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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 At night, you can't see as far.
Proteus Windows The day cycle moves on when you walk around.
Proteus Windows I wandered off too far and now I can't find my way back to the island.
Proteus Windows Looking down at the stones in the valley.

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Critic Reviews Feb 20, 2013 85 out of 100 85
IGN Feb 08, 2013 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot Feb 13, 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 Feb 12, 2013 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GamingTrend Feb 15, 2013 70 out of 100 70
Calm Down Tom Aug 22, 2012 7 out of 10 70
Digital Spy Feb 07, 2013 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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Sciere (511451) added Proteus (Windows) on Feb 01, 2013
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