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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 Two creatures pass in the sky.
Proteus Windows Some statues on top of a mountain
Proteus Windows A group of crabs on the beach
Proteus Windows More rain

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God is a Geek PS Vita Nov 06, 2013 9 out of 10 90
IGN Windows Feb 08, 2013 8.5 out of 10 85
Edge Windows Jan 30, 2013 8 out of 10 80
Playstation Universe PlayStation 3 Nov 03, 2013 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Windows Feb 13, 2013 8 out of 10 80
The Telegraph Macintosh Feb 13, 2013 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
XGN PlayStation 3 Jan 03, 2014 7.5 out of 10 75
GamingTrend Windows Feb 15, 2013 70 out of 100 70 PS Vita Nov 27, 2013 6 out of 10 60
Video Chums PlayStation 3 Sep 07, 2014 4.4 out of 10 44


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