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ULTRAWORLD Review: An Artist’s World

uw7ULTRAWORLD is a first person exploration game where you will rest and relax, but also help a game character and it’s troubles, asking you curious questions that it cannot answer.

You will not jump, shoot, craft, survive, kill Nazis or zombies, being a marine, fetching quests, getting a high score, co-op, multiplayer, microtransactions, DLC.. you get the idea, just relax and enjoy the world of ULTRAWORLD created by James Beech

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The Good

Beautiful art style that’s full of color and amazing shadow/shading placements, combined with a great and unique soundtrack, in a world that invokes exploration. Nice little functions that you get throughout the game to play around with during and after you finish it. Decent story that’s somewhat fourth wall breaking.

The Bad

The game’s objectives and goals are barely strong enough to keep you playing the game.

The Money

Priced at 15$ on their website (and soon Steam), and if you like to walk around look at really beautiful 3D world, nice music, and a checking out the short story it has, then this is the game for you, if not then it’s not. Although i think it should be a little bit lower in price for what it is.

Final Thoughts

It’s great to see the world and the artistic vision of an artist being represented in a game with most of the game’s focus on the vision/art, but it’s a problem if you can have a strong objective, or something to push and lead you through the world while keeping you interested, and while the game does have a simple, nice story to do that, it was just not strong enough.

Ranking

The Game To Remember 4/6

Road Redemption Released On Steam Early Access

Road Redemption, the spiritual successor to Road Rash, and had a successful kickstarter raising $170,000 in 2013, just got released on Steam Early Access today for 20$ (with a launch discount).

We played and previewed an early build of the game game some time ago, and planing to do another one since so much has been changed and more content has been added.

Interstellar Marines Coop Update Game Giveaway

The team over at Zero Point Software were generous to give us a few copies to giveaway for Interstellar Marines, and some discount coupons to go along with it, in celebration of the upcoming coop update that’s going live today!

The giveaway itself is taking place in our forum, so if you’re interested in the game, and the upcoming update, and don’t have it yet, go and have a chance to win a copy here.

Top Greenlight Picks [11th September 2014]

KSalue greenlightSteam Greenlight picks! Every now and then we’ll pick some Greenlight games (or software) with short first impressions of what’s been picked to hopefully help them get the greenlight from Valve and appear on Steam. Here’s our choices for today:

 

Salt, first person sailing, adventuring open world freedom! also pirates.

ULTRAWORLD, simple yet beautiful first person exploration game with minimalistic visuals.

Volo AirSport, diving wing suit simulator, it looks intense! dive, dive and glide! and do a flip on the way.

Lex Mortis, a nicely detail and beautiful open world first person exploration survival game.

Code Spells, you play the game by coding it, this is new, and it looks really fun!

Interloper, a 2D real time strategy game with it’s own unique play style, with a nice warm art style.

 

Samudai, 2D feline samurai fighting game, local MP, and a minimalist art style (really looks good!)

Outpost 13, 2D pixelated point and click adventure game, where your the alien monster taking the shape of crew mates, and you want to eat/kill them. Nom Nom.

Viking Ghost, aside from that awesome heavy metal music in the trailer, it’s a top down arcade action adventure shooter, where you slaughter a lot of monsters, and take a step back and solve puzzles.

GfyCat Screenshot Saturday [06/09/2014]

Here’s a first of many posts about sharing the awesome gfys (high quality gifs) from game developers that post gfys on twitter via the #ScreenshotSaturday, and we here will be collecting only gfycat links on that hashtag on twitter for your viewing pleasure.

Click on a Gfy for original resolution.

Source of the gfys are linked in order from left to right: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12