The vanishing of Ethan Carter tells a story about a detective who visits an abandoned mining village after being inspired by a letter from a boy named Ethan.
While he’s stepping in the world of Ethan, he discovers traces of recent murder that just happened and having paranormal senses, he can see how the deaths have happened by solving the pieces of puzzles together.
The game is an adventure storytelling game where you are free to walk around the world, solving the mini puzzles around to get the story timeline together.
Special about this game are the beautiful details in graphics in the world. The lightning makes the world look gorgeous and it’s filled with tiny details that makes you want to explore any corner of it.
The game is released in September 2014 by Nordic Games and developed by the polish developers the Astronauts.
- Release date:
- September 26, 2014
How to play The vanishing of Ethan Carter
The game cost about 20 dollars in the Steam store and after installing it you can open it through steam.
The game only requires the mouse to look around and click on clues, the keyboard to move, place chapters and duck and can be remapped to an external controller.
Once you start a new game, an intro will begin where the detective tells the narrative of how he got there as you walk on in the village. Once you reach clues you can click on them after aiming to investigate them.
The game is not accessible for people with a severe visual disability. The game is designed to look amazing and clues can only be clicked on by aiming directly at them. The game does not cover a colorblind option and brightness, contrast and sizes are barely to not customizable.
The game subtitles are on from the start, so having an auditory disability does not exclude you from the story going on.
Audio in this game indicates moments and happenings which are not possible to see. So it might take longer for people with an auditory disability to find some clues in the game which are led by audio, but not impossible.
The game allows to be remapped to an external controller and is therefor accessible to be used on a preferred controller.
The game leaves you able to play at your own pace, there are no timed situations and there are no reflexes needed during game play. With every clue is a hint to click on them and does not require any difficult situations.