Proteus is a game about exploration and immersion in a dream-like island world where the soundtrack to your play is created by your surroundings. Played in first-person, the primary means of interaction is simply your presence in the world and how you observe it.
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Udgivelsesdato: 30. jan 2013

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"A audiovisual soundscape that is a joy to explore."

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“In a way, its lack of progression – the absence of skill trees, difficulty levels and save points – works in its favour; you won’t dive back in to mop up the last few achievements, or to climb leaderboards, but simply because you want to play Proteus. Because you want to open your eyes and be up to your waist in seawater, to walk to shore and wander through fields that sing. And that’s an itch only Proteus can scratch.”
8/10 – Edge

“I come away from it feeling elated. And that makes Proteus feel very special to me. It’s such a pleasure knowing it will be the same for so many others.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“Its randomness and secrets make it worth playing through a few times, and beyond that, it's easy to imagine wanting to return to it just for respite from a stressful day or a noisy city.”
8/10 – The Guardian

“Proteus is beautiful, a beautiful thing. […]If it must be catgorised, Proteus perhaps is best filed alongside last year's similarly oblique but fascinating experimental games – Dear Esther and Journey.”
5/5 – Eurogamer

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Proteus is a game about exploration and immersion in a dream-like island world where the soundtrack to your play is created by your surroundings. Played in first-person, the primary means of interaction is simply your presence in the world and how you observe it. The procedurally generated islands are home to creatures natural and imagined, tranquil valleys and ruins with magical properties.

Key Features:

  • Meditative play: the responsive world and lack of any text or hints distils an essence of curious, investigative play, and rewards patience and immersion.
  • Dynamic soundtrack composed by award-winning musician David Kanaga follows the mood of the world and will appeal to fans of Boards of Canada, Brian Eno.
  • A distinctive 2D-but-3D graphical style with wild shifting palettes that sits somewhere between 8-bit videogames and early 20th century modernist painting.
  • Islands are uniquely generated every time, and although it's theoretically possible to see everything in one playthrough, no-one ever does.
  • Built-in "postcard" function encodes world data into each screenshot, allowing islands and discoveries to be saved and shared.

Systemkrav

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimumskrav:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: 1,8 GHz
    • Hukommelse: 3 GB RAM
    • Grafik: Intel HD Graphics 3000
    • Harddisk: 100 MB harddiskplads
    Anbefalet:
    • Processor: 2,2 GHz Dual Core
    • Hukommelse: 4 GB RAM
    • Grafik: 512 MB NVidia- eller ATI- grafikkort
    • Harddisk: 100 MB harddiskplads
    Minimumskrav:
    • OS: 10.6
    • Processor: 1,8 GHz
    • Hukommelse: 3 GB RAM
    • Grafik: Intel HD Graphics 3000
    • Harddisk: 250 MB harddiskplads
    Anbefalet:
    • Processor: 2,2 GHz
    • Hukommelse: 4 GB RAM
    • Grafik: 512 MB NVidia eller ATI grafikkort
    • Harddisk: 250 MB harddiskplads
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Mint 13 LTS, Fedora 16, fully updated
    • Processor: 1.8GHz
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000
    • Hard Drive: 250 MB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Mint 13 LTS, Fedora 16, fully updated
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB NVidia or ATI graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 250 MB HD space
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27 af 32 brugere (84%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
1 person fandt denne anmeldelse sjov
2.4 timer bogført
Indsendt: 6. februar
I lost someone recently. In those first days full of grief and exhaustion from taking care of family matters, before I slept, I'd sit and try to play something to clear my mind. I didn't feel like playing my usual games. Not shooters, not puzzles, something where I could simply be transported somewhere nice.

First I thought of Bernband and Euro Truck Sim 2, but I didn't have them installed. I played Secret Habitat, I played Minecraft, and I played this game, Proteus (and a bit of its mod Purgateus).

It provides the simple pleasure of walking around in a cheerful, surprisingly interactive, rather mysterious place, rendered in fidelity low enough to let your imagination amplify it.

I've heard about and seen screenshots of many mechanics to discover, and even an end game of sorts. I haven't experienced most of them, though many patterns are now clear and I even found how to control the time of day. This is to say that there is just enough substance here to keep you interested, if you ever get bored of simply walking around.

It's a place to unwind, basically. I love walking around woods, but I don't have easy access to them.

Also, my two young nieces love watching me play it, and chasing frogs or owls or pointing at far away landmarks and getting there, talking about the cycle of night and day, about seasons, forests and animals and wandering.
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11 af 15 brugere (73%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
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Indsendt: 9. februar
I awoke in gentle waters. In the distance, trees of all the colors of Easter dotted the coast. As I made for shore, I began to hear the song of spring, the humming of trees, the zimming of grass, the zooming of the falling petals and leaves. A playful pair of blue bunnies hopped away, their footsteps taking to ground like my fingers would the keys of a piano. White birds dashed from tree to to tree, with the faintest zips almost synthetic. Through a clearing, a council of feeding chickens scurrying off, my presence disturbing their time of fellowship. My feet found a dirt path, a path home perhaps, or to an adventure I had not yet known. A breeze of familiarity rose up as I neared the summit of green foothills. And there, surrounded by dozens of Sakura trees, a small cabin, the only evidence of human hands among the islands. I made it to the clearing, turned, and watched as hundreds of cherry blossoms fell to its rest, like a rain of pink champaign. In the twilight, I witnessed a blue moon rise, breaching the horizon over the vast, immeasurable sea. The day's song began to fade, to melt into the soft grip of that is night, to change keys and moods within mere moments. I laid under the Sakura trees, and watched the moon reach its dominion, shining with the whole of the galaxy behind it, cheering their young sister on. In the quiet music of the night, as the world completed its change to hues of white, blue, and black, and the horns and percussion that had ruled the day were hushed by the chords and strings of the evening, I closed my eyes; unware that when I woke I would bare witness to entirely different journey of melodies.
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7 af 8 brugere (88%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
1.1 timer bogført
Indsendt: 30. november 2014
There's supposed to be a point to this game. I haven't found it yet.

And I don't really care because not everything needs a point.
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8 af 10 brugere (80%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
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1.7 timer bogført
Indsendt: 18. januar
Much cheaper than LSD, and without the hassle of having to go to your friendly neighbourhood burnout. Chased a toad for 20 mins until I met the sea and a singing tower. 8/8 would trip balls again.
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7 af 9 brugere (78%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
0.7 timer bogført
Indsendt: 28. februar
Can't say that I hate it, can't say that I liked it, there was something weirdly compelling that made me go until the end but I can't say that I see what other people see in the game and don't have a desire to find out.
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1.4 timer bogført
Indsendt: 9. marts
even if this games goal is to not be game like is still fails at that, you can "explore" all it has to offer in about 20 mins and the seasons change doesn't change enough to warrant giving a ♥♥♥♥, its good for the 5 minutes before you release how little content it has to even explore. I really wanted to like this.
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5 af 6 brugere (83%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
0.7 timer bogført
Indsendt: 28. april
Very dreamlike, I got chills in a couple of places. The world was beautiful ind it's simplicity and was filled with voices and atmospheres. If you enjoy exploring, discovering and non-traditional games, I can only hearthily recommend this one.
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5 af 6 brugere (83%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
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0.1 timer bogført
Indsendt: 28. april
It's like I'm actually watching a screensaver!
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6 af 8 brugere (75%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
0.6 timer bogført
Indsendt: 26. marts
The game is blatantly overpriced, I completed Proteus in 29 minutes. Better price point would be 2-3 dollars.
No reason to come back after completing the game once, playthroughs are virtually identical.
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4 af 5 brugere (80%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
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0.6 timer bogført
Indsendt: 22. marts
Amazing!
This game has an atmosphere like no other. It is very surreal. The music playing all the way through, constantly changing is excellent and and can be influenced by things in the world like the little creatures, or the owl. The game gets to its best during winter, the music is beautiful but sad during this part of the game, echoing what I can only presume is, well I can't tell you! You need to experience this. During the end of winter, I got goose bumps, but I will not spoil it. One of the most beautiful peices of art I have ever experienced. If you do drugs this may be an opportune use for them, it will get even more surreal.
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6 af 9 brugere (67%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
0.7 timer bogført
Indsendt: 10. januar
Is it "unique" and pretty? yes. Did it provide me any entertainment? No.

I enjoyed the visuals and sounds but they failed to draw me in. Everything to see is seen within the first of four seasons. Then you just circle around through three more waiting for Winter and the end. I didn't feel anything, experience anything, enjoy anything, or anything anything. There's no implied meaning. It feels more like a tech demo than whatever 'art' is to me. I'm guilty of owning too many Humble Bundles (if 'too many' is actually a 'thing'!) and thankfully this was amongst one of them because the asking price of $9.99USD is, to put it mildly, outrageous.

One reviewer did mention their small child enjoying the game and making up stories for it and I can definitely say that it would be a very simple interface for a small child (WASD + purposely input lagged mouse). And I believe the visuals and mood of the game would lend itself well to an imaginative small child. But no matter what my heart tells me, I'm 30, and don't possess that imagination any longer. I was dulled beyond belief after the first five minutes.

Avoid.
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1.2 timer bogført
Indsendt: 13. marts
Okay. so I tried playing this game once before and I think I madeit to fall before dying of boredom. This time I made it the whole way through. Look I get it, this isn't an objective based game, it's not for everyone, bla bla bla. This game costs $10 regularly, and while a lot of people may argue it's worth that (such as one reviewer with oer 27 hours of gameplay) this is just not worth it to me. Honestly, you could enjoy Gone Home and Dear Esther and still find this game to be boring repetitive slog to get through. The soundtrack is honestly nothing special. Yest he music does change slightly based on where you are, what season it is, and what you are looking at, but it really never changes that much. This is not a game, it's a well-done art project. But it should be a free download. Just saying.
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Indsendt: 13. maj
Experimental games are great, don't get me wrong, but I would never get 10 bucks worth of enjoyment out of this title. The main problem is that cool-visual-effect aside, there is no novel or gimmicky mechanic to actually making this a 'game'. Some titles like Dear Esther and Gone Home get around this by telling a story, others through interaction. Proteus needs something to drive the player to want to continue the experience beyond finding trippy little sounds or visual.

Its cool, but needs more. Watch a LetsPlay and I am sure you will be done after about 10 minutes.
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Indsendt: 24. maj
Very good LSD
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4 af 6 brugere (67%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
0.4 timer bogført
Indsendt: 26. april
The artstyle and everything is great, but the single aspect that there's no objective in this game bugs me.
All you can do is walk around and look at the envoirment. That's all. For the moment a nice thing, but will never be interesting for more then 5 minutes. Not worh buying.
Combinined with VR it's worth a try.
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6 af 10 brugere (60%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
0.5 timer bogført
Indsendt: 30. januar
Below you'l find a video and written impression on the game
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZO8NPW8fjvU

Proteus is about pretty colors, pretty sounds, and walking. A lot of walking. There's really not a whole lot of mechanics to speak out side of exploring a randomly generated world. As you explore, you can bump into random events and objects that through your "interactions" the music and sounds will change in response. The mechanic of the game is simply walking and exploring.

I think it would be pretty fair to say it's not a game for every one. For those who's used to mi-maxing, meta-gaming, or twitching through their games, you probably won't find Proteus all that appealing. But for those who like their games a little bit more light hearted, simpler, and rather relax when they game, Proteus might be an interesting choice.

The randomly generated worlds are quite pleasing on the eye with a fantastic art design behind it. It does 2.5D graphics expertly. The color pallet is very relaxing and appealing, and it even has dynamic weather effects. The sound and music are also equally praise worthy.

For those who don't mind minimal mechanics but really enjoy the exploration aspect of gaming, then I am please to let you know, Proteus does a great job and mixing the world up with each play through, almost always showing some new random thingy or McBobber to find in the world, and for the explorers out there, that might be enough to satisfy your gaming needs.

Overall Proteus shows an interesting concept and pushes the idea of "Non-game" games. It won't be for every one, but for those who might be interested in these sorts of games, Proteus is one of the best out there.

Pros:
- Gorgeous randomly generated worlds
- Great art style
- Great audio
- Very relaxing

Cons:
- Minimal mechanics
- Not for every one
- Can not save current world you're exploring (new world every time you play)
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Indsendt: 20. januar
Like Skyrim with musical bunnies.
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1 af 1 brugere (100%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
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0.8 timer bogført
Indsendt: 21. maj
It's like a cross between Minecraft and taking a nap
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0.7 timer bogført
Indsendt: 28. marts
Proteus, while not really a game, definitely comes close to being one.

Placing you in a randomly generated world, you walk around exploring an island as the seasons change. The design of the island and the art style, and what I presume to be dynamic sounds, go far in giving the game a very calm and relaxing atmosphere.

Things seem very upbeat and alive in summer, with lots of wildlife that reacts to your movements dynamically, and when winter comes around things start to feel extremely bleak and lonely. Despite the fact that everything is pixelated, it is still very immersive.

Controlled with either a gamepad or the keyboard (mouse optional), the game plays very well with the sole exception of you not being able to jump.

I wouldn't bother buying this game if you want a story or some aim, but if you want to spend an small while just exploring a randomly generated artistic representation of an island you should buy it.
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Indsendt: 20. april
420 simulator.
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