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Slime Research from developer Schism LLC is a bit of an odd one, now available in Early Access with Linux support.

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It's an odd game where you control the core of a slime with a body that only loosely follows you around. You can also change colour, which enables you to leave your body. It's pretty weird and currently rather simplistic but it does offer an interesting gameplay idea in a rather rough shell.

While I definitely like the idea, I'm not even remotely sold on the level design. It doesn't currently feel like it makes enough use of the slime mechanics, at all. Every level felt too easy and I'm not exactly the brightest bulb in the house when it usually comes to such games.

There was only one single time I was confused and that's simply because the game didn't tell me the controls (you need to go into the options for that, otherwise it doesn't tell you a thing), so I later found out you can also pull the slime body towards you after you've left it. This is important to know, since you can leave your body on a button to open a door, place your core on another button to keep it open and then pull your body back towards you to finish the level.

They're estimating that their stay in Early Access will remain until the end of 2019, so they have plenty of time to improve and expand upon their idea here. I'm keen to see it expand but it does need some much more interesting levels and more of them considering I finished it in about 30 minutes.

Find it on Steam and itch.io.

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dpanter 8 January 2019 at 5:28 pm UTC
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Compared to the well-polished Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack, this game looks pretty rough.

edit: I realize Slime Research is an Early Access title and not exactly the same as Tales... but I think they're similar enough to at least warrant mentioning.


Last edited by dpanter at 8 January 2019 at 5:59 pm UTC
no_information_here 8 January 2019 at 6:25 pm UTC
Looks like it could be fun when they build more content. It reminds me of Mushroom 11.
fedotix 8 January 2019 at 10:33 pm UTC
This game looks like very strange and weird ...
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