\SPEK.TAKL\ - Banned Edition

Entrant 2022

Somewhat Software Inc.


\SPEK.TAKL\ is a a first-person psychological horror game with multiple endings that can be completed in under an hour.

It is a late-night television watching simulator. Sit down on the couch in your new apartment straight out of 1994 and enjoy a cozy evening bingeing cable TV until the sign-off comes around and there's nothing else to watch.

Whatever you do, do not worry about the neighbors; do NOT answer the door; and never EVER watch the VHS tapes that are dropped through your mail slot.

\SPEK.TAKL\ is an intense, intimate and disturbing horror-themed psychosexual exploration on the lengths some of us go to in order to avoid facing the inevitable.

-Four different endings : your actions, or your inaction, matter

-Midnight movie ambiance : an abstract narrative with psychosexual themes, echoing the works of Lynch and Cronenberg

-Late-night television : sit down and actually watch over an hour of remixed public-domain-sourced videos

-Low risk gameplay : no enemies putting the player in danger, just light puzzle elements to solve and a tense and heavy atmosphere