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. Instead, it is 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. That is no surprise, as dozens of painted portraits decorate the place. There is even one room called “The Norwood Suite”, which no one is allowed to enter.

To attend a secret party in the basement, you have to create a Norwood doppelganger costume. A bunch of quests and puzzles must be solved to get these parts: Creating a delicious sandwich with the help of the dog-shaped Slice-O Matic, finding the keys of the broken piano and the acquirement of some Blue Moose cans are some of these tasks. Although, “The Norwood Suite” is not linearly structured, so you are free to explore the hotel and follow the plot just the way you want.

However, questions will pop up in your head over time. What is the goal of the Modulo corporation, whose employees have a conference tomorrow? 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. [PLAY]