Posts Tagged ‘Like Roots in the Soil’

FREE 3: No-cost games to play instead of E3’s blockbusters

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E3 is upon us once again, and it’s great. But do you want to know what’s even better? Free games! For the past two years, we’ve run a series showcasing some of the best games that you can enjoy right now for no cost instead of hyping up an upcoming blockbuster release. This year we have three more trios for you to check out, so let’s get started with the first set.

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Like Roots in the Soil tells a story from two perspectives

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Like Roots in the Soil [official site] tells two stories at once: you watch two men, one older and one younger, walk the same route through the same city. If you click and drag the mouse you rotate the camera between their two perspectives. It’s a really cool mechanic that is used to tell a short story about how the setting has changed over time, with some poetic writing and a happy ending. It’s completely free from developers Space Backyard, and worth having a look at.

The old man is walking through a desolate place, with crashed cars and smog everywhere, and he’s got a rifle slung over his shoulder. The younger chap sees a different version – a futuristic, serene space. The question is: how are they linked?

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