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The Void (Windows)

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Description

The Void (also known as Turgor and Tension) is a first-person action-adventure with strategy and survival horror elements. It comes from the Russian developers of the 2005 game Pathologic.

The game takes place in a strange world known as the Void, which is inhabited by the seductive Sisters and cruel, half-mechanical Brothers. The surroundings are gray and dead and the only source of life is a substance called Lympha, which is craved by the Sisters and greedily harvested by the Brothers. The player can harvest Lympha and use it for every interaction in the world, from re-growing dead trees and 'feeding' the starving Sisters, to battling the Brothers. Different colors of Lympha produce different effects, giving the player greater defense or speed, though always at the expense of something else.

The objective is simple; to escape from the Void, though how to achieve this is for the player to discover and decide. Sisters can be persuaded to open up further parts of the world. Brothers can be fought against or allied with. Strategy is involved in growing 'gardens' of colored Lympha and defending them from attack and the player is constantly fighting to survive as color drains from their body.

The world is divided into many small areas, linked by an overall map view which is used to move between locations. Movement in the environment uses a standard FPS-style mouse and keyboard setup. The interaction and battle system uses a mechanic similar to the one displayed in Okami, with mouse movements used to draw symbols on screen for various effects.

Screenshots

The Void Windows Your mortal enemies: One of the wardens.
The Void Windows Moon is watching you...
The Void Windows Looks good, doesn't it?
The Void Windows Nice view.

Alternate Titles

  • "Тургор. Голос цвета" -- Russian re-release spelling
  • "Тургор" -- Russian spelling
  • "Turgor" -- Russian title
  • "Tension" -- Brazil/Polish title

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User Reviews

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The Press Says

Gery Gry Dec 11, 2008 9.5 out of 10 95
StopGame Jul 09, 2009 45 out of 50 90
BestGamer.ru May 05, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamers.at Apr, 2009 84 out of 100 84
Multiplayer.it Dec 14, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Aug 02, 2012 16 out of 20 80
Electronic Theatre Sep 17, 2009 78 out of 100 78
Mega-Gaming Jun 16, 2009 78 out of 100 78
IGROMANIA Jun, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Captain Jun 18, 2009 60 out of 100 60

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Is it worth it? 2 BurningStickMan (17739)
Mar 23, 2011
Easy Patch available now 1 hydra9 (3851)
May 06, 2010
Can a game fry your processor? 13 MichaelPalin (1195)
Feb 01, 2010
Get it now for free!! Apparently! 9 Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (590)
Nov 09, 2009

Trivia

Bonus torrent

The developers made available a (legal) bonus torrent to the game with 4GB of bonus content, including hundreds of pictures, along with videos, music, pdfs and poems. The torrent link can be found in the related links section.

Film reference

The game is referenced in the German movie Drei (2010), directed by Tom Tykwer. The gameplay is shown for at least 30 seconds.

Related Web Sites

  • Bonus torrent (A legal torrent made available by the developers with 4GB of bonus material, including hundreds of pictures, along with videos, music, pdfs and poems.)
GeoffPS (108) added The Void (Windows) on Apr 02, 2009