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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.

Screenshots

Proteus Windows Looking down at the stones in the valley.
Proteus Windows This circle is important to alter the environment.
Proteus Windows In winter there is still some colour.
Proteus Windows White blips in the air at night

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Proteus Screenshot
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Critic Reviews

The Guardian Feb 04, 2013 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
4Players.de Feb 20, 2013 85 out of 100 85
IGN Feb 08, 2013 8.5 out of 10 85
The Telegraph Feb 13, 2013 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Edge Jan 30, 2013 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Feb 13, 2013 8 out of 10 80
Leviathyn Feb 01, 2013 7.5 out of 10 75
Gameblog.fr Feb 12, 2013 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GamingTrend Feb 15, 2013 70 out of 100 70
Game Sphere Jan 30, 2013 65 out of 100 65

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Sciere (506649) added Proteus (Windows) on Feb 01, 2013
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