The Void (Windows)

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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.


The Void Windows Sister.
The Void Windows Your mortal enemies: One of the wardens.
The Void Windows Using gold paint to draw a symbol that refills that princesses heart.
The Void Windows What's the meaning of this scene?

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The Void Concept Art
The Void Concept Art
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The Void Concept Art

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Just Adventure Oct 16, 2009 A 100 Feb 23, 2010 18 out of 20 90 May 05, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85 Dec 14, 2009 8 out of 10 80 Aug 02, 2012 16 out of 20 80
Absolute Games ( Jun 23, 2008 75 out of 100 75
GBase - The Gamer's Base Jun 19, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Resolution Magazine Sep 13, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Miasto Gier Mar 04, 2009 7 out of 10 70 Jun 11, 2009 65 out of 100 65


Topic # Posts Last Post
Is it worth it? 2 BurningStickMan (18036)
Mar 23, 2011
Easy Patch available now 1 xroox (3971)
May 06, 2010
Can a game fry your processor? 13 MichaelPalin (1423)
Feb 01, 2010
Get it now for free!! Apparently! 9 Dr. M. "Schadenfreude" Von Katze (589)
Nov 09, 2009


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 (114) added The Void (Windows) on Apr 02, 2009