There's one thing browsers have been doing really well for years - HD video. So I decided to build a pretty big project in Construct - it's an interactive movie made from zero budget film scenes made with friends in our spare time. Yes, it's a '90s style FMV game!
It's not just choose-your own adventure. That would be too simple and that could be done in anything. I used the full power of Construct's simple interface to build a proper game with cool glowy buttons, resource management and many many randomized encounters. It's basically Oregon Trail in space with live action trash film.
There's about four hours of video. Not all of it is breathtaking action. A lot of it are scenes of the main character exploring, being bored or arguing with his computer. Some of those scenes are background footage meant to set the mood while the player is choosing what to do next.
And a few warnings: This is not a game for children and it's also not even amateur acting. It was larpers drinking, partying and improvising whole lot of conversations and fights and I can say we've spent A LOT of time and nerves combining crazy footage into semi-coherent stories.
There's about 2-3 hours of gameplay. Losing is an option, but there are a lot more encounters than you can see in a single playthrough, so it's very replayable. Also, almost every video is easily skippable, so you can just click through scenes you've already seen.
And that's the game. It's made with Construct 3 and nw.js plud some help from Greenworks, so we can have Steam overlay and achievements. Windows and Linux versions are available, I have yet to research how to get mac signatures or whatever the hell you need to do if you want to build a mac version.
And yes, it's about 10 gigabytes big.
If you have any questions, go crazy :)
Oh and link to the game: