What is Amerzone?
Amerzone is a first-person adventure game in the style of Myst. Released in 1998, this game is the brainchild of Belgian comic artist Benoit Sokal. It's very much a dry run in game design, featuring the same esoteric fetchquest and lever-pulling puzzles that Myst was famous for, Amerzone makes up for it with raw creativity.
The story follows a nameless and silent journalist researching a story about Alexandre Valembois, a naturalist and explorer who visited the fictional Amerzone - an analogue to the Amazon with more fantastical creatures and ancient tribes. There's magic, there's adventure, and there are some stunningly beautiful images for their era.
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This is a narrative LP told through screenshots and videos of the game. I've noted in italics images that you can click to watch a short youtube clip of an in-game cutscene. Some of the cutscenes are really nice, and I highly recommend watching them.
Without any further ado, let's explore the Amerzone.