There's a true skill in creating horror through text, but Desert of Vice manages to accomplish this in its horrific text adventure. Inspired by the works of Franz Kafka and H.P. Lovecraft, this text-based horror adventure whisks players to a realm of supernatural monstrosities that grip a small town. Players will be tasked with deciphering the mystery behind the horror and will need to explore the crumbling reality. Based on interactions players have with NPCs, they will reach one of six conclusions, not all of which offer up a happy ending.
While the adventure and intrigue in Desert of Vice is handled through text, the game does feature art and music. The minimalist art style provides small glimpses into the world of the game and provides unsettling images to the monstrosities facing the player. This art style is backed up with an eerie soundtrack that creates discomforting moods fit for the game's world.