Grave gaming – Runaway 3: A twist of fate

I’ve not been well lately, so a couple of weeks ago I did something I normally don’t have time for anymore – I brought a computer game! I played the first two Runaway games when I was 19 – a friend lent them to me, and I thought they were great! I’m rubbish at games which require quick reaction times or the ability to move around without falling off things, so other than turn-based combat (love Final Fantasy games!) I only really play point-and-clicks. The Runaway games are good at finding the balance between challenging and infuriating with their puzzles!

I don’t want to give spoilers, but I couldn’t resist sharing this screen shot from the very opening of Chapter 1 with my readers…

Screen shot from Chapter 1 of Runaway 3: A twist of fate by Pendulo studios 2009

Screen shot from Chapter 1 of Runaway 3: A twist of fate by Pendulo studios 2009

It’s the Circle of Lebanon at Highgate Cemetery!

An early artist's impression of the Circle of Lebanon at Highgate Cemetery from The Mirror (Rutherford 2008)

An early artist’s impression of the Circle of Lebanon at Highgate Cemetery from The Mirror (Rutherford 2008)

Yes, it’s been adapted a little but it’s an unmistakable homage to one of my all time favourite cemetery features. Really made my day when I was feeling sick!

If you want to play the Runaway games, they are all available on Steam, and there is even a great bundle deal with all of the Pendulo Studios games here. I wish I had time to play them all!

I know a lot of games have graveyards and cemeteries in them, especially horror games! Which is your favourite? Are there any which are especially historically accurate? Let me know in the comments!

Bibliography

Pendulo Studios, 2009, Runaway 3: A twist of fate, via Steam.
Rutherford, S, 2008, The Victorian Cemetery, Shire Books.

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