Tag: exploration


developed by students at the University of Applied Sciences in Salzburg, Austria  |  Platforms: Windows, Mac


“A pacifistic exploration art game.”

“The player slips into the role of a mighty forest god to restore the harmony in a mesmerizing forest and relieve it of a mysterious infestation. This shuddersome, mothlike infestation is drawn to the conflicts of the forest’s inhabitants.

“Through observation and by using the abilities of nurturing and withering fascinating plants, the player can solve said conflicts. NIVA’s scenic art style, relaxing music and simple but intriguing game mechanics invite you to explore the forest and have a rest from the stressful everyday life.”

[Download on itch.io]  |  [Visit the Website]


Some of the gifs made from a video by TookiPalooki.

via Little Wolf Studio

No Man’s Sky

developed by Hello Games  |  Platforms: Windows, PS4

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“A game about exploration and survival in an infinite procedurally generated universe.”

“Every star is the light of a distant sun, each orbited by planets filled with life, and you can go to any of them you choose. Fly smoothly from deep space to planetary surfaces, with no loading screens, and no limits.”

This is (finally!) releasing today on PS4, and coming to Steam on Friday (August 12th).  I’m not sure any game can live up to the amount of crazy hype this has drummed up, but I’ll be happy to just putter around for a bit in the art style. =)  I hope the devs can find some sanity in the near future, the last couple of weeks have seemed super intense.

[Buy on PSN]  |  [Wishlist on Steam]  |  [Visit the Website]

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These are baby turtles that sit like owls, I just can’t >.<


developed by Giant Squid  |  Platforms: Windows, PS4

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“A beautiful underwater adventure that evokes the dream of diving. Immerse yourself in a vibrant hidden world bursting with color and life as you descend into the heart of the ocean. But beware as you swim deeper as dangers lurk in the depths.”

“Perform fluid acrobatics as the Diver using graceful swimming controls. Discover hundreds of unique species based on real creatures and form a powerful connection with the abundant sea life. Interact with schools of thousands of fish that procedurally respond to you, each other, and predators”

[Buy on Steam]  |  [Visit the Website]  |  [Follow on Tumblr]

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The Solus Project

developed by Sjoerd De Jong & Grip Digital  |  Platforms: Windows, Xbox One

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“A single player exploration adventure with survival elements.”

“Earth has been destroyed and mankind lingers on in a small fleet of ships near Pluto. As humanity’s last hope, you are sent to scout a distant planet as a potential location for a colony. After years of space travel disaster strikes however, and your ship is destroyed when approaching the planet…”

“Survive through exploration, and unlock the mysteries of Gliese-6143-C.”

[Buy on GoG]  |  [Buy on Steam Early Access]  |  [Visit the Website]

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via /r/IndieGaming


developed by Three One Zero, published by 505 Games  |  Platforms: Windows, VR

“An immersive First Person Experience (FPX) that tells the story of an astronaut in peril. Floating silently amongst the wreckage of a destroyed space station with no memory and a severely damaged EVA suit slowly leaking oxygen, the only survivor struggles to determine the cause of the catastrophic event that took the lives of everyone on board. The player fights to stay alive by exploring the wreckage for precious resources, and overcomes the challenges of an unforgiving environment to repair the damaged EEV and safely return home.”

Out on Steam today.  They’ve talked about entertaining the idea of including a mode where you can hang around in space and just chill.  That would be really cool, I’d looove to make some space cinemagraphs.

[Buy on Steam]  |  [Visit the Website]

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