Solve theatrical puzzles to try and silence your mind so you can sleep in Insomnia: Theater in the Head, a game from Perfect Day Studio.
A copy of this game was provided for the purposes of this review.
In Insomnia: Theater in the Head, you play as an insomniac whose mind won’t silence throughout the night. From the incessant tick of a clock to remembering embarrassing moments of the past to getting trapped in a never-ending doom scroll, you just can’t seem to get any sleep. Through a mix of psychological exploration and simple puzzle solving, you’ll mentally fight through what keeps you awake and learn to accept your situation.
All of the puzzles are pretty simple, but it does take some thought to figure out what exactly to do. There isn’t any difficulty progression, so all the puzzles are equally easy. The variety comes in with the puzzle mechanics themselves, with each stage having a new type of puzzle to complete. At one stage you are completing Rube-Goldberg Machines and at the next, you’re sliding blocks to complete chains and ropes. Admittedly the lack of complexity does make some of the puzzles a little boring to complete, but thankful no puzzle takes too long and the overall game is completable in under an hour.
The charm of this game really comes with the hand-drawn art. The initial style is beautiful, and then more variety is added in different puzzles. One of my favorite parts of the game is when you bring together pieces of all of the puzzles to create your own painting. It’s a fun, creative addition that tops off the game nicely.
Overall, even though this isn’t the most complex puzzle game, Insomnia: Theater in the Head is an enjoyable and quick game with an interesting premise and a satisfying conclusion.
You can find Insomnia: Theater in the Head on Steam.
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