The Man Came Around is a stylish and intriguing role-player from independent developer Thierry Brimioulle. Exploring themes of fascism, repression, protest and exile, it’s currently crowdfunding and has a free demo.
Before we continue, have a gander at its Kickstarter trailer:
As mentioned there, Occida is The Man Came Around’s fictional settings that’s said to be the „most powerful nation of the world“, but has been „shaken by mass protests met by brutal repression“. An internal war has broken on between activist group The Many and the government, which has in turn forced the country into a dictatorship.
From here, you assume the role of five nomad citizens aiming to cross the North Border to freedom. Naturally, this proves no easy feat as you’re forced to manage scarce resources, make life-threatening decisions, and battle both the heavily armed guards scattered across the mountain and the elements themselves.
In my brief playthrough of the demo, I sent one character away from…