When I heard the pitch for Conway: Disappearance at Dahlia View, I knew I had to try it. Developed by White Paper Games and published by Sold Out, the elevator pitch for Conway is "what if Rear Window was a video game?". The idea of spying on my neighbors with a camera in an attempt to solve a crime was more than enough to get me excited, so I took a trip to Dahlia View via the new demo, which just released on Steam today.
Despite some difficulties with the controls and getting stuck a few times (this is an adventure game, after all), I really enjoyed my time with Conway. The setup of the game instantly grabbed me, and I loved snooping around through my (clearly innocent) neighbors' apartment, leaving the place in shambles by the time they arrived back. It just goes to show; if a private investigator asks to wait quietly in your flat while you go run an errand, the correct response is "Hell no, you can't wait here! Go outside and sit in the rain."
Note: My microphone was acting up a bit during this recording. Sorry about the slight crackle on my voice.
I had a blast playing through this demo. The adventure mechanics mixed with the camera-based snooping hit me just in the sweet spot. I can't wait to dive back in and find out what's behind the door I unlocked at the end of the demo.
The full game will be released on November 2nd, 2021 on Steam, PlayStation, Xbox, and Switch. For more on White Paper Games, check out the company's Steam Page here.