Start an exciting and timeless journey between Naples, Pompeii and Ancient Egypt, spanning different historical periods.
The adventure takes off from the National Archaeological Museum in Naples, a cultural institution housing some of humanity’s greatest artefacts and treasures.
What begins as the story of a son who never knew his father becomes a universal and ageless tale, with the present and the past making up the setting for Michael’s travels. Seek for yourself the beauties of Naples, experience the last hours of life in Pompeii before Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, and explore the ordinary day-to-day life in Ancient Egypt. The past is what makes our present real.
Completion time: 50-60 minutes. Some sections are unlocked by checking in at the Archaeological Museum of Naples, publisher of the game.
The Father and Son Soundtrack is available for download on the official site.
Translations of the texts in German and Japanese have been added.
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It’s gorgeous and it’s free??
Honestly one of my top 10 favorite indie app games ever. It’s poignant, existential, and completely free, which seems unbelievable given the visuals and storytelling?? Sometimes when I try these story-based games they move really, really slowly and aren’t super accessible, but this one just throws you into the story. It might make you cry, it will definitely make you smile, and it could very well provoke intense dramatic feelings regarding the place of our lives in the universe. It’s also the perfect length—not too short, like some other story-based games, but you can also finish it in one relatively short sitting. Just a perfect piece of storytelling.
(It’s ridiculous to be a stickler on this given the absolute beauty of this story, but in the English version there’s just one typo in one of the letter sections at the end—it says “time has past” instead of “time has passed”—although this could be a pretty great intentional word play? Honestly I don’t even care about the typo everything else was utterly flawless. I am in such awe.)
Just as the title says, this game is SO SOO good, but not seeing it in any of the charts makes me really sad. Most games you see hit the charts are just not as well-made as this. I can feel how much love the people behind this had placed into it. The art is very simple, but in a good simple! AND oh man I LOVE story-driven games, it's so hard to find any good ones that just really makes you feel emotions! Many other developers can take a lot from this game. Plus the animations and movements in this game is phenomenal. This game makes you go travel, it makes you go to the Naples Museum, not only do you have an amazing game, you also get to appreciate the art. I may not have went there yet, but I hope I get the chance to now! This game is absolutely incredible! I hope to see more from the creators, and I know they won't disappoint!
It's a heartwarming movie.
It's not so much a game as it is a interactive cinematic story. You can "play"this in one night. I really like it because it is relaxing and you get to kind of see the sights and sounds of Naples in an abstract way. I actually cried a little at the Pompeii story. This game combines art, music, adventure and experience of a city together into a little walk around the neighborhood. I really liked that you could sit down and have some coffee. What would make this game a whole lot more interesting is if they featured more details in the interactive gameplay. Like if when they sit on the street, someone would bring a menu of Napoleon dishes or drinks, something that makes the game more culturally informative and fun.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.