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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 More rain
Proteus Windows I wandered off too far and now I can't find my way back to the island.
Proteus Windows Following a small path.
Proteus Windows These stand out because of the colour.

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Gamestyle PS Vita Oct 29, 2013 9 out of 10 90
IGN Windows Feb 08, 2013 8.5 out of 10 85
Destructoid Windows Feb 08, 2013 8.5 out of 10 85
Edge Windows Jan 30, 2013 8 out of 10 80
InsideGamer PS Vita Nov 14, 2013 7.5 out of 10 75
Indius Windows Feb 03, 2013 14 out of 20 70
Pocket Gamer UK PS Vita Nov 07, 2013 7 out of 10 70
Push Square PlayStation 3 Oct 30, 2013 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Calm Down Tom Windows Aug 22, 2012 7 out of 10 70
Game Sphere Windows Jan 30, 2013 65 out of 100 65


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