The wonderfully weird button-pushing game The Corridor is now live on Steam and as a free bonus with the 2020 Humble Choice games.
A trailer for The Corridor made its debut online early last month, although it wasn't quite a trailer in the traditional sense. Instead, the "trailer" for this game was an interactive web page that repeatedly broke the fourth wall and messed with the player in interesting ways. Now, the full and proper game has come out and it's available at a pretty cheap price, too.
What is The Corridor?
The corridor is the place where this game takes place. There's a door on one side — presumably where you entered the titular lengthy room — and a button on the other.
Oh. You meant the game. Right.
The Corridor is a game with a long hall. One one end is a door where you entered. On the other end is a conspicuous orange button. As you've probably figured out, your objective is to push the button. I immediately bought this game — the interactive trailer sold me on it right away — downloaded it, walked forward, and pushed the button. The game shut down right away.
No, this was not a bug. The Corridor is a game that messes with player's expectations in the same wonderful way that we see in games like The Stanley Parable. I'm only about 3 minutes into the game, so I'm not sure exactly how long it will be in my playthrough. That said, the developer has previously said that you'll get a solid 20–30 minute experience out of it overall.
You can buy The Corridor on Steam right now for just $1.69, a 15% discount as part of the game's launch week sale. You can also get it as a free extra as part of the December 2020 Humble Choice games, although you'll need to get a subscription to Humble Choice to get it that way.
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