tagged : in the kingdom

The Moon Sliver

This week's Pocket Dimension is mostly filled with exploration games. That's partly due to a few new ones being released in the past seven days, and partly because I've been thinking about them quite a bit, too.

Particularly how many people don't seem to be able to grasp the pleasure in the verb. As if exploration is intimidating (I mean, it can be) on a conceptual level: "What do you mean there's no tutorial or waypoint markers or clearly defined goals?!"

So, expect the following common traits from the games below: Easing, quiet, windy -- some really good wind this week, actually -- serene, disturbing, intriguing, esoteric, strange, shrouded. Just, you know, little experiences that you wander about within, attempting to define their spatial boundaries, discovering ruins and the accidental debris created by another body's movements.

In The Kingdom

"In The Kingdom is a twisted retro first person shooter inspired by the classic titles like Wolfenstein, Doom, Quake, Rise Of The Triad, and Chasm. Explore the hellish ruins of a forgotten castle fortress poisoned by dark magic and evil forces. Survive to the last and discover a new destiny." - Author's description

Purchase for $5 on itch.io (Windows, Mac)