Alt254

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Posted: 2 weeks ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.

Overview

Alt254 is a minimalistic adventure game. Using just a few pixels, it boils down the elements of adventuring (exploration, chests, enemies and landscapes) to the absolute minimum visual representation.

The whole game is just 21x26 pixels but still creates a sense of wonder. Weapons and skills are reduced to the bare minimum too: you need precision, speed and wits to beat enemies and overcome all kinds of hazards.

The result is not only a deconstruction of a video game, but a chance to see how these games work regardless of the fidelity of the visuals. It's a chance to see how games work as well as go on a new adventure.

Each location is different and brings its own challenges. As you progress you find broken pieces of your memory -- glimpses of a lost past, like a shattered mirror, its pieces scattered around the world. Maybe when you find them all, you will understand who you are and why you are here.

Details

Release date: September 2020

Platforms: PC.

Genres: Action, Adventure and Role-Playing.

Developer: @RenameStudio

 

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Commitment

Duration: This game will take between 5 hours and 6 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

Costs

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

Age Ratings

Although not officially rated, the game developer has suggested that it would likely be a PEGI 7.

Accessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators... read more about system accessibility settings.


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