Do you know that sensation you get when travelling by train at night, looking out of the window, thinking and imagining things? Scaring yourself or deciding to let the hypnotic sights relax you? Well, offɭine is a game about this exact sensation. Really. I asked dev Pol Clarissou and he said so.
He also mentioned his main inspirations for this game were musical and included tunes by Jon Hopkins and Four Tet, but I firmly believe that the spooky subway tunnels of our world must have also done their bit. Or maybe even books like Metro 2033.
The sights you’ll see while guiding offɭine‘s train through its endless tunnels will be odd, spooky, beautiful even and they will change with each button you push, lever you turn or speed you choose to travel at. Actually, everything you see on the train’s console does something and that something might just tamper with your surreal journey. Or cut it short.
So, please, just don’t keep the thing running at top speed for too long and enjoy a deeply oneiric experience.