A horror game created in RPG Maker.
The Wedding follows Anima and Metus, two children whose parents are getting married. Bored with the celebration, Metus wants to leave and walk around the forest, but Anima is reluctant. When they do get permission, they hurry onto Uncle Jack's large property and Metus quickly heads into deeper, darker places in the area.
The two get separated, but Anima reunites with Metus outside of Jack's house. Metus enters first and Anima follows, hearing voices talking about how the children are delightful delicasses to the monsters and demons inside the house. Terrified, Anima vows to find Metus and leave as soon as possible.
While searching for Metus, she finds Jack's diaries and notes, telling of a strange portal beneath his house and how demons and monsters have become a daily occurence to roam around his house. Confused on what is going down, Anima needs to avoid monsters and find Soul Gems to head to the portal and stop this madness.
The Wedding contains the following Tropes
- Alliterative Name: Vincent Valentine.
- Apocalyptic Log: Uncle Jack's diaries, which give background to the events in his house and reveal how he began to turn mad at the present of demons and monsters in his house, including how he shot his wife after she committed suicide.
- Big Bad: Uncle Jack.
- Bilingual Bonus: The game has Latin used multiple times and is often required to figure out puzzle solutions. If the player knows Latin well enough, a few steps of those puzzles can be skipped.
- Bratty Half-Pint: Metus.
- Chekhov's Gun: The totem.
- Disappeared Dad: Anima's father is dead by the beginning of the story, so her mother is marrying Metus's dad. His spirit is the one that helps Anima figure out how to close the portal.
- Driven to Madness: What happens to Jack, the longer the portal in his basement is open.
- Driven to Suicide / Go Mad from the Revelation: Jack's wife, Amira, hung herself after seeing what was in the house's basement. Jack shot her corpse, too.
- Evil Uncle: Uncle Jack, who counts as the main antagonist of the game.
- Girlish Pigtails: Anima has them.
- He Knows Too Much: Ultimately the reason why Jack killed Vincent and Metus.
- Infant Immortality: Subverted. Metus is found dead during the showdown with Uncle Jack at the portal. And in the Bad ending, Anima dies, too.
- The Many Deaths of You: Anima can die in different ways throughout the game. The typical one is a blood splatter appearing on screen, if she gets touched by one of the hostile demons chasing her. Heading to the upper floor, without solving a certain puzzle and gaining an item, her neck gets broken when her head gets turned backwards. Putting the wrong item into the statue will cause the other statue to slam into Anima. And inserting the wrong colored gem into the statue will cause Anima's head to explode.
- Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane: Whether Jack was possessed by something leaking from the portal or had simply gone insane from the strain. It's not entirely clear, though the Bad Ending seems to indicate the former a bit more. After the portal is destroyed, he's back to his old self and is horrified by the things he has done.
- Meaningful Name: Anima is Latin for Soul. Metus is Latin for Fear. Their names are part of a mandatory puzzle.
- Multiple Endings: The game has a total of three endings.
- Bad Ending: Trying to reason with Uncle Jack, Anima ends up getting stabbed and dies. Vincent chooses to use his and Anima's soul to head into the portal simultaneously and overload it, destroying it. Metus, Anima and Vincent are dead; Uncle Jack heads back to the wedding and breaks down in front of Anima's mother, admitting everything to her.
- Bittersweet Ending: In her rage, Anima stabs Jack and kills him. Vincent uses his and Jack's soul to enter and destroy the portal, after having a sweet goodbye with his daughter. Anima reunites with her mother, but Metus is still dead.
- True Ending: For this ending, Anima must have the Totem in her inventory. After Anima kills Jack, Vincent says that the Totem she has can be used to take a soul from the portal and return it to its original body. Vincent's and Jack's souls enter the portal, destroying it, and Metus' soul returns to his body and he comes back to life. Both head back to the wedding.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Jack wonders this and what he has become after killing Anima in the Bad Ending.
- Parental Substitute: Uncle Jack was this to Anima in her younger days. Also, for some reason Amira can't have children, so Jack saw Anima as a surrogate daughter.
- Shout-Out: One of the demons in Jack's house is very obviously Deadhand from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
- Unstoppable Rage: Anima pulls a good one on Uncle Jack, if the player chooses to let her rage take over. She screams at Jack for killing her father and stepbrother, then fatally stabs him.
- You Killed My Father: Said by Anima to her uncle, when she realizes that the kind spirit helping her was her father's.