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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.


Proteus Windows Some statues on top of a mountain
Proteus Windows Title screen and main menu
Proteus Windows When chased by bees, you suddenly can run a lot faster.
Proteus Windows Following a small path.

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The Guardian Feb 04, 2013 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100 Feb 20, 2013 85 out of 100 85
IGN Feb 08, 2013 8.5 out of 10 85
Edge Jan 30, 2013 8 out of 10 80
PC Gamer Mar 05, 2013 76 out of 100 76
Leviathyn Feb 01, 2013 7.5 out of 10 75
GameTrailers Feb 12, 2013 7.4 out of 10 74
Calm Down Tom Aug 22, 2012 7 out of 10 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 (576672) added Proteus (Windows) on Feb 01, 2013
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