Dante's Academia

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Dante's Academia is a web-based narrative game, made by Julia Sebastien. The story follows the protagonist who is trying to reach the Ivory Tower in hopes of making their parents proud. The overall game is filled with metaphors. The ivory tower, as an example, is a metaphorical place where people are "happily" cut of from the rest of humanity. Meanwhile, Dante here is a refference to Dante Alighieri, an Italian poet, writer and philosopher, who is known for his depictions of Hell, Purgatory and Heaven.

To put it simply, game's protagonist is trying to reach the top of the academy (heaven = the ivory tower). To achieve that, the character has to go through hell, which in this case is a dark forest, a shady club (filled with temptations), a burning maze and a military training ground.

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On your perilous quest to climb the Ivory Tower of Academia, beware! Will you fall prey to the seductive allure of hedonistic nihilism? Become scorched by the fiery pits of burnout? Be singled out as an impostor?

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Screenshot of the forest section of Dante's Academia, featuring blue and black trees and a tower.
Screenshot of the maze section of Dante's Academia, featuring maze of fire and ghostly figures.
Screenshot of the party section of Dante's Academia, a grey room with a collection of partygoers.
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