I literally regret all the 149 cents I've spent on "this". Not because of the small amount of money I've spent. I regret I've supported, even a little, a developer like that.
Look, I LOVE arthouse. I love games without traditional gameplay (visual novels or whatever they are called). I love The Path, I love Dear Easther, I love The Stanley Parable, I love The Vanishing of Ethan Carter.
BUT THIS. Critics claim it's brilliant, 'cause it doesn't present you linear nor transparent storyline, so you have to decide all the plot and intrigue for yourself.
I don't have problems with the plot, my problem is that those claims are lies. This "game"... Geez, I can't name it nor "game" nor "visual novel" in fact. Ok, this "thing" doesn't even trying to do something good. Like, literally, I can't see the developer trying to be good in any aspect of this... "thing".
Graphics, animations, sound design etc. are not intentionally simplistic, they simply lack any art style or tech, programming is horrible. In the most horrible sense possible. That leaves you with a story... Except all those "visual novel" games I love tear their asses to present the story in most beautiful, unusual and most memorable way. And this "thing" not even trying.
Supposedly intentionally, but in fact, because of untalented developer who couldn't make any idea.
It's not Malevich's Black Square. It's simply a square. Not even sure it's black. It's pseudo art.
In developer commentaries it was said, that the scene with floating objects was initially bug, but dev decided to make it a part of the "game". Well, the WHOLE damn "game" is like that, in fact. SOLID BUG.