The Norwood Suite

“The Norwood Suite” by Cosmo D.

“[A] first-person adventure game that takes players to the secluded Hotel Norwood on a simple friendly errand that quickly unfolds into something much more involved. Filled with bizarre characters and curiosities, this mysterious resort is a dense, open-ended world teeming with hidden passages and secrets to discover.”

The Hotel Norwood is a stunningly weird place, not only because of its sometimes surprising architecture with all the shortcuts as well as hidden passages or the staff and guests, but also because of the whimsical past of the building itself. Very soon after your arrival you will learn about a musician called Peter Norwood, who seems to be quite famous in this world. Mysteries about him fill the air in the resort, as people will speak about him all the time; no surprise, as dozens of painted portraits are used as decoration all over the place. And well, there is even one room called “The Norwood Suite”, which no one is allowed to enter.

You will find yourself with the task to create a Norwood doppelganger costume to attend a secret party in the basement. To get those parts, you will have to fulfill a bunch of quests and solve puzzles, like creating a delicious sandwich with the help of the dog-shaped Slice-O Matic or figuring out where the keys of the broken piano are hidden or where you can get some cans of Blue Moose. Although, “The Norwood Suite” is not linearly structured, so you are free to explore the hotel and follow the plot whenever you feel like it.

Either way, questions will pop up in your head over time: What is the goal of the Modulo corporation, whose employees have a conference on the next day in the building? Who is the man with the creepy smile in the wheelchair? Why is there a chessboard and a skull in the trunk of the red car? You might not always get an answer, but your stay in this establishment will surely be a wonderous one.