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Solo

Solo: Islands of the Heart

A unusual adventure with some logic elements, which discusses the feeling of love. The players assume the role of a person searching for their significant other. In order to find them, they have to travel the world and solve various problems.

Adventure | TPP | logical elements | indie games | experimental/art

Solo cover

developer: Team Gotham

publisher: Merge Games

Official website

Game mode: single player

game release date:

26Apr2018

PC

31Jul2019

PS4 XONE

01Aug2019

Switch

Solo was created by independent Team Gotham – the fathers of The Guest published in 2016 on PC. Solo had a successful Fig campaign during which the creators managed to gather 70,000 dollars.

Plot

Solo is a game about love. During gameplay, we take control of a sailor who sets off on a journey in order to find the significant other. At the beginning, you pick the hero’s sex, as well as the sex of the person you are searching for. Additionally, the game asks a few questions concerning the current and past relationships. Depending on the answers, the title adjusts the method of narration, which is based on the three states of love (solo, in a relationship, and heart-broken).

Mechanics

This is an adventure with logic elements. Gameplay consists in visiting a number of various islands. The players need to solve certain logic puzzles there in order to wake a sleeping totem. Once it is awake, it asks different questions, depending on the state of the hero’s relationship. On the basis of the answers, the game generates letters from your loved one or – if you are heart-broken – your ex.

Solo is intended to make us contemplate. Therefore, gameplay is peaceful and contemplative. You can stop solving puzzles at any moment and simply sit on a bench, start playing with animals inhabiting the islands, or plant crops.

Technical aspects

Gameplay, the sound, and the visuals are mainly responsible for the atmosphere of Solo. This is a 3D production with a rather simple, cartoon style, which goes well with other game’s elements.

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

Minimum: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 650 or better, 2 GB HDD, Windows 7

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