After my preview of some of the games coming out on the PC this October several people pointed me in the direction of The Ball. I had heard of the name and after paying a visit to the official website I knew where I had heard of the game before, from the Make Something Unreal competition.
I have talked about Rein before, the short adventure game created by Darius Poyer. It first appeared on the Adventure Game Studio forums and was recently featured on the cover discs of PC Gamer and PC Zone. I took the chance to ask Darius a few questions about Rein and his plans to continue the story.
Tidalis is the latest title from Arcen Games and is due for release tomorrow. You may remember we interviewed Chris Park late last year about their last title, AI War (part one, part two.) Like AI War, Tidalis is a 2D game, but rather than being a spaced based game, this is an innovative puzzle game.
I just stumbled accross Rein on IndieGames and just had to share it. It is a short game, a very short game really. Creator Darius Poyer describes the game thus Rein, to constrain or be guided by constraint, is a game about survival, escape and medical research! (mostly survival).
It reminds me somewhat of the beginning of Half-Life with disaster happening in a research lab, but of course it is an adventure game, no an FPS. There is a lot of atmosphere for such a small game and it auto-saves in each new room allowing you to simply continue from where you were if you die. Great ending too. Download it here.