Is there any reason this game takes place in 1922?
I just beat the first episode and can't find any purpose for the setting.
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It doesn't take place in 1922.
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It does take place in the 1920's though I do not recall it actually stating the exact year.
Yes, it does take place in 1922. It even says it during the opening... "New Arcadia, 1922" before going into the game itself.
As for why its 1922, I'm guessing the style of clothing... if they had that style in use and said it was, like, 1992 or something, things would seem a little off, don'tcha think?
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I would imagine the clothes were designed to fit the time period.. not the other way around.
Penny Arcade has delved into this time period several times over the years, from little detective stories to the Twisp and Catsby offshoots. I really just think its something they're interested in and its reflected in their work.
I think it's in 20's as a reference to H.P.Lovecraft and Cthulhu mythos.