Proteus – A game about exploration and music

So, Proteus?  Described as an ambient exploration experience.  Sounds like a weird mixture of things I love so I had to try it.

Turns out that description wasn’t wrong.  Basically you open your eyes and discover you are standing in an ocean.  In the distance is an island.  This is where things become really strange…and just keep on being strange.  It’s a dreamlike and sometimes really gorgeous experience.  I wouldn’t call it amazing but it does come damn close through fleeting moments…for instance when a big bass sound rumbles over the world and the trees start to shake their leaves as a consequence.  In this world the world and the ambient music are one and your travel through it guides the music.

Here’s a trailer:

I was going to blog about my experience with the game in detail but I just ended up taking a lot of photos, because that’s the only thing you can do..walk around and take photos.  Here are some from my walks:

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You can buy Proteus at http://www.visitproteus.com/. Supporting crazy indie developers gives you a warm feeling in your tummy so go ahead and get it if the description above interests you.  Also Notch loves it and we all love Notch right? Available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

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