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STASIS

STASIS review

"The best adventure game I've played in years"

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1 year ago

Isometric STASIS follow-up Cayne out now for free and Beautiful Desolation’s apocalyptic Africa on the way

Whoopsie. I was at the beach last week and missed the release of Cayne, the short and free follow-up to isometric horror adventure STASIS [official site]. But I’m back to work today, so here I am to drop the freebie game bomb. Boom. I don’t know if it’s good or not, but Alec enjoyed the original in our STASIS review, even if it had the…

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2 years ago

It’s A Post-Apocalyptic Africa From The Creators Of STASIS (And Another Peek At Free Side-story Cayne)

The makers of STASIS, the cyber-gothic adventure game which Alec thought was just dandy, have revealed their new game, Beautiful Desolation [official site]. We don’t know much except that it will be set in a post-apocalyptic Africa in which giraffes have grotesque bulb heads (see above to recoil in horror), but we do have this short trailer and more news on their free follow-up to…

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STASIS Gets Free, Prettier Semi-Sequel Cayne

I thought Stasis [official site] was a mostly excellent gothic sci-fi pointer-clickerer, a few frustrating mid-game puzzles and its lack of support for high resolutions aside. My first world problems couldn't hold an eerily flickering candle to those faced by protagonist John Maracheck in his nightmarish bio-horror trek across a System Shockish spaceship, of course. Unsurprisingly, South African devs The Brotherhood are working on a…

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3 years ago

Sci-Fi Scares: Stasis’s Prequel Chapter Is Coming

I enjoyed two sci-fi point and click adventures last year: Technobabylon and Stasis [official site]. This post concerns the latter - a grimy adventure game analogue to Soma - and the post-release plans of developers The Brotherhood. They'd listed a prequel chapter as a stretch goal during the crowdfunding campaign, and have now begun work on that new slice of horror. Rather than taking the…

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Feature: "The best adventure game I've played in years"

Wot I Think: STASIS

Stasis [official site] is a traditional point and click adventure game with a sci-fi horror theme. Successfully Kickstarted by tiny South African studio The Brotherhood in 2013, it was released yesterday. Join me for some space-screaming. Perhaps the main reason adventure games and I broke up is that I found them too arbitrary to take seriously. The puzzles were so often at odds with the…

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Stasis Comes Out Of Stasis On August 31st

Alec has been fascinated by isometric adventure-horror Stasis [official site] for a few years now with its bleak, foreboding atmosphere. A Kickstarter success story, it's about a man coming out of the titular time-pause to discover the space station he's on is broken in about seventeen different ways. Naturally it was being used for illicit research by an evil mega-conglomerate but it's also now falling out of…

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4 years ago

Sanitawesomium: STASIS Isn’t Standing Still

Sanitarium-inspired space-horror adventure game STASIS impressed me even before it had any money in the bank, but based on its most recent videos it appears to be spending its Kickstarter funbucks wisely. Specifically, on making its haunting environments all the more detailed, animated, lavish and sinister. More ichor, too. More ichor always helps in any game. Yes, even the My Little Pony ones. Don't try…

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5 years ago

STASIS Digs For Maybe, Possibly Kickstarter Victory

Update - well, that was quick. 'Tis funded. It's going to be a highly stressful four days for Christopher and Nicolas Bischoff, who are presumably right now staring at the big $98,927 number on the STASIS Kickstarter page and praying it'll tick just a little higher, up to the magic $100,000 that will secure the gothic sci-fi pointerclicker's funding and future. 56 more people backing…

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I Have No Money But I Must Pledge: STASIS

Sci-fi/horror pointer-clickerer STASIS might feature gratuitous use of the Inception Button in its trailers but it does look very mmmmmmm indeed. (That's 'mmmmm' as in 'lip-smacking' rather than 'Jeremy Paxman encouraging a duplicitous politician to keep on digging his own hole', by the way.) It cites the likes of The Dig, Dead Space and Sanitarium among its influences , but it's the hauntingly lavish isometric…

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6 years ago

All Right Sweethearts, What Are You Waiting For? STASIS

We've got the wacky, surrealistic end of the 90s point'n'click adventure game spectrum covered all over again, but what about the horror side of things? Back when we were laughing at monkeys or sending hamsters through time, we could also opt for a real downer with the likes of I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream, Gabriel Knight, Sanitarium and Darkseed. STASIS is a…

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