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Making Waves: Aquaria

It's okay to eat fish because they haven't any feelings.

The winner of this year’s Seumas McNally Grand Prize, Aquaria, is finally available to buy. Or, for those who remain to be convinced, a just-shy-of-four-Peggles demo can be explored at your leisure.

I suspect they’ll be a lot more about this one of RPS – if it doesn’t get a John Walker-cries-tiny-tears post eventually something’s gone wrong with the world. It’s highly atmospheric, obviously beautiful and has the quiet confidence in itself which you see in few games, let alone indie-games. While old Sega Dolphin-’em-up Ecco the Dolphin is what tends to be referenced, playing it reminds me of a cross between Zelda: The Ocarina of Time, old physics-based classic Exile and recent Wii oddity Endless Ocean (nee’ Forever Blue). And to see what it looks like, there’s video footage beneath the cut…

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