The Abyss

3.2
933 reviews
10K+
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Content rating
Teen
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About this game

You've always felt that your actions have been controlled by some unseen force, a manipulative tormentor who seeks total control over your body and your mind. For years you've lived in silent desperation, unable to wrestle back control of your mind nor able to interact with another human being for fear that /it/ might be released. An attempt to finally take control sends you spiraling into darkness, to awake in the surreal world of your mind.

This is The Abyss: a surreal work of interactive fiction where you struggle to survive and reclaim ownership of your mind. Explore the extensive world or try to find a companion to help you through the lonely world. Have caution, though: sometimes choices mean life or death.

The Abyss is an extensive and complex game in the style of choose-your-own-adventure stories. It tests the limits of the genre, and pulls together myth and fact to create an immersive and intricate world of motivation, struggle, and self-identity.

GAME PLAY

Tap on the red words to make choices and determine the course of your game play. Make choices and explore the world via these red links.

Tap the menu button in the top left-hand corner for the ability to restart, rewind, or share the game with others. The restart button takes you back to the menu of the story. After you have reached the "cave" passage, you can rewind your play back to this section to make different choices from this place. Swipe left to return to the game.


NOTE TO USERS

This is the mobile version of the same story, available online. Due to the nature of the app, quitting out of it does not save your progress. To play a version that will save your progress by bookmarking the page, visit this link: http://chooseyourownnovel.webs.com/abyss_final2.html

This is hopefully just one of many choose-your-own adventure stories to come! I hope you enjoy.
Updated on
Apr 25, 2013

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Ratings and reviews

3.1
800 reviews
A Google user
July 8, 2019
it wouldn't even let me play. it just kept telling me to restart the app over and over again and i had to restart my phone because the app opened again each time it asked for a restart
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A Google user
November 15, 2018
Wish there's more game like this, dark and uncommon.
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Jazmeen Convento
March 12, 2023
The problem is that it keeps playing over and over.
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