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Charlene Putney & Martin Pichlmair


VITRIOL is a narrative word puzzle game where only your wits can help you navigate your Kafkaesque life.

Level by level, you rearrange a mosaic of letters as you journey further into a bureaucratic nightmare. Find hidden answers within the words and escape between the lines.

Over approximately 90 minutes of gameplay, the puzzles get harder and harder. Some puzzles have one possible answer. Some two. Some seven. Your plight seems more hopeless. What does it take to win in a world that wants you to give up?

As you venture deeper into the labyrinth at the heart of the Bureau, the choices you make hold up a mirror. Are you guilty of being yourself?

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