A Video Game About Changing What Happens In Shakespeare’s Hamlet

imageElsinore is a game where you play as Ophelia from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. She’s stuck in a time loop, a la Groundhog Day or Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. Her goal? To prevent Hamlet, a Shakespearean tragedy so tragic that it borders on ludicrous, from ending tragically….

As Ophelia, you gather information and interact with people to change their stories — to, say, stop Hamlet from murdering Polonius and, you know, pretty much everyone else from dying.

However, your actions can and will have unforeseen consequences. You might think it’s an excellent idea to just reveal that King Claudius killed Hamlet’s father right off the bat, but there’s Norwegian prince Fortinbras and his pending invasion to take into account. Knocking off Claudius early on might make things even more terrible. —Kotaku.au