The Wake: Mourning Father, Mourning Mother
by Somi

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About the game: The Wake: Mourning Father, Mourning Mother

The Wake: Mourning Father, Mourning Mother is the last of game developer Somi’s “Guilt Trilogy,” consisting of Replica and Legal Dungeon.

< Perhaps it means my life simply boils down to this: “Everything I say is a lie.” >

The Wake is a record of past wounds opened at a three-day funeral — a record of the roots of guilt, and the memories and emotions that chain together three generations of a family. The journal is encoded with a simple substitution cipher that the player must break in order to reveal the writer’s psyche and discover the contradictions that define him.

Explore a generational curse that has swallowed a man and his life.

About the company: Somi

Somi is a leading indie game developer in Busan, South Korea.
Somi aspires to develop games that are unique, artistic and channels the vision of the developer. He thinks video games are the best art medium for him to transfer his thoughts and stories to people. He has made Rabbit Hole 3D, RETSNOM, and Replica since 2014. Replica has been a hit with critics since its release in July 2016. The game received a lot of Awards including the Impact Award from IndieCade 2016 and Honorable Mention for Excellence in Design from IGF 2017.
Recently, in 2019, he received the spotlight for releasing his last game, Legal Dungeon.


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