The Wake

The Wake: Mourning Father, Mourning Mother is the last of game developer Somi’s “Guilt Trilogy,” consisting of Replica and Legal Dungeon.

Perhaps it means my life simply boils down to this: “Everything I say is a lie.”

The Wake is a record of past wounds opened at a three-day funeral—a record of the roots of guilt, and the memories and emotions that chain together three generations of a family. The journal is encoded with a simple substitution cipher that the player must break in order to reveal the writer’s psyche and discover the contradictions that define him.

Explore a generational curse that has swallowed a man and his life.


#1-Cinematic version
#2-Gameplay version



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Title : The Wake: Mourning Father, Mourning Mother


  • “The Wake Explores the Masks We Wear in Grieving” – Indie Games +
  • “자신의 소수자성을 진심으로 돌아볼 수 있을 때, 우리는 혐오를 넘어 연대할 수 있다. 가장 개인적인 이야기, <더 웨이크>는 연대를 향한 첫 발걸음이다.” – 디스이즈게임
  • “語り手の過去は開発者の実話を元にした暗い記憶が綴られ、ほかのアドベンチャーゲームでは滅多に見られないストーリーを展開する。”(8/10) – IGN Japan
  • “<私の言葉はすべて嘘だ>――暗号解読ゲーム『The Wake: Mourning Father, Mourning Mother』で作者がこう語る理由” – IGN Japan
  • “限られた情報とツールからミステリーを描き出すのはSomi氏が得意としてきた作風だ。” – AUTOMATON