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Proteus is a meditative game based around exploration.

It is played from a first-person perspective and the environment is drawn in a minimalist style. The player starts in the water near an island that is largely randomly generated with each game session. There is no direct goal, instead the player can freely explore and choose a custom path. There are creatures that can be chased around or observed, sights to be discovered and more. Interaction is only provided through movement, but certain animals or elements can be interacted with by getting close.

The game has a day-and-night cycle and the weather also changes often. Through a certain mechanic, a cycle can be initiated to go through the seasons. This changes the entire environment and also introduces new events and animals. Sound and music also play an important role in the experience. The ambient sounds are altered by visiting certain locations, witnessing events or interacting with animals, changing the soundscape every time.


Proteus Windows Staring into the sunset.
Proteus Windows I wandered off too far and now I can't find my way back to the island.
Proteus Windows Some statues on top of a mountain
Proteus Windows Following a small path.

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The Guardian Windows Feb 04, 2013 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Gamestyle PS Vita Oct 29, 2013 9 out of 10 90
God is a Geek PS Vita Nov 06, 2013 9 out of 10 90 PlayStation 3 Nov 04, 2013 85 out of 100 85
GameSpot Windows Feb 13, 2013 8 out of 10 80
Indius Windows Feb 03, 2013 14 out of 20 70
GamingTrend Windows Feb 15, 2013 70 out of 100 70 PlayStation 3 Nov 04, 2013 7 out of 10 70
Calm Down Tom Windows Aug 22, 2012 7 out of 10 70 PS Vita Nov 27, 2013 6 out of 10 60


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