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-->''"Escape your fate - [[YouCantFightFate if you can]]."''\\


Blackout is a 1997 Danish PsychologicalHorror AdventureGame created and produced by Michael Valeur and DeadlineGames, using puppets to tell a dark and disturbing story. The game came on three CD's and also contained a novel, providing additional information on the story from some of the side character's points of view. The story of the game proper starts when you, the main protagonist, wakes up in a room, having lost most of your memory, only to discover that the apartment also contains a headless body. You immediately have another blackout, and when you wake up again, the body and any traces of it are gone. Thus begins a search for your true nature, the cause behind your madness, the constant blackouts and the identity and fate of the body.

Should not be confused with the book ''Literature/{{Blackout}}'', or the GameShow ''Series/{{Blackout}}''.

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!!Tropes used in this game:

* AbusiveParents: Even the BigBad seems to feel a bit sorry towards [[spoiler:the main character]], recognising he behaves in such an odd way because of his absolutely hellish childhood.
* AllThereInTheManual: There is a lot of additional information on some of the characters found only in the novel.
* BlindSeer / EyelessFace: The old medium end her sťances by removing her sun glasses, showing you the empty eyesockets beneath.
* CityWithNoName: The name of the city, or even the country, is never given.
* TheDon: The Widow.
* DrivingQuestion: Who are you, and what is the identity and whereabouts of the headless body?
* EasierThanEasy: The game contains no actual challenges or puzzles. If you just walk around exploring and talking to people the story will progress anyhow. The only real challenge comes if you are trying to find out how to get a specific ending.
* ExploringTheEvilLair: Made even worse by the fact that it is [[spoiler: your own, forgotten, evil lair that you are exploring]].
* {{Feelies}}/TieInNovel: The prequel novel available with the game.
* FilmNoir
* GreatOffscreenWar: The country has recently been involved in a war of some sort, and a number of characters are veterans of the conflict. But just as the name of the county and the city, no actual information on the war is ever given.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: All of the prostitutes in the game really, who in the end come of as some of the nicest characters in the city.
* LosingYourHead: [[spoiler: In your nightmares and when you finally find the lost head, it speaks to you, telling you it's story and the reason you chose to steal it. But this is probably only a effect created by your insanity. Probably]].
* MissingTime: Happens every now and then to the protagonist, thus the title of the game.
* MrExposition: The old street sweeper can reveal a lot of background information if you ask him to.
* MultipleEndings: [[spoiler: It depends on what personality you choose and some other choises made during gameplay]].
* {{Muppet}}: The characters are all played by puppets.
* NietzscheWannabe: [[spoiler:The protagonist's father used a nihilistic might-makes-right philosophy to justify the abuse of his son]].
* PyroManiac: [[spoiler: Arson is the modus operandi of the protagonist's violent and vengeful fire-personality]].
* QuestForIdentity
* ShowWithinAShow: You can go and see the movie "Bird Brain" at the local cinema.
* TheShrink
* [[spoiler: SnuffFilm: The reason why the headless body was in your apartment to begin with has to do with a mob film production of such a movie.]]
* SplitPersonality: [[spoiler: Four of them actually, constantly fighting over the mind of the protagonist]].
* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness
* WideOpenSandbox: The game is not very long, but it is relatively non-linear and contain a lot of people to talk to, things to interact with.
* YouWakeUpInARoom
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