Up-tempo adventuring and family drama ensue when the survivors of a disastrous charity project return to the dead ships in the former Aral Sea in Uzbekistan. Residue tells a personal story by letting you explore a larger-than-life, ridiculously detailed rendition of one of our world's most fascinating (and horrifying) locations.
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Дата на излизане: 1 август 2014
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"Compelling and intelligent storytelling that explores the nature of relationships and of humankind."

Рецензии

“It's a gorgeous, bizarre and uniquely human tale of death and redemption”
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“Residue boasts a marvelous script, both in regards to individual lines and grand, sweeping structure.”
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Residue is a story-driven 2D platform adventure in which you control three characters with different abilities, exploring an abandoned excavation site in the remains of the Aral Sea in present-day Uzbekistan. Once the fourth largest lake in the world, the Aral Sea is now an arid wasteland, a victim of decades of Soviet cotton irrigation. To some, it is the prime example for humanity to stay out of nature's business. To others, it's a world waiting to be saved.

  • Real-world setting: The vanished Aral Sea in Central Asia, peppered with artifacts of an all too real history.
  • A world imagined: Eerily detailed, vibrant HD art, closely based on photos from the Aral Sea and filled with secrets.
  • Something to say: Experience a non-violent, thought-provoking, fully voiced story concerning the cost of saving worlds, without giving up control.
  • Exploration: Explore an interconnected game world using three characters with very different abilities.
  • Variety, variety, variety: From climbing to exploring to diving to navigating pitch-black corridors, integrating new gameplay elements at every turn.
  • Captivating Soundtrack: With many vocal tracks and an ethnic vibe, composed and produced by Joel Bille

From every disaster, new heroes emerge. This is the story of a suicide mission, an impossible attempt at restoring the Aral Sea. In the late 90's, a disgraced Russian oil tycoon found an underground secret that could save the dry basin. The sea would not be changed. But for the team assembled to work the miracle, life would never be the same again. Ten years later, the survivors' paths begin to converge. Something is pulling them back to the Aral Sea.

See every side of the story
Residue has a story itching to be told. We have done it in the way that only video games can – by putting you in the middle of the action at all times. Resisting the temptation of a clear-cut protagonist, Residue carefully juggles you to let you see every side of the story, alternating between three characters with very different abilities - each one able to reach places the others can't - and very different ambitions. At times they help each other, at times they are in opposition. Sometimes both. Nobody said things weren't complicated.
Did we mention Residue is crazy about the little details? While the main story may take you between two to three hours to complete, you can search for hours for all the little hints and references to real world events, as well as dozens of hidden collectibles and all-round secret content.

Always in control
As seen in our previous, much smaller game They Breathe, The Working Parts are devoted to telling stories in new ways while keeping interactivity at the forefront. That's why Residue isn't a point-and-click, but rather a visceral platform adventure where you're always in control, whether you're monkeying around the ship graveyard or diving through underground tunnels, navigating old Jumagul through dark corridors with a flickering flashlight, or ascending the side of the gigantic stranded drillship with Nikolai's makeshift grappling hook. Around every corner, Residue will show you something new.

Системни изисквания

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 700 MB available space
Полезни рецензии от клиенти
8 от 9 човека (89%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
2.7 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 2 април
Residue offers a very compelling story and passable gameplay. If you like story driven games with a genuine human element you should pick this up.

In Residue you mostly play as three different characters with different abilities: an athletic young boy, an old man with a flashlight and a middle-aged man with a grappling hook. All these characters interact and interweave with each other in very interesting ways, in both gameplay and story. I'm being intentionally vague about the story because I think it's good to approach this game with a clean slate - but it all revolves around a real horribly polluted lake in Asia. The story is confusing at times but everything comes together beautifully at the end. The story is what will keep you playing because the gameplay is nothing special, and when you're stuck as the old man it can become boring - the other characters offer some nice platforming. The graphics aren't breathtaking or unique but they fit the atmosphere of the game perfectly. The voice acting is pretty solid throughout and the music is spot on. The game is short but I don't hold that against it, it tells its story concisely and effectively, without any padding or fluff.
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5 от 6 човека (83%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
1.8 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 27 май
so long as you know you're buying a narrative adventure game and not a platformer, and don't mind your games a little rough around the edges at times, you'll be happy. This game has a unique story and it's told well. The core gameplay mechanics like swimming, climbing, and grappling can be frustrating at times but progression is still pretty smooth and you can finish the game within 2 hours.

If you're looking for something with a little more "action," then check out their other game: They Breathe. Actually, get that game no matter what.
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1 от 2 човека (50%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
6.3 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 16 юни
The Aral Sea gets a lot less screen time than other industrial disaster areas, probably because it's hard to set a first person shooter there. But it's nonetheless one of the more fascinating/horrifying spots on the planet. And this is the Aral Sea as myth, in a sense. The quest to bring back the lost water that comes to consume the efforts of several people who are driven to try and return what is gone.

And in the sense of storyline and lore, and the immersive quality of its soundtrack and the distinctive voices of the characters, Residue is fantastic. In terms of actual gameplay though, it can be a bit rough... as a platformer some of the areas leave a bit to be desired, and the swimming is odd, but it's well checkpointed and doesn't really punish you for failure unless you miss the chance to torment some seagulls for achievements. Each of the characters moves quite uniquely (don't expect the old man to go bounding around the landscape for example) which makes for varied play. And the game isn't really long enough for any of its faults to get really grating, and it's regularly switching characters and throwing bits of lore at you which keeps things moving.

Don't expect a tight platforming experience. Do expect a good story.
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2 от 4 човека (50%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
2.2 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 19 юни
Very well done short game. Learn some history while play it too. I recommend.
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13 от 14 човека (93%) сметнаха тази рецензия за полезна
3.2 изиграни часа
Публикувани: 5 октомври 2014
An allright game, with a few perks up its sleeve and a few thing I would have done differently.

But let's get down to what's good and what's not about this title:

PROS

  • Immersive, rich atmosphere.
  • Solid story, altho sometimes it does get a bit confusing about who's who.
  • Loads and loads of in-game lore, about both the location and the characters.
  • Beautiful soundtrack.
  • Gameplay variety (each character has his own, peculiar, set of abilities).
  • Rather in-depth character design, as each of them works for his very own purpose and reasons.

CONS

  • The controls do feel a bit clunky at times.
  • Character sprites are not particularly polished or good looking. (The backgrounds are usually ok, however)
  • You'll likely get stuck figuring out where to go next a few times.
  • Possibly not the most intuitive swiming system ever.

All in all, it's well worth its value and deserving of a play or two. I did manage to finish it twice (as far as I have found out, there are at least two endings and i wanted to see them both), and I can honestly say I wouldn't consider the time as wasted.

It certaintly is a peculiar game, and will feel frustrating at times (damn grappling hook...), but I have no double thoughts on reccomending it.
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