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  • Summary: Moncage is a stunning vignette puzzle adventure developed by Optillusion.

    The game takes place inside a mysterious cube, with each side of the cube housing a unique world: be it an old factory, a light tower, an amusement park, or a church, etc. At first sight, they may seem random and
    Moncage is a stunning vignette puzzle adventure developed by Optillusion.

    The game takes place inside a mysterious cube, with each side of the cube housing a unique world: be it an old factory, a light tower, an amusement park, or a church, etc. At first sight, they may seem random and unrelated, but upon closer look, you will become mesmerized by the subtle and intricate ways of how these worlds connect...

    Use your imagination and spare no brain cells to find the connection and pinpoint every possible interaction between different sides of the cube, then watch as the magic unfold in front of you.

    Behind the puzzles, there lies a story with a surprising twist for the player to uncover. Collect the photos from obscure corners and angles to reveal the underlying story, one photo at a time.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Nov 19, 2021
    80
    If you’re not moved to play it, consider watching an online playthrough of Moncage. It deserves to be seen.
  2. Nov 16, 2021
    75
    Moncage is an intelligent puzzle game, and its perspective-based riddles stretched my imagination as each scene flowed beautifully into the next. The narrative could have hit harder, and it sometimes felt like I had to align things perfectly for the game to accept the correct answer, but Optillusion’s title is a challenge worth picking up.
  3. Nov 16, 2021
    70
    Moncage is a game that can blow your mind, but that ultimately fails to make the most of its impressive concept, relying too much on trial and error.
  4. 40
    On its surface, Moncage does so many things I like. Its narrative is conveyed through interaction, rather than through text or cutscenes. Its predominant mechanic is clever. It’s short. But it stands as an example of just how easily a game can be undone by only one or two critical shortcomings. There’s a world in which a few chewy brain teasers would be enough for me to overlook some one-dimensional characters–this is a puzzle game after all. One-dimensional puzzles, though, are harder to forgive.
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  1. Nov 29, 2021
    Moncage offers a gorgeous blend of narrative threads and teasing puzzles, that makes for a game of real elegance. [Eurogamer Recommended]
  2. It might not be quite up there with The Room as an all-time puzzle classic, but it's probably the closest we've come to a spiritual successor in quite some time.