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Insignificant is an action-RPG that tells the story of the little people and when I say that I really do mean tiny little people, you're only about three inches tall.

Note: Key provided by the developer to our Steam Curator.

Probably one of the most bizarre experiences I've had recently. Developed by Significant Games, which is mostly just Dan Rickmers. This is the first release from Rickmers, who deals with autism and while the game doesn't touch on autism they said they do hope to continue making games in future, "which represents the experiences of autistic folks like myself".

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The design of Insignificant is just so thoroughly strange. Everything about it is so mixed up and odd. The main UI for example, is like drawings on a piece of paper stuck on your screen for your health and enemy health, while the menu to look over your character is like you're using an old handheld gaming device like a Tamagotchi (it even has a little pet for you) and then you have a Compendium book to access things like a Map. Weirdly though, it sort of works in a charmingly unique way.

Feature Highlight:

  • EXPerience a wildly creative and personal story that GOES PLACES. You know that that means, right?
  • EXPlode enemies with bullets from your magic finger guns, slice them with a sewing needle, poke them full of holes with a pushpin, and grab tons of creative loot you could only use as a tiny person!
  • EXPeriment with a variety of gameplay modes like the hardcore Survival mode, the casual No Combat mode, and the tactical No Grinding mode so you can play your way!
  • EXPand your repertoire of surprising powers as you play and slow down time, become invisible or take to the skies and fly!
  • EXPlore unique, hand-crafted areas with absolutely no procedural generation at all! This is 100% artisanal, bespoke, keyboard-to-table game juice from designer Dan Rickmers.

There's currently two issues that would be good to see solved. The first is no mouse sensitivity option, which is a little annoying as the default speed feels a bit too sluggish. The second is with dual monitors, it keeps resetting my resolution at random times to something wider than my actual monitor it's displaying on. I've let them know.

Love the setting and the style of it, once at the very least the mouse sensitivity adjustments are possible it should be pretty interesting. Certainly an original game that's for sure.

You can find Insignificant now on Steam.

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Nanobang 10 Oct, 2019
I wishlisted Insignificant when it popped up in my Discovery Queue a while back because it was just so damn clever looking. At first I was a bit hesitant, but when I read
QuoteEXPlore unique, hand-crafted areas with absolutely no procedural generation at all! This is 100% artisanal, bespoke, keyboard-to-table game juice.
I laughed aloud. Steam has like a bazillion games and I bet none of them claim to be "100% artisanal" or, better yet bespoke.---you know what? Fuck it ...

There, I just bought it. Talked myself into it. And since I'll be playing with my Mighty Steam Controller, I bet adjusting the mouse sensitivity will be a snap.

Last edited by Nanobang on 10 October 2019 at 12:45 pm UTC
Purple Library Guy 10 Oct, 2019
Little hero, big adventure . . . so you're a hamster?

Last edited by Purple Library Guy on 10 October 2019 at 10:02 pm UTC
BrazilianGamer 10 Oct, 2019
And that's why you shouldn't do drugs folks
cprn 11 Oct, 2019
I love the idea but the execution could see more love.
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