An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge is a short 5 to 10 minute game adaptation of the Civil War story by the same name written by Ambrose Bierce. Besides the title screen, there are no words within the game spoken or written, allowing the player to immerse themselves within the story. The original story can be read here.
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