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GOL Cast: Weird Stuff in Kairo

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Guess what, we have another puzzle game for you to try out! So, let's start our journey into Kairo (with a K) and see what this weird and abstract world has in store for us!

Like I said, Kairo is an abstract puzzle game from Locked Door Puzzle and when I say abstract, I really mean it. The areas it has don't follow the laws of physics very well, so your physics degree probably won't help you solve these puzzles. Your objective is to get the ancient machinery of the world back to life and ultimately figure out the purpose of Kairo and fulfil a great destiny!

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I find this game pretty interesting, because it reminds me of the old Myst games and the puzzles are designed very well. Like always, it starts with easy puzzles that get increasingly difficult when you get further into the mysterious world of Kairo. The world is also pretty beautiful, even though it's pretty weird at times.

The game is available on Steam for Linux, Humble Store and Google Play for your Android.

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Tags: GOL Cast, Puzzle
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I'm a Linux gamer from Finland. I like reading, long walks on the beach, dying repeatedly in roguelikes and ripping and tearing in FPS games. I also sometimes write code and sometimes that includes hobbyist game development.
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s_d Sep 25, 2013
Cool!  I just got this title (won from a contest, as a matter of fact) and it's very odd and very atmospheric.  I'm enjoying it as a puzzle exploration experience, and although there are similar elements for sure, it feels very different to me than Myst.  It's hard to describe why, to be honest, but then again, Kairo is hard to describe in general.  You did a good job, I think :)
adolson Sep 25, 2013
I also really enjoyed what I've played so far. I just have to find time to play all my games..
s_d Sep 26, 2013
Quoting: adolsonI also really enjoyed what I've played so far. I just have to find time to play all my games..


Me too!  I never thought a time would come, as a Linux gamer, where I would have a "backlog" of awesome games.  It's a good thing that most of them are quirky indie games, because I love those.
HadBabits Sep 26, 2013
I liked the atmosphere, but eventually the desolation lead to wandering around lost and bored. I never finished, but it was an experience.
Samsai Sep 26, 2013
Quoting: adolsonI also really enjoyed what I've played so far. I just have to find time to play all my games..
Same problem here, just can't find time for all of my 68 (and counting) games on Steam, not to mention all the free stuff!
UncleJoe Sep 26, 2013
Y'all are lightweights. I'm sitting on 152 games on Steam (for Linux) and haven't touched hardly any. The wife tells me she and the kids needing food, love and attention or something crazy like that. I have played this game to the part with the tiles on the wall and got stuck and just haven't played it again. Up until that point it was pretty fun. I guess I need to finish it since the atmosphere made it feel like the ending was gonna be weird.
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