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A Space For The Unbound's short demo has carved out a big space in my heart

Big Makoto Shinkai energy

Ever since I played the moreish reverse tower defence delights of Necronator: Dead Wrong at EGX 2019, I've been keeping a watchful eye on Indonesian developer-publisher Toge Productions to see what else they've got in their surprisingly eclectic line-up of games coming out over the next few months. I'm really looking forward to their chill, coffee-making visual novel Coffee Talk, for instance, and after playing their recently-released prologue demo for Mojiken Studio's upcoming slice of life adventure game, A Space For The Unbound, I'll be adding that one to my list as well.

It's a charming pixel art adventure game set in rural Indonesia in the late 90s, and it follows the story of a boy called Atma and his young friend Nirmala. At the beginning of the demo, they're trying to finish writing a story together, but by the end of it Atma will have "space-dived" (space dove?) inside the minds of both Nirmala and a sleepy civil defence officer guarding a puzzle-critical ladder, petted some cats, acquired a mix-tape of keroncong music, and escaped the wrath of Nirmala's angry dad. It's a lot to pack in to 20 minutes, so come and let me tell you more about it. Did I mention it had very good cats?

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Katharine is RPS' editor-in-chief, which means she's now to blame for all this. After joining the team in 2017, she spent a lot of time in the RPS hardware mines, testing all the bits that go inside our PCs, but now she gets to write about all the lovely games we play on them, too. She'll play pretty much anything she can get her hands on, and is very partial to JRPGs and the fetching of quests.

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