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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Fecha de lanzamiento: 1 ago. 2014

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Críticas

“It's a gorgeous, bizarre and uniquely human tale of death and redemption”
Indie Statik

“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.

Requisitos del sistema

    Mínimo:
    • SO: Windows XP
    • Procesador: 2 GHz
    • Memoria: 2 GB de RAM
    • Gráficos: NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M or better
    • DirectX: Versión 9.0c
    • Almacenamiento: 700 MB de espacio disponible
Análisis útiles de usuarios
A 5 de 5 personas (100%) les ha sido útil este análisis
1.4 h registradas
Publicado el 26 de enero de 2015
¿¿¡¡Pero qué demonios!!??

Residue..... Veamos...

A ver. Se me hace complicado ser imparcial con este juego porque hay muchos aspectos que hay que tener en cuenta a lo hora de desarrollar una buena Aventura gráfica. Pero es que en este caso de aventura gráfica hay poco. Es una mezcla extraña entre plataformas y aventura gráfica que no ha casado muy bien, que digamos. Si a eso le añades la cantidad ingente de bugs que crashean el juego y te hacen necesario volver a empezar desde el principio o como poco desde el anterior punto de control puede llegar a ser desesperante.

Residue te vende una historia incompleta, inconexa, desastrosa y unos personajes que podría calificar como "¿Vacíos?" "¿Sin alma?". Incongruentes, pesados... etc. Es difícil situarse en la historia cuando los personajes de la misma son incapaces de mostrarla.

La historia te la van contando a partir de una serie de flashbacks (Totalmente sacado de la manga, porque muchos de esos flashbacks los viven personajes que NUNCA han estado en ese lugar antes) y no es más que la historia de dos científicos (o al menos parecen científicos, porque tampoco es que lo dejen muy claro) que se conocen, se enamoran... (de una forma bastante cutre, todo hay que decirlo) y tienen un hijo que, si lees entre líneas te das cuenta de que sólo lo quiere él. ¡Ah! y que es un personaje jugable. (El único que sabe saltar. ¿En serio?)

Todas estas críticas puedo llegar a suavizarlas sabiendo que es un juego indie de un desarrollador individual con pocos recursos, que se la ha jugado en crear un sistema nuevo (Que no cuaja, pero no por ello hay que quitarle el mérito) y ha intentado introducir al jugador en el mundo de la historia (Sin mucho éxito, las cosas claras)

No merece la pena gastarse lo que cuesta, porque es difícil disfrutarlo tal cual está ahora mismo. Sabiendo que además, este es el estadio final del juego... pues ya ves.
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A 0 de 1 personas (0%) les ha sido útil este análisis
1.9 h registradas
Publicado el 30 de septiembre de 2014
Juego Indie al estilo Novela. Es un juego para jugarlo con calma, carece de apenas jugabilidad, ya que es muy básica, pero la historia en sí te engancha. El juego es recomendable para gente que les gusta leer y ver las historias (voces en inglés con substitulos en varios idiomas menos español). El entorno grafico es dibujado con todo detalle y sin digitalizar. Si lo que quieres es un juego de inmersión de historia, lo recomiendo. Si quieres un juego de aventuras y algo más de acción, quizas deberías de buscar en otro lado.
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A 13 de 15 personas (87%) les ha sido útil este análisis
3.2 h registradas
Publicado el 5 de octubre de 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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A 11 de 13 personas (85%) les ha sido útil este análisis
2.7 h registradas
Publicado el 2 de abril de 2015
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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A 18 de 26 personas (69%) les ha sido útil este análisis
1.4 h registradas
Publicado el 7 de agosto de 2014
Residue offers a truly exotic experience through unique, beautifully drawn graphics, excellent audio composition of the ambiance sounds and music, and, last but not least, a story that makes you ponder upon fundamental aspects of life (though without giving you a headache over it).

You'll be exploring and discovering disturbing bits and pieces of information related to the story of the game. The game doesn't have one of those boring tutorials, but instead relies on simple, intuitive puzzles to get you started. It will also pique your curiosity until you absolutely have to find out what's going on.

Don't be fooled by the apparently slow pace of the game! There are scary things out there and some might make you jump when you bump into them :)

All in all, I definitely recommend this game if you're looking for something fresh and different to try out.
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