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Description

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.

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Proteus Windows The day cycle moves on when you walk around.
Proteus Windows Two creatures pass in the sky.
Proteus Windows Staring into the sunset.
Proteus Windows A lone tree

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Critic Reviews

Destructoid Feb 08, 2013 8.5 out of 10 85
4Players.de Feb 20, 2013 85 out of 100 85
IGN Feb 08, 2013 8.5 out of 10 85
Thunderbolt Games Feb 04, 2013 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Feb 13, 2013 8 out of 10 80
GameTrailers Feb 12, 2013 7.4 out of 10 74
Indius Feb 03, 2013 14 out of 20 70
Gameblog.fr Feb 12, 2013 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Game Sphere Jan 30, 2013 65 out of 100 65
Digital Spy Feb 07, 2013 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Sciere (505777) added Proteus (Windows) on Feb 01, 2013
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