Posted: July 19, 2012 by Jason M Green in Video Games
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Jason M Green

By Jason Green

Czech writer Franz Kafka wrote stories about bizarre, nightmarish occurrences, such as waking up and being a giant spider.

From that, the term kafkaesque was coined – meaning something strongly surreal or just weird.

I’ve heard this term used a few times but, until now, didn’t know what it meant.

There’s more to the term than that but it got me thinking.

So, I thought to myself, what are some weird – kafkaesque like games out there.

A few came to mind.

Catherine: Catherine is a 2011 puzzle/platformer/adventure/dating sim game that follows the story of a normal dude named Vincent who is dating a cute girl named Katherine, only to become interested in a blonde bombshell named Catherine.

Throughout the game Vincent has a series of extremely bizarre dreams where he must climb up a series of boxes while being pursued by a giant demonic baby. Seriously…

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  1. One of us is a huge Kafka fan. Hence his gamertag Kafka Luck.

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