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Sea of Solitude

Sea Of Solitude review

I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky


1 year ago

Feature: Is it getting hot in here?

How ‘climate crisis games’ could better model our problems and our future

In Vectorpark’s Sandcastles, you build fantastic towers and watch the waves erase your work every 10 seconds. It’s a very direct metaphor for the global climate crisis that threatens to flood coastal cities and exacerbate natural disasters. Sandcastles confronts us with our totally predictable watery doom, but we also find fun and expression in our totally foreseeable destruction. When the planet dies, at least we’ll…

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Feature: I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky

Sea Of Solitude review

The character Britta from the TV show Community once, when challenged, described an analogy as “like a thought with another thought’s hat on”, which is pretty good. So, that being the case, Sea Of Solitude is like a whole bunch of thoughts wearing other thoughts’ hats. The thoughts all did a wacky hat swap at the office for Comic Relief, and now none of the…

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Feature: Lonely rivers flow

‘When you feel lonely you always feel excluded’ – Sea Of Solitude’s writer on loneliness and metaphors

You probably remember the reveal of Sea Of Solitude at E3 in 2018 because of CEO Cornelia Geppert’s excitement and sincerity when presenting the game. Geppert is self-effacing about it, and told me it was surprising to her that people responded that way. “The actual developers of course are always passionate about their project!” she said. “I think it's normal when you do your project…

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Sea Of Solitude sets sail for launch on July 5th

Metaphor-laden action adventure Sea Of Solitude now has a release date, and should be launching on Origin this July 5th, assuming favourable winds. Published under EA's Originals line, it's developed by Jo-Mei Games, and tells a story of a wanderer in a world where loneliness and depression turn people into literal monsters. From the little scraps we've seen over the years, it looks a little like…

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2 years ago

Feature: Oh no there are too many games

The RPS hivemind presents: The most anticipated games of 2019

Wow 2019 is a thing, huh? How are we all doing? Relieved? Bowling a hangover and a nagging sense of trepidation? Maybe you work in retail and, surprise! You were supposed to be at work half an hour ago. Time loses all meaning post-New Year break, doesn't it? You're just sort of adrift in a sea of empty Quality Street wrappers. That's okay. We're all…

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Depression makes monsters of us all in Sea of Solitude

We got our first look at Sea of Solitude back in 2015. Even then, the game looked incredibly impressive. Back then it was an experimental episodic adventure about a flooded world and survival. Now, it's fully realized as a game based in the same mechanics, but about a world where humans are turned into actual monsters by their depression. Oh god, that's... that's a lot,…

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6 years ago

Sail Away: Sea Of Solitude Looks Fab

The more time I spend in a pond, the less I want to leave it. I'm at my happiest in the murky waters, gently going numb. I've been called a mermaid a few times for staying in so long, and sure okay the blue hair too. I wish I could stay there, become some kind of aquatic creature.So I'm awfully interested Sea of Solitude [official…

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