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Developer Arbitrary Metric have put out a rather interesting retro-3D horror title with Linux support and it's quite an experience. Note: Key provided by the developer.

This is actually the "Definitive Cut edition" (the previous version didn't have a Linux version), which includes new areas to visit as well as the usual tweaks and improvements you would expect from an updated version.

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Features:

  • A narrative, horror tinged adventure game that takes you on a journey through a cruel fever dream world.
  • Cutting between numerous detailed and varied vignettes, unravel how the stories of three separate characters intersect. 
  • Explore the detritus of forbidden industry, kill, drive through the night, find yourself in conversation with some very off-kilter individuals. 
  • A leisurely playthrough should take forty five minutes give or take, with plenty more to discover in the detailed, grimey low polygon environments. Or speedrun it, if you'd prefer. 
  • Over an hour of gorgeous dark ambient music is used to create our subtly dynamic soundscape. An anachronistic blend of modern and outdated production as glitches and textural pads meet synthesis & sampling akin to a haunted recollection of 90s Unreal Engine soundtracks.

It's a definitely a game to have the lights off and headphones on. A thoroughly strange game and that's being kind, but something about it is quite compelling. I liked it enough to finish it and it's left me with many questions. I don't think I saw all it has either, I think there's a number of secrets I missed that I want to go back and find. Since it's so short I won't talk about any specifics of what happened, you will need to experience it for yourself. If a short and well presented experience is what you're after—go for it.

Find it on itch.io and Steam

7 Likes, Who?
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buenaventura 12 September 2018 at 11:58 am UTC
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This and Dicey Dungeons is definately going into my new shiny itch client

Edit: So does anyone know what's up with the system reqs? I quote steam:

Spoiler, click me
Minimum for linux
QuoteOS: Ubuntu 12.04+ or SteamOS+
Processor: Intel Core Duo Q8300 @ 2.5GB (gb huh)
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: GeForce GT 630 2GB DDR3 (waaat)
Minimum for Mac:
QuoteOS: OS 10.10
Processor: 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256MB (resonable)

I have a semi crappy laptop,
RAM: 8GB
CPU Model: AMD Quad-Core A8-6410 (up to 2.4 GHz)
GPU Model: Radeon R5 240 (1 gb VRAM it says on the tin)

Would I be able to run this you think?
TL;DR it ran just fine, and wow it was creepy and scary and at one point I almost shouted, but still, not oppressive or too scary (I dont normally play horror games because I dont like them). But yeah I recommend it, really sticks in my head, nice views, really interesting! Reminds me of Thirty Flights of Loving mixed with Silent Hill


Last edited by buenaventura at 12 September 2018 at 8:34 pm UTC. Edited 5 times.
TimeFreeze 12 September 2018 at 1:03 pm UTC
Stop it. My wallet is already dead.
razing32 13 September 2018 at 6:03 pm UTC
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This looks EXACTLY like the YT channel that does demastered game videos
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4vIcQOyHOcjCgEAVsjenxg/videos
Tiedemann 16 September 2018 at 1:26 am UTC
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The front page screen shot had me hoping for a new Quarantine game
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