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Letters to Babylon, the second Twine written by Zach Sanford and scored by Neutrino Effect, follows Chris during an in-patient stay at a residential treatment facility. Chris is admitted to the facility at the beginning of the game under unexplained circumstances. The semi-autobiographical narrative follows Chris during the five-week stay in the facility, with the player having a significant influence on the events of the game as well as on the nuance of what is really going on. The player exercises this mainly by either responding to or discarding letters from Chris' father and Chris' boyfriend, Ian. The narrative of the game changes dynamically based on the player's choice regarding these and other decisions. Note: Letters to Babylon addresses and confronts serious subject matter, including abuse, depression, self-harm, and drug use, as well as how relationships influence and are influenced by these experiences. We approached the subject matter thoughtfully and from a place of understanding.
Letters to Babylon was written under the pretense that Zach would use the development as a way to confront demons in his own past. In some ways, development of the game became therapeutic despite the challenge of putting himself in the mindset to write it. The game pulls various people and experiences from Zach's life and wraps them into a single narrative.
- A semi-autobiographical narrative that explores abuse, self-harm, depression, and drug use in a seriously and reflexively
- Player choice has deep ramifications on the path and outcome of the narrative
- Features tracks from Neutrino Effect
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- "Letters to Babylon is... realistic, down to earth, and very unassuming, and for that I respect it greatly."
- Richard Goodness, StoryCade
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