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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.