Following the poem of the Rime of the Ancient Mariner, RotAM gives you the ability to play as the sole surviving sailor lost at sea on a ship haunted by Death. The game covers most of the events from the poem via Captain’s Logs found throughout the ship, while keeping the most interesting parts playable. This means that the player will only ever play the few days after Death has murdered the crew and cursed the sailor. The gameplay itself is as followed:
Traverse the depths of the ship and solve the puzzles found within to escape Death’s gaze. The light is the key to unlocking the doors, but to get it there you must use the mirrors. Find clues in the Captain’s Logs and use objects around you to avoid getting caught. Do this quickly enough and you might just make it out alive.