TWIN PEAKS VIDEO-GAME!

baxter

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I've downloaded this in case it gets taken down, but haven't had time to play it yet. Looks awesome :)
 

AXX°N N.

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Love the idea! The effort to get across the aesthetic of the Pilot is impressive; the texture of Harry's jacket alone showcases an eye for detail.

For anyone who wants the closest thing to a Twin Peaks game a major game studio ever released (and confirmed to be directly inspired), I'd recommend the first four Silent Hill games. Even for non-gamers, I'd recommend them purely as an art experience.
 

Cappy

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I’ve played Silent Hill 2 and enjoyed it.

Anyone here ever played Deadly Premonition? It borrows heavily from Peaks and Lynch. The main character is sort of a quirky Cooper sequel investigator in a small town setting. Plus they even have a Blue Velvet style nightclub!
 

Jordan Cole

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Sep 22, 2022
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For anyone who wants the closest thing to a Twin Peaks game a major game studio ever released (and confirmed to be directly inspired), I'd recommend the first four Silent Hill games. Even for non-gamers, I'd recommend them purely as an art experience.

I tried playing Silent Hill 4 and it was too scary.

I can't do horror video games. I am a huge horror movie fan. Have a huge dvd shelf of them, have seen countless films, and have hundreds more on my list...but horror video games absolutely terrify me. To the degree that it's actually not fun for me, it's just a terrible experience. I also gave up on Last of Us after about 2 hours.
 

AXX°N N.

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I tried playing Silent Hill 4 and it was too scary.

I can't do horror video games. I am a huge horror movie fan. Have a huge dvd shelf of them, have seen countless films, and have hundreds more on my list...but horror video games absolutely terrify me. To the degree that it's actually not fun for me, it's just a terrible experience. I also gave up on Last of Us after about 2 hours.
I actually totally understand that feeling, but I do have to say, you picked the worst one to start on! The gameplay mechanics of 4 are probably the most (intentionally) suffocating and dread-inducing of the four. As someone who can feel anxious playing any video game, 4 triggers every possible bad feeling I can have during a game. I love it for that reason, but it's also the one I've played the least. The first 3 on easy mode are kinda like cakewalks though, if you want to just focus on atmosphere. They're great creepy room simulators if you dial down the difficulty.
 

Jordan Cole

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Here's the thing about video games like that: they invade my dreams.

When I was obsessed with Arkham Asylum and then Arkham City, I was having constant dreams that I was in those games. And Asylum is pretty scary actually (though you're Batman so it's not TOO scary, you got this shit.)

I genuinely don't want to be having Silent Hill nightmares every night!
 

AXX°N N.

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Here's the thing about video games like that: they invade my dreams.

When I was obsessed with Arkham Asylum and then Arkham City, I was having constant dreams that I was in those games. And Asylum is pretty scary actually (though you're Batman so it's not TOO scary, you got this shit.)
You know, actually, of any media it's probably video games that have that effect on me too.

Come to think of it, there's the Tetris Effect, which has its own scholarly papers--so there's some science behind it! It kind of makes sense, because it's interactive and immersive and you're always controlling it.
 

Cappy

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I’ve played Silent Hill 2 and enjoyed it.

Anyone here ever played Deadly Premonition? It borrows heavily from Peaks and Lynch. The main character is sort of a quirky Cooper sequel investigator in a small town setting. Plus they even have a Blue Velvet style nightclub!
Edit: a quirky Cooper-esque investigator

Here is a trailer for Deadly Premonition, for anyone interested. I forgot how much coffee was in this game!

 

eraserJoe

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Apr 12, 2022
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For anyone who wants the closest thing to a Twin Peaks game a major game studio ever released (and confirmed to be directly inspired), I'd recommend the first four Silent Hill games. Even for non-gamers, I'd recommend them purely as an art experience.
The first Silent Hill game for me is comparable to the Twin Peaks pilot. I feel the pilot totally changed what is capable with network television. That art can be made. Silent Hill did the same thing with video games for me. (I know I may have been a little late to the party in that regard).

Also, Silent Hill 2 seems almost like an adaptation of Lost Highway to me.
Here's the thing about video games like that: they invade my dreams.
Hell, the first Silent Hill game invaded my waking life. Some point in the game I had to find a hammer. The next day at work, someone mentioned a hammer. I immediately thought "I need that right now!" It took a second to realize I wasn't in the game.
Sorry if this was already posted elsewhere, I runned a quick search and didnt seem like it was:
Looks pretty neat. Does anyone remember this one?
Twin Peaks Atari 2600-style video game
 

baxter

Great Northern Hotel
Apr 12, 2022
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I was playing Deadly Premonition a few years back on Steam, but it was seriously buggy. It would crash randomly all the time, and I just gave up in the end. Amazing game though.
 

Cappy

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I was playing Deadly Premonition a few years back on Steam, but it was seriously buggy. It would crash randomly all the time, and I just gave up in the end. Amazing game though.
I purchased it on Switch — never crashed once. It obviously has differences from TP, but wow, it’s the closest we may ever get to a fully fledged open world TP video game (imo).

People also say Mizzurna Falls for PS1 is very reminiscent of TP, but I’ve never played it. Still holding out hope for an English translation…
 

baxter

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Apr 12, 2022
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The PC port of the director's cut is known to be problematic. It's a shame. I've seen stuff online on how to get it more stable, but nothing works 100%.
 

AXX°N N.

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Yeah, Deadly Premonition totally has the feel of an official licensed TP game where you play as Cooper in a similar setting. I guess Silent Hill is more like Lynch's work in general--dark Americana, abstract workings of its mythology, locations transforming because of psychology in a not totally just metaphorical way, and strange (endearingly so) acting choices. The great use of music, too.
Still holding out hope for an English translation…
Have you checked in on this recently? Google says a translation was released in 2021. I recall reading about this back when it was in limbo, and the details of how the translation went ahead is pretty interesting.
 

Cappy

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Have you checked in on this recently? Google says a translation was released in 2021. I recall reading about this back when it was in limbo, and the details of how the translation went ahead is pretty interesting.
Oh wow, I didn’t realize they had come this far! Will have to check this out when I have the time to get lost in its world…

I follow gaming stuff off and on, so I tend to miss a lot of things.
 
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