Enter the Story: Les Miserables: The Game of the Book by Chris Tolworthy is an adventure game adaption of the book by the same name. It’s quite different from the book though: you play Peri’s ghost and have to “suggest” things to people still living by clicking on them and then on something else. Through solely this mechanic of suggestion from the afterlife, you solve puzzles and progress through the game.
The game has very nice silhoutte-style graphics, which remind me of the art in Chris Crawford’s old game Balance of the Planet, but that’s the only comparable style I can think of; it’s pretty unique.
One bit of trivia that I love is that this game was made by a Georgist, and all profits from the game go into researching a way to end global poverty. This is also the first in a series of games: the next is, coincidentally, The Divine Comedy.
It’s $14.99, and the demo seems to only have the sewers, which is a shame because it’s confusing to navigate and because doesn’t get to the really good parts of the game.