Install instructions

Unpack the .zip file and run Terrace.

Mac OS:
Unpack the .zip file and run Terrace.
If you have trouble opening the game, go to Settings > Security & Privacy and try opening from there.

Download

Download
Terrace_2.0_Mac.app.zip 74 MB
Download
Terrace_2.0.zip 74 MB
Download
Terrace_Mac.app.zip 72 MB
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Terrace_PC.zip 72 MB

Development log

Comments

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I really enjoyed this game, which went from somewhat somber in the beginning to calm and relaxing. The protagonist's initial exhaustion and gloom is completely understandable and, at least for me, relatable, and it feels good to see her slowly coming out of her blues and becoming more proactive as the terrace starts to look livelier.  Getting around was a little tricky since the game sometimes seem a little unresponsive when double-clicking to move, but the atmosphere of the game was soothing enough to look past that; I like the muted but refreshing color palette and the simple but emotive artwork and just sitting on the terrace and letting the game run was a calming experience. I don't know if you're planning on expand on this in the future, though there seemed to be hints in-game in that direction, like the presence of the mortar to make herbs into medicine (like for the neighbor), but I hope to play the expanded version if it ever comes to pass.