Starseed Pilgrim is a game about tending a symphonic garden, exploring space, and embracing fate. You are a gardener, tending to empty noise and empty space to fill them both with colour. You are a refugee, building your own world away from the spreading darkness.
Brugeranmeldelser: Mixed (299 anmeldelser)
Udgivelsesdato: 16. apr 2013

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Recommended By Curators

"I can't tell you anything about this game because the point of it is discovery. If you want a game that is itself a puzzle, this game won't disappoint."
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"Advice for playing Starseed Pilgrim: As long as you still have questions, continue."
Jonathan Blow

"Unfortunately, you cannot talk about Starseed Pilgrim, because that would spoil it for so many others. There’s unwritten rules at play. But it’s so open to discussion between two or more journeyers who find themselves at similar junctions."
Indie Statik

"It’s OK to feel lost, it seems to suggest, because it’s the only way to feel the intoxicating effect of discovery. I became so angry with Starseed Pilgrim because it purposely allows you, encourages you even, to feel lost.
Game Church

About This Game

Starseed Pilgrim is a game about tending a symphonic garden, exploring space, and embracing fate.

You are a gardener, tending to empty noise and empty space to fill them both with colour.
You are a refugee, building your own world away from the spreading darkness.
You are an explorer, discovering new places, new rules, and new fascinations.

The Universe Is Bigger Than You Know.

Systemkrav

PC
Mac

    Minimum:

    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive:30 MB HD space

    Recommended:

    • Memory:1 GB RAM

    Minimum:

    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive:60 MB HD space

    Recommended:

    • Memory:1 GB RAM
Helpful customer reviews
1 af 1 brugere (100%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
1.1 timer bogført
Starseed Pilgrim is a game about blocks, memorisation and trying to persuade yourself that there's more to it and you're not wasting your time.

In an era of overly explained games and long tutorials, Starseed Pilgrim goes the opposite direction. As far as the introductions go, you're some possibly human being on a bunch of blocks in the middle of nowhere. These blocks have different colours and patterns which logically mean they do different things. What do they do? Go read a guide or spend a few minutes experimenting and figuring it out yourself, because the game won't. The obvious part is that the black blocks cause game overs so you want to keep them away. The difficulty comes in the randomness of the blocks you recieve and how the blocks grow.

Once you've understood what the blocks do and how to control them, you'll start going further and further from the start, avoiding the darkness... and that's pretty much it.

For a game about exploration, there really isn't much to explore. It presents itself as abstract, deep and meaningful but what it's really doing, like many of its kind, is hiding its own shallowness.

Note: I played this game on OSX for around an hour or two but for some reason Steam doesn't track my playtime on it so it's only showing the time I played Windows.
Indsendt: 27. september
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1 af 1 brugere (100%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
15.7 timer bogført
A great example of how to teach incredibly esoteric gameplay mechanics organically, Starseed Pilgrim does a great job of rewarding your curiosity and forcing you to re-evaluate your tactics, all while putting out a slightly foreboding, minimalist atmosphere.

I'm a fan of being a digital gardener.
Indsendt: 29. september
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0 af 1 brugere (0%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
0.4 timer bogført
hmmm, did not spend enough time to understand mechanics and what each 'seed' exactly do.
The game puts everything in your hands, experimentation is key to success.
Indsendt: 18. oktober
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3.1 timer bogført
Mechanical exploration! I still have no idea what I'm doing in this game, and that is why I love it. This has Fez-like levels of 'alright time to get out your notebook', which is a beautiful rare thing.
Indsendt: 23. september
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0.4 timer bogført
I dont get it. Place blocks, They grow, Fall off, Run out of blocks, Restart cycle, Exit game.
Indsendt: 17. oktober
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1.3 timer bogført
Game is frustrating and too vague. Would rather have solid game-play than this awkwardness.
Indsendt: 18. oktober
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0.2 timer bogført
Indsendt: 3. oktober
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4.4 timer bogført
Starseed Pilgrim is a minimalistic but beautiful, secretive puzzle. It challenges the player to keep searching the allegedly endless space for answers.

The gameplay is intuitive but is layed out implicitly. Learning by doing - experiencing how the environment reacts to actions is a steady part of the progression and the core of this game. And with every seed you, the pilgrim, plant, you close on to a final, yet unknown goal.

I recommend this very relaxing, engaging and interesting experience not as a game but as an experiment to dive into and learn from.
Indsendt: 8. oktober
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4.6 timer bogført
I'm not going to lie, it can be incredibly difficult to get into this game, as there is pretty much no tutorial to speak of. However, if you put in the time and the patience, you will begin to discover its secrets and mysteries.

For me, it took quite a while to get into, and I originally just thought it was just another frustrating platformer. However, once I began to dig into the game, it became one of my favorites. I cannot stop thinking about it.

In my opinion, Starseed Pilgrim is one of the most beautiful games ever made.
Indsendt: 1. oktober
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15.9 timer bogført
This game is not for everyone.

To explain this game would spoil the whole game. Discovery is the point.

If that sounds like your cup of tea, and you don't mind being frustrated, you probably would enjoy Starseed Pilgrim.
Indsendt: 4. oktober
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0.3 timer bogført
Nope not for me. Too artsy, and once you figure out the mechanics, any potential fun is over. Too simplistic overall for me too (both in asthetic design as well as gameplay). I bought it on a whim. Maybe I will go back to it, but probably not.

I'd pass unless you are really a fan of this particular genre.
Indsendt: 8. oktober
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0.3 timer bogført
wtf?
I don't get it.
What does the "game" want me to do?
Indsendt: 27. september
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45 af 61 brugere (74%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
0.6 timer bogført
Starseed Pilgrim is the kind of game where I can't give it a negative review, because it means I don't, "get it," and at the same time, I can't give it a positive review, because its author(s) were so pre-occupied tripping over itself in attempts to be thought-provoking, they seem to have forgotten to include... content. There's symbolism and artistic metaphor, but they're so vague and caved-in under so much repeatition that few, if any, players can actually give them even a minimal identity. There's straightforward gameplay with puzzles to be solved and rewards to be had, but the biggest puzzle is solved the instant the player has planted a seed of each color for the first time and collected a key. The rewards for success are nebulous and consist mostly of being faced with the same puzzle again, while the penalty for failure is also being faced with the same puzzle again. It's essentially entertainment for art-game snobs, who want a reason to laugh at the riff-raff that don't appreciate it the "right" way, and for defeatists who are only comfortable playing in a world where all their actions are doomed to begin with. Certainly, people other than the above mentioned types can enjoy Starseed Pilgrim, but the intentional kind of enjoyment this game produces isn't about trial and error puzzle-play (like House of Dead Ninjas), exploration of a metaphor-strewn environment (like The Path), or even some combination of the two (such as Limbo). Basically, this goes into the same category as "Vinnie Vole's Existentialist Nightmare."
Indsendt: 25. juni
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17 af 21 brugere (81%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
6.0 timer bogført
Exploration, discovery, mystery, wonder, suprise. Just some of the brand of adjectives that seemingly every review of this game coos. And true enough, the game does have that. For the first couple of hours I was glued to the screen while I solved the metapuzzle that is Starseed Pilgrim. The puzzle is to understand the game's mechanics, and wonderful and clever mechanics they are. The problem: the game does nothing afterwards. In the solving of the mechanics, you've already seen all of what the game has to offer. Those nouns above comprise about 10% of your playtime, The rest: repetition. With its involving atmosphere and great use of sound, as well as said mechanics, I was expecting Starseed Pilgrim to evolve into a masterpiece. What a shame.
Indsendt: 9. juli
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8 af 11 brugere (73%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
1.2 timer bogført
Boring and pointlessly obfuscated. Less a game and more a, er, gardening experience?
Indsendt: 11. juli
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5 af 6 brugere (83%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
2.5 timer bogført
It's a bizarre game that is very obtuse and gives little in terms of what it whats you to do. Maybe for some people, but not me.
Indsendt: 22. september
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3 af 5 brugere (60%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
0.1 timer bogført
I have no absolutely idea what the hell is going on but I love it! (Isn't that what gaming really is all about)?
Indsendt: 29. maj
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4 af 7 brugere (57%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
10.7 timer bogført
This game uses being mysterious as an excuse for a flimsy story and to withold explanation. The lack of explanation combined with a gameplay that is in large part driven by random numbers and a time limit all serves to pad out a game that without it would be over in roughly 30-45 minutes.

This game would probably be great for people who like roguelikes where you can fail regardless of skill and planning.
But to me it feels cheap and poorly made.
Indsendt: 13. juni
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6 af 11 brugere (55%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
17.2 timer bogført
Starseed Pilgrim is a mojito on the beach of the end of the universe
Indsendt: 19. juni
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2 af 4 brugere (50%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
1.1 timer bogført
Enjoyed ten minutes of trying to figure out what to do. Did not enjoy 20 minutes of being stuck because taking a key to the right place did nothing, pressing *down* afterwards was required. Found that out, progressed, and promptly did not enjoy the repetitiveness and tedium of making any further progress. I don't know if it gets better later, but I doubt it.
Indsendt: 17. juli
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