Suits You, Siri: The Fall

By Adam Smith on May 22nd, 2014 at 8:08 am.

In The Fall you play an item of clothing. Surprisingly, with this being PC gaming and all, you’re not a hat, a monocle or a different hat. You’re a futuristic combat suit, or at least you’re the artificial intelligence that has been loaded on-board the suit. When the suit’s occupant loses consciousness under mysterious circumstances, you must all of your simulated smarts to find safety and possibly discover a few home truths about your protocols and programming along the way. The first episode of the side-scrolling atmospheric point and click platformer is out on May 30th and a new trailer lays down some ground rules. Listening to music and wearing clothes is cause for suspicion.

The game is due to be released in three separate acts and is the result of a successful Kickstarter. I’m hoping it’s turned out more like The Secret of Metroid Island than The CaveDig and will be taking a look before launch. The first act weighs in around three hours and will be available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

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    JiminyJickers says:

    Looks good, but like with all these episodic games, I wait until all the episodes have been released until I jump in.

    • Hmm-Hmm. says:

      Me too. I understand why some devs do it but I’d rather wait until I can get the complete package.

  2. willy359 says:

    What’s the name of that Ian Banks story, where the robotic suit keeps walking across half a planet to get to an outpost, even though its occupant died months ago? Someone could’ve made one of those artsy walking tour games out of that. Months of gameplay, trudging across a barren world with a corpse inside you. Think of all that grim existential potential.

    • Ross Angus says:

      Plus you could use console commands to go full Benny Hill.

    • Hirvox says:

      That would be Descendant, one of the stories in State of the Art.

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    distantlurker says:

    Not a hat but a hatstand? That’s some srsly old skool gaming humour :O

  4. disconnect says:

    The Marshall Suit

  5. DelrueOfDetroit says:

    YOU MUST ALL OF YOUR SIMULATED SMARTS