The Novelist PC

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Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

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Mixed or average reviews- based on 36 Ratings

Summary: The Novelist asks one central question: can you achieve your dreams without pushing away the people you love? The game focuses on Dan Kaplan, a novelist struggling to write the most important book of his career while trying to be the best husband and father he can be. The Kaplans have come to a remote coastal home for the summer, unaware that they're sharing the house with a mysterious ghostly presence: you. Read the family's thoughts. Explore their memories. Uncover their desires and intervene in their lives. But stay out of sight; you can't help the Kaplans if they know there's a ghost in the house. It's up to you to decide how Dan's career and family life will evolve, but choose carefully; there are no easy answers, and every choice has a cost. Dan's relationships - to his work, his wife, and his son - react and shift in response to your choices. With a different sequence of events in every playthrough, The Novelist gives life to a unique experience each time you play. The decisions you make will define the Kaplans' lives, but they may also tell you something about yourself.
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Developer: Orthogonal Games
Genre(s): Miscellaneous
Cast Credit
Kent Hudson Developer
Tynan Wales Design Advice / Chapter Wrap-Up Scenes / Diorama Poses
Johnnemann Nordhagen Technical Help
Miles Walker Voice Recording Advice / Score Mastering
Donivan Berube Music
David Pinion Voice: Dan
Kelilyn McKeever Voice: Linda
Sage Brill Voice: Tommy
J.R. Hogarth de la Plante Character Concept Art
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