The Franz Kafka Videogame

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The Franz Kafka Videogame
The Franz Kafka Videogame.jpg
Developer(s) Denis Galanin
Publisher(s) Daedalic Entertainment
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, iOS, Android
Release Windows
  • WW: 6 April 2017
iOS
  • WW: 18 July 2017
Android
  • WW: 3 July 2018
Genre(s) Adventure, puzzle
Mode(s) Single-player video game Edit this on Wikidata

The Franz Kafka Videogame is an indie adventure game inspired by the writings of Franz Kafka. It was developed by Denis Galanin.

Plot[edit]

The protagonist named K. gets a sudden offer of employment. And this event changes his life, forcing him to make a distant voyage. To his surprise, the world beyond his homeland appears to be not as normal as he would think.

Gameplay[edit]

The Franz Kafka Videogame features gameplay similar to previous mif2000's game.

The player interacts with the world with simple point and click interface. The goal of The Franz Kafka Videogame is to solve a series of puzzles and brain teasers. The puzzles are sequentially linked forming an adventure story. The game contains no inventory, and the solving of puzzles mainly consists of clicking onscreen elements in the correct order. Solving a puzzle will immediately transport the player character to the next screen.

Awards[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
AggregatorScore
Metacritic65/100[1]
Kritikanstvo81/100 [2][unreliable source?]
Review scores
PublicationScore
The Games Machine7/10[3]
Igromania7/10[4]
GuiltyBit8.5/10[5]
Game It8.5/10[6]
Riot Pixels80/100[7]
Games.Mail.ru8/10[8]
Multiplayer.it7.5/10[9]
Ingame.de7.5/10[10]
StopGame3/4 stars[11]
Adventure Corner73/100[12]
3rd Strike7.3/10[13]
  • «Game Of The Day» — Apple App Store[14]
  • «Game Of The Year» — Intel® Level Up 2015[15] (judges: Chris Avellone, Tim Schafer, Chris Taylor, Kate Edwards, Rami Ismail, etc.)
  • «Best Adventure/RPG» — Intel® Level Up 2015[16]
  • «Best Song/Score – Mobile Video Game» — The Hollywood Music in Media Awards 2017[17]
  • #4 in list of «Best Adventure Games» — Riot Top 2017 [18]
  • «The 20 Best iOS Games of 2017» — AppTime [19]
  • «The 10 Unexpectedly Good Games of 2017» — GSTV [20]
  • «The 10 Good Russian Indie Games» — Futurist [21]
  • «App Of The Month» — The German Academy For Kids' And Young Adults' Literature[22]
  • The nominee for the 14th International Mobile Gaming Awards[23]
  • The nominee for the «Best PC Game» — TOMMI Award 2017[24]

Localizations[edit]

The game is translated into 14 languages: English, Russian, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese-Brazil, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Czech, Turkish and Ukrainian.

Development[edit]

The Franz Kafka Videogame was developed over a period of 2.5 years, by Denis Galanin.

The game is full improvisation throughout the entire period of development[25].

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Franz Kafka Videogame for PC Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 26 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "The Franz Kafka Videogame (2017)". Kritikanstvo. Retrieved 26 August 2017. 
  3. ^ "Review: The Games Machine". The Games Machine. 2017-05-05. 
  4. ^ "Review: Igromania". Igromania. 2017-04-10. 
  5. ^ "Review: GuiltyBit". GuiltyBit. 2017-04-14. 
  6. ^ "Review: Game It". Game It. 2017-04-24. 
  7. ^ "Review: Riot Pixels". Riot Pixels. 2017-04-04. 
  8. ^ "Review: Games.Mail.ru". Games.Mail.ru. 2017-04-14. 
  9. ^ "Review: Multiplayer.it". Multiplayer.it. 2017-07-18. 
  10. ^ "Review: Ingame.de". Ingame.de. 2017-04-13. 
  11. ^ "Review: StopGame". StopGame. 2017-04-16. 
  12. ^ "Review: Adventure Corner". Adventure Corner. 2017-04-06. 
  13. ^ "Review: 3rd Strike". 3rd Strike. 2017-04-12. 
  14. ^ Game of the Day. itunes.apple.com
  15. ^ 2015 Intel® Level Up Game Dev Contest — And the Winners Are. intel.com
  16. ^ 2015 Intel® Level Up Game Dev Contest — And the Winners Are. intel.com
  17. ^ HMMA Winners. hmmawards.com
  18. ^ Best Adventure Games. riotpixels.com
  19. ^ The 20 Best iOS Games of 2017: part 2. app-time.ru
  20. ^ The 10 Unexpectedly Good Games of 2017. gstv.ru
  21. ^ The 10 Good Russian Indie Games. futurist.ru
  22. ^ App des Monats November 2017. akademie-kjl.de
  23. ^ WINNERS & NOMINEES. imgawards.com
  24. ^ Gewinner und Nominierte. kindersoftwarepreis.de
  25. ^ Gamasutra: Improvisational Game Design. gamasutra.com

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