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A world in which computers can be fed and cured, where DNA-passwords open gene-locks, insect hormones revitalize memory, biofactories that give birth to household utensils and a lot more await in Exit: A Biodelic Adventure.

There's also something about an epidemic ravaging the human race, enslaving them and involving a big Worm. You also apparently at some point even enter your own spine. Quite possibly the weirdest title I've ever seen, with a most peculiar setting and yet I felt the absolute need to explore it. Check out the trailer:

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It didn't have a Linux demo initially during the Steam Game Festival, only getting added on June 18 so we missed this originally but thankfully we came across it while looking over a last bunch of titles this weekend. After playing it I can safely say it's delightfully strange. It firmly feels like a classic point and click adventure and this wild setting is something I can definitely get in with. Plenty of exploration and discovery needed, combining items and a little trial and error just like the classics. The Linux demo worked great, built with the Unity game engine so it's not too much of a surprise.

If you want to see me fumble through the initial first few minutes, here's the GOL demo video below with some obvious spoilers ahead:

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What they say it will feature at release:

  • Story-driven biopunk point-and-click adventure;
  • Elbow-deep in bioflash drives, living joysticks, brain caviar, insect ampules, and smelling snails;
  • Puzzles based on the use of many natural and implanted organs (nose, mouth, bioport, reference mollusc, caterpillar-injecta and more!);
  • Characters of a wide and strange variety: shoggoth, crocoquacker, naturmorph, octopad, tortoysa and all other uroboroses;
  • Several playable helpers, including Military Fish and Autonomous Ear;
  • Virtual Assistant "Jolly Jelly" with a dubious sense of humor ("If you've got hairy hands, you don't need a towel!");
  • Three obvious virtues of the protagonist's companion: determination, resourcefulness, and confidence!;

You can follow Exit: A Biodelic Adventure on Steam. You've got until 5PM UTC to try the demo during the Steam Game Festival Summer Edition. Update: the developer left the demo up.

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4 comments

HadBabits 22 Jun
Neat, feels really fresh. I'll have to check it out ^^
Neurosaur 23 Jun
Thanks a lot for the review! I've decided to leave the demo on Steam after the festival, so there's no time restrictions =).
Eike 23 Jun
Quoting: NeurosaurThanks a lot for the review! I've decided to leave the demo on Steam after the festival, so there's no time restrictions =).

Thanks, I'll give it a try then!
(Makes me wonder why others wouldn't leave their demos up as well.)
The style is special, I'm unsure about it from the pictures...
I'm trying to add it to my wishlist but steam is having issues.

edit: oh it's just the start of the Summer sale


Last edited by linuxjacques on 25 June 2020 at 5:37 pm UTC
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