A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Story

It’s the night of the royal ball! A night of excitement, festivities, and romance—as well as gruesome death for everyone in the castle, unless the irresponsible fairy godparent Ivy can change their fates.

Explore the castle, eavesdrop on its many inhabitants, and solve elaborate puzzles through careful (or not-so-careful) magical meddling. Everything in the castle is interconnected in ways that may not be obvious at first glance: turning candy into bananas might result in a broken statue, and revising a painting could lead to accidental arson.

Armed with just four minutes, your brains, and a time-traveling clock, can you bring this story to its happily ever after?

Features

  • Over an hour of narrative and point-and-click puzzles per playthrough
  • ~70k words, with multiple story paths and secrets to discover
  • Includes download of original soundtrack (5 songs)

Content warning: Death; blood; worms; alcohol use. Otherwise PG-equivalent.

Accessibility: Font select; text speed slider; assistive tooltips toggle. Game includes spoiler-free walkthrough PDF.

Six Before Midnight was made by Res, an indie game developer working from British Columbia, Canada.

StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date Nov 01, 2021
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(4)
AuthorRes
GenreAdventure, Interactive Fiction, Puzzle, Visual Novel
Made withRen'Py
TagsFantasy, Mystery, Point & Click, Romance, Singleplayer, Story Rich
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse

Purchase

Buy Now$5.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Four Before Midnight 1.1 - PC 140 MB
Four Before Midnight 1.1 - Mac 105 MB
Spoiler-free walkthrough - PDF 36 kB
Soundtrack - MP3 22 MB
Soundtrack - WAV 187 MB

Development log

Comments

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Four Before Midnight is a fantastic follow up to Res' Jam and the Mystery of the Mysteriously Spooky Mansion. There's so much attention to detail around every corner. The game is hilarious; it's filled with all the wit, wordplay and healthy doses of irony that Res blends together so seemingly without effort. The puzzles are challenging and require sharp attention for causality, making it incredibly satisfying as you progress through each story beat. It does a wonderful job of making failure a feature (and trust me, you will fail at least a few times!), not something that punishes the player. The game wants you to succeed through experimentation, and teaches you how it all fits together.

The characters are also lovingly realized in Four Before Midnight. Each major character has their own distinct voice, well-polished visual clues to their personality (and how they fit into puzzles!) and clear, usually conflicting, motives.

The music has just as much personality. It blends dated instruments suitable for a royal ball (such as the always excellent harpsichord!) with chiptune inspired tracks that call back to the golden age of point and click adventures. 

I highly recommend this intelligent, witty, creative and polished game! 

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I'm so excited!!!