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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 A tree half hidden in the clouds
Proteus Windows A lone tree
Proteus Windows More and more leaves covering the ground.
Proteus Windows These will disappear when you get too close.

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Critic Reviews

God is a Geek PS Vita Nov 06, 2013 9 out of 10 90
PlayStation Official Magazine - UK PlayStation 3 Oct 29, 2013 8 out of 10 80
The Telegraph Macintosh Feb 13, 2013 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot Windows Feb 13, 2013 8 out of 10 80
InsideGamer PS Vita Nov 14, 2013 7.5 out of 10 75
NZGamer PS Vita Mar 13, 2014 7.3 out of 10 73
Metro.co.uk PlayStation 3 Nov 04, 2013 7 out of 10 70
Game Sphere Windows Jan 30, 2013 65 out of 100 65
Eurogamer.pt PS Vita Nov 27, 2013 6 out of 10 60
The Digital Fix PlayStation 3 Nov 27, 2013 3 out of 10 30

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