Video Game / Myosotis
is a Flash Game
from the programmer
of the Alice Is Dead
trilogy, complete with a theme song by Hania Lee.
The setting a Film Noir
-ish city where a trenchcoat-and-fedora wearing guy
named Rick receives a letter from a woman named Lily, whom he once loved but who left him a long time ago. She fears her life might be in danger, so he rushes to her rescue... and let's just say that things get progressively weirder from there
The following episodes are available to be played:
Tropes found in the game:
- The Alcoholic: Rick.
- Always Save the Girl
- Arc Words: The final dialogue is filled with them.
- Artifact of Doom: The box.
- An Axe to Grind: One of the parallel Ricks in episode 3 is seen holding an ax, having already murdered two or three other clones.
- Body Horror: In the end of episode 4, Lily seems to have mutated into the Flying Spaghetti Monster due to Rick's usage of the Box.
- Cloning Blues: Because of the box, billions of alternate Ricks are unleashed into the world by episode 3.
- Destination Defenestration: Rick is kicked out of a window by another version of himself after finally finding an alive Lily in part 3.
- Earn Your Happy Ending: Implied to be what Mr. Simple's experiment on Rick is for, throughout the series.
- Film Noir
- Gainax Ending: The last game's ending comes out of nowhere; right after one of the puzzles is solved. A flash, cut to Rick and Lily having a nice Christmas together, and a transmission from Mr. Simple that reads: "Hope you enjoy my little gift."
- Go Back to the Source: In episode 5, Rick decides not to go back into the lab of puzzle rooms to find Lily, but instead returns to his old apartment, in hopes to travel back to the point in time before she left Rick. And conveniently, the box is there waiting for him, with puzzles of its own.
- Gratuitous German: A sign in episode 4 reads "Nein Ausgang", which Rick translates as "No Way Out", when, in fact, it translates as "No, Exit" (particle and noun, respectively). "No way out" in proper German would be "Kein Ausgang" instead.
- Hardboiled Detective: Rick certainly looks the part, what with trenchcoat and fedora, but his occupation never really gets named in any of the games..
- Nothing Is Scarier: The last episode has only one of Hania Zudnek's songs, followed by a continuous loop of low, ominous drumbeats that take up the rest of the game.
- Puzzle Game: Especially the later episodes consist mostly of empty rooms where Rick has to solve a puzzle to unlock the door leading to the next empty room with a puzzle.
- Parallel Universe: The box is controlled using "nova digits", which Rick discovers, by episode 4, are coordinates to parallel universes. One scientist had scrawled "WRONG NUMBERS" on a wall when the alternate Ricks appeared.
- Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: "Nothing answers a complicated question quite like simple money".
- Sequel Difficulty Spike: The last game seriously ramps up the difficulty of the puzzles involved. And these ones are within the box itself. One of them even involves algebra.
- Time Travel: According to the scientist, Rick has, in the future, used the box to travel back in time and ram a car into the building where his past self was still solving puzzles.
- You Are Number 6: The Rick you play as is number 237, and another one from the future identifies as number 297.