Typical. You wait months for an innovative experimental multimedia storytelling game, and then two appear at once. Lineweight and unmemory have a lot in common, including a pair of pre-release awards and nominations, but their subject matter is quite different. We recommend that you try both.
Pac-Man Geo, meanwhile, is a brave and engaging AR and location-based gaming experience, and Big Brother: The Game is an even more experimental endeavor. Let’s call it experimentation week.
Line Thickness is one of two stylish looking interactive story games this week. What were the odds? In this case, the developer is Cipher Prime – the studio behind sleek hits like Auditorium and Splice – while the game lets you browse through five separate chapters presented in cutting edge multimedia fashion.
Like the real thing, Big Brother: The Game – a joint venture between Endemol and 9th Impact – gives you the chance to earn a life-changing amount of money as long as you’re willing to give up your time and dignity. It lets you play as a competitor or spectator, complete tasks, vote, get to know your fellow housemates, and more.
Pac-Man Geo is a location based AR mobile game with a difference. Rather than looking at the world through your camera, you’ll spend your time converting actual map data into Pac-Man scenes that you can play out and share with others. There is also a selection of predefined scenes around notable locations.
Here’s the other interactive story in Blackbar and Device 6 lore. This time it’s all about murder. Your girlfriend has been taken away and you have to find whodunit. Unfortunately, your working memory is kaput, giving you the Memento-esque task of piecing together shards of knowledge.
Teslagrad, the 2D puzzle platformer from Playdigious, is currently on sale at a great price. It normally costs $ 6.99, but you can pick it up right now for $ 1.99. Originally a PC title, Teslagrad sees you progressing through a steampunk campaign in which you acquire electromagnetic abilities as you progress.
Peaceful death! is a thinly veiled imitation of Papers, Please !, the Cold War satire about a checkpoint guard crushing peasant dreams with a rubber stamp. Satire is less obvious here, replaced by silliness and a more streamlined arcadey approach.