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Kairo

Kairo review

Don't you dare compare it to Myst.

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5 years ago

Feature: HUDlife

Tunnel Vision: Actual Games

I'm three columns into this series of Oculus Rift round-ups, and it's telling that so far I haven't covered anything that would fit the formalist description of a game. No, I'm not getting involved in anyone's tiresome war about Proteus or Gone Home, but sticking to a more universal whipping boy - the first-gen Oculus' issues with readable text, usable HUDs and motion sickness. Clearly…

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6 years ago

Feature: Dealing With The Impossible

How The Death Of Richard Perrin’s Father Led To Journal

Journal is the latest game from Richard Perrin, creator of brilliant abstract puzzle/madness-fest Kairo. It's also absolutely nothing like Kairo - at least, on a surface level. Journal is the story of a young girl lost in a temple of trials that's perhaps even more desolately lonely than Kairo's cavernous halls: growing up. It's an adventure about human relationships, but even with that in mind,…

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8 years ago

Monumental: Kairo

If you were to ask me what two of my favourite things were, and I'm going to assume you just did, I'd have to say exploration and atmosphere, because I like discovering things and I like those things to be redolent of ancient myths, or failing that just to hum ominously. Kairo, which John covered in some detail back in the summer months. News now…

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Worth Exploring: Indie Adventure Kairo

Sometimes it's just good to wander around, slightly confused. I should declare my interests here: I wander around confused most of the time. I'm in fact President of the Wandering Around Confused Organisation (WACO), a body of people who spend most of their days wondering how they got wherever they are, and how on Earth they're going to get home. The only problem with my…

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