tagged : the moon sliver

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.

The Moon Sliver

"You are on an island. A windy, abandoned island, dotted with rugged brick buildings, ruined walls, old electrical poles... and fires and candles still burning. What happened? Where is everyone? As you explore and uncover pieces of narration, questions are answered and new ones emerge. And as night gradually falls, it becomes apparent that something is hunting you..." - Author's description

Purchase for $2.99 on itch.io (Windows, Mac)