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Essays 22 June 2020, 02:32

author: Darius Matusiak

A wannabe fighter pilot, racing driver, and a spec-op; an adventurer and a space marine – hence, a gamer. I’ve been playing games since Wing Commander, and writing since Destiny.

Beautiful, Unusual Games with Unique Graphics

"Playability matters, not graphics" is often the justification for poor visuals. Graphics, however, can be much more than beautiful or ugly. It can also be ingenious, intriguing, and unusual, and these are the examples of the most unique games.

Return of the Obra Dinn

  1. Release year: 2018
  2. Developer: Lucas Pope
  3. Genre: first-person adventure

Ghost ships has always been a worthy subject for writers or filmmakers, but for games it somehow failed to break through. So it's all the more worth a look at The Return of the Obra Dinn, where we assume the role of an insurance agent for the East India Company. Obra Dinn, in turn, is a ship that, after being lost at sea, returns to Port several years later, only without a living soul on board. By studying the tracks and the diary entries, we need to reconstruct the events of the past.

A detective production of the creator of Papers, please is notable for its graphic setting. The monochrome, two-color images were inspired by games for the first Macintosh computers of the mid-1980s. Macs at the time had just such one-bit monitors. And while these machines were popular mainly in the DTP industry, the list of games available for them turns out to be at least decent.

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