Spate is a surreal experience set in a world that seeks to draw the player into its reality. Spate is a dark, brooding, and beautifully crafted emotional journey that is seen through the eyes of a struggling addict.
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Data de lançamento: 27/mar/2014

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15 de fevereiro

2 year anniversary, new game in the works!

Game is 1$ starting tomorrow. Feb 16, 2016.

It's hard to believe that it has been 2 years since I released Spate. Unfortunately, while the reviews for Spate were amazing, in the end, it was not the global sales hit that i'd hoped it would be. That's ok though. Spate was a 4 year passion project of mine that taught me many things. While not perfect by any stretch, I still believe it is a wonderful game, and one that I am very proud of. The goal for Spate now is to simply get it into as many peoples hands as I can. With that said, the game will be on sale soon for just a buck. Give it a try!

New game....
I am happy to say, that after a few years of developing new ideas, I finally have one that I am moving forward with. I don't have a great elevator pitch yet, but for those curious, it's a lot like a mix of Hohokum and The Unfinished Swan. I can't wait for you all to see where that is heading!

-Eric Provan

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“Metacritic - "Spate is heavily focused on what it can best deliver: story and atmosphere.”
8/10 – Eurogamer

“Metacritic - "If you loved Limbo, Dear Esther or Gone Home, you will definitely love Spate."”
8.5/10 – SpazioGames

“The variety and uniqueness of the game’s world is truly a joy to encounter.”
5/5 – Gizorama

Sobre este jogo

Spate is a surreal experience set in a world that seeks to draw the player into its reality. Spate is a dark, brooding, and beautifully crafted emotional journey that is seen through the eyes of a struggling addict. Created by former Disney & Jim Henson artist Eric Provan, this artistic game is a story about one man's struggle and descent into madness. Fueled by absinthe hallucinations and haunting memories, Spate delivers a deliciously eerie adventure as the main character deals with the tragic loss and grim reality of the death of his daughter.

Requisitos de sistema

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • SO: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processador: 2.0 GHz CPU (Dual-core recommended)
    • Memória: 4 GB de RAM
    • Placa de vídeo: NVidia 7600, ATI X1600 or better. Preferably with Shader Model 3.0
    • Armazenamento: 2 GB de espaço disponível
    • SO: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processador: 2.5 GHz CPU (Quad-core recommended)
    • Memória: 6 GB de RAM
    • Placa de vídeo: Dedicated Video card with Shader model 3.0 support.
    • Armazenamento: 2 GB de espaço disponível
    • SO: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, or later.
    • Processador: Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
    • Memória: 4 GB de RAM
    • Placa de vídeo: ATI Radeon 2400 or higher / NVIDIA 8600M or higher / Intel HD Graphics 3000
    • Armazenamento: 2 GB de espaço disponível
    • SO: Ubuntu, Mint
    • Processador: 2.0 GHz CPU (Dual-core recommended)
    • Memória: 4 GB de RAM
    • Placa de vídeo: Dedicated Video card with Shader model 3.0 support.
    • Armazenamento: 2 GB de espaço disponível
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( 2.7 horas registradas )
Publicada: 12 de junho
Spate is story driven, which means there will be stretches in the game that you will have minimal interaction other than running and occasionally jumping, while the story is being narrated. And the narration is done very well, it reminds me of old black and white detective movies from the 40's.

Although I did die several times. the gameplay is not hard, nor did it reach a frustrating level.

The visuals were awesome IMO

Grab it on sale, set your expectations low, and be pleasantly surprised!
( 1.6 horas registradas )
Publicada: 12 de junho
Visually the game was cool looking, that's all it has going for it. You run right the entire time while listening to a vague "story"
( 2.4 horas registradas )
Publicada: 29 de maio
Uma breve jornada através da perda, do alcoolismo e de se entregar, ou não, aos próprios fantasmas. Interessante. Boa plataforma, não muito longo. Trilha sonora orquestrada muito boa. Recomendo aos que se interessam pelo tema.

A brief journey through loss, alcoholism and giving in or resisting your inner demons. An interesting, short platformer with good orchestrated score. For those who are interested in the subjects, it's worth a try.
( 3.6 horas registradas )
Publicada: 8 de maio
A beautiful descent into the madness of alcoholism. Short, atmospheric and emersive. Not so much a game as a short experience but definitely worth going through.
Nova Caine
( 4.5 horas registradas )
Publicada: 26 de abril
This is awesome! It's like a mix of Beetlejuice with BioShock with some twisted yet brilliant mind!
( 1.5 horas registradas )
Publicada: 16 de abril
Don't waste your time.
[GB] I.Rapid
( 7.5 horas registradas )
Publicada: 9 de abril
If I had to describe what this game was about in 3 words I'd say Alcohol, Family, and Depression.

I got this game after seeing it on Steams store page and decided to buy it after being impressed with It's artwork, voice acting, and story in the trailers.

This game is DARK! The nature of the game, and the overall story is really surreal, and distorted. Spate is a side scrolling story telling game where you pretty much do nothing except scroll to the side and listen to the history of the character you play.
I was really impressed by Spate. The story is outstanding, the voice acting deserves an award, and the visuals altogether are brilliant.

Even though this game only lasted 2 hours I can honestly say this was an experience like no other. I was fascinated by this game. It's not usually a game I would buy, but this has made me consider buying more side scrolling story telling games.

Spate tells the story of an alcoholic detective who cannot get over the loss of his daughter, and collapse of his marriage. When he gets a contract to look for a missing business man on the same Island his daughter went missing the story begins to unravel...

This game leaves you with two endings. It leaves you with a choice. Which one will you decide?
( 0.3 horas registradas )
Publicada: 20 de março
The story seems interesting enough. I didn't make it very far because it feels a little choppy to me, and it got frustrating to play. Someone else suggested using a controller, so maybe that would have helped but I'm on my laptop.

In the beginning you come to a robot who says "press ACTION button to continue." I have no idea what that means. Which button is the action button? It ended up being the left ALT key on my laptop, but why? There are so many other keys on my laptop, why map it there?

( 1.5 horas registradas )
Publicada: 11 de março
Beutiful game, nice sounds, amazing narration, you had me at the first sentence. 85 minutes of gameplay, sometimes hard but it's totally worth it. Recommended.
( 1.7 horas registradas )
Publicada: 10 de março
Laughably poor writing, floaty and awful controls, not worth your time or money.
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19 de 19 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
1.5 horas registradas
Publicada: 29 de março de 2014
Um pequeno jogo bem atmosférico, malancólico e sombrio sobre um homem alcoólatra confrontando sua própria culpa pela morte da filha. Tem um quê de Limbo, de Dear Esther, de BioShock Infinite, mas passa longe do brilhantismo de todos esses jogos.

Eu recomendo mais pela arte e narrativa, que são notáveis. O jogo em si, enquanto desafios e mecânicas, é um pouco entediante e mal resolvido. Ele deixa evidente que se trata de um artista fazendo um jogo, e não um game designer.

Mas a experiência como um jogo é instigante, tocante até.
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8 de 8 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
Não recomendado
1.5 horas registradas
Publicada: 22 de junho de 2014
O tempo que eu tenho de jogo foi o necessário para zerá-lo. Não que isso signifique que o jogo seja ruim por isso, o jogo é até interessante, com uma história intrigante de alguma maneira, belos cenários, boa música e boa dublagem.

Porque não recomendo? Basicamente você não faz nada no jogo além de segurar o botão para a direita, ver os cenários e ouvir a história. Não há nenhum desafio no jogo e nenhuma chance de se jogar novamente, não há motivos suficientes para tanto.

Eu peguei esse jogo num bundle "da vida" e não me arrependo, mas, definitivamente, não é um jogo no qual eu gastaria "20 mangos".

Sem contar que o jogo não é muito bem programado e contém alguns bugs, bem verdade que eles não atrapalham o jogo em geral, mas eles existem e são feios.
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5 de 5 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
2.0 horas registradas
Publicada: 11 de dezembro de 2014
Spate (jogo de plataforma 2.5D) é bem curto, dá pra zerar em uma hora e meia e o desafio é relativamente baixo. Mas a arte/atmosfera é muito boa, idem para a história, efeitos sonoros, gráficos e trilha sonora. E apesar de transitar por temas densos e melancólicos, o jogo causa mais deslumbramento que tristeza e, em certos momentos, chega a se parecer com um "Alice no país das maravilhas" sob efeito de absinto. A jogabilidade é muito boa e, tecnicamente falando, não tive nenhum problema no decorrer do jogo.
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4 de 4 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
4.9 horas registradas
Publicada: 27 de setembro de 2015
# [1-5] #
[ 5 ] Gráfico (Graphic)
[ 5 ] Som (Sound)
[ 5 ] História (History)


Um jogo de aventura onde você é um detetive que tenta superar a morte de sua filha e o vício em absinto, começa a investigar o desaparecimento de pessoas em um mundo surreal, uma luta para superar a perda da filha e o vício da bebida, mas a bebida ao mesmo tempo que leva ele pra baixo faz ele ver coisas para resolver sua investigação, uma batalha constante... os gráficos são uma obra de arte e o som acompanha muito bem, assim como a história também... o único ponto negativo é que não tem dublagem/legenda em português e nem em espanhol, mas é possível acompanhar a história porque são poucas falas e algumas partes a legenda em inglês é pausada... Um jogo bem diferente, muito bom!


An adventure game where you are a detective who tries to overcome the death of his daughter and addiction to absinthe, begins investigating the disappearance of people in surreal world, a struggle to overcome the loss of his daughter and the vice of drinking, but drinking at the same time it takes him to low does he see things to solve their research, a constant battle ... the graphics are a work of art and the sound goes very well, and the story too ... the only downside is that it has dubbing/subtitles in portuguese nor spanish, but you can follow the story because few speeches and some parts of the caption in english pauses ... a very different game, very good!
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2 de 2 pessoas (100%) acharam esta análise útil
3.4 horas registradas
Publicada: 11 de julho de 2014
Graficos mto bons, cenarios com muitas cores, formas distintas, porem muito curto, terminei o game em 3 horas, realmente a narrativa e otima, as musicas tbm sao mto boas. Jogo bem melancolico, os desafios sao relativamente faceis. 7/10.
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4 de 12 pessoas (33%) acharam esta análise útil
4.8 horas registradas
Publicada: 25 de junho de 2014
Simples e objetivo. Excelente passatempo. Recemendadíssimo. Faltou ter conquistas pra ficar mais interessante.
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74 de 81 pessoas (91%) acharam esta análise útil
1.8 horas registradas
Publicada: 27 de março de 2014
A fantastic 2.5D jump and run game
Played in a black surreal world, somehow the visuals remind me of American McGee's Alice.
You will follow a story that the narrator, which is the player, will tell you while playing.
There are obstacles but no enemies, except for your faulty jumps and falls.
The music, the colors, the narrator, the rain, everything adds to the atmosphere.
It's not about achieving a big boss goal by fighting your way to this point through loads of enemies (no spoilers here), but about enjoying the story and the surroundings.
You will meet robots, strange creatures, talk to them, come to strange places and you will be seeing stuff that could have been drawn by Dali.
The game is far to fast over if you sit in there and are an avid jump and run player, but just to remind you, you will miss a lot if you just rush through.
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47 de 59 pessoas (80%) acharam esta análise útil
1.7 horas registradas
Publicada: 27 de março de 2014
Fun fact: absinthe doesn't actually cause hallucinations.

Spate is, despite it's erroneous science, immensely beautiful. The surrealistic backdrops and bright colors are truly wonderful. The constant storms, the overlay of winds that manipulate the lighting does add to the chaos of our assigned absinthe addicts mind. It adds to the madness. It's a 2D game in a 3D plane, which gives way to a plethora of amazing art-decisions. There are houses, cliffs, rubble, just floating around, sometimes in front of our screen - this can be incredibly annoying while doing some of the more precise platforming since it obfuscates our path, but it could be intentional to make an otherwise easy game a bit harder(bad way of doing that though). But the 3D and the more modern graphics - if you compare it to other indiegames - is a nice change in the way of storyfocused 2D platformers. Spate always give you something to look at, you will never be bored, visually.

The gameplay is bog standard, but for the most part it's well done, relatively fun and doesn't bring too much frustration to the overall beauteous atmosphere. Parts of the gameplay are not really enjoyable, and doesn't really partake in the physics that the game otherwise upholds. It didn't make sense and it felt contrived. I am mostly referring to the parts where you used a cannon. Especially when you use a cannon to shoot balls into a basket that at the same time moves up and down, it felt out of place and I also fps-dropped in these parts of the game, which made it even worse.These were however short enough to not ruin the experience, but annoying nonetheless. These stops in movement made the game stagnate a bit, it ruined the flow and atmosphere in a way, for me. It felt really gamey, it snapped you out of the game and into a world where you are playing a game, trying to time a frustrating, fps-dropping ball into a bowl which seemingly made nothing happen. It didn't really give you the feedback you needed either to understand that you progressed. Or maybe I was just not paying attention in my boredom. Otherwise the gameplay is okay, but perhaps not the main draw of the game.

The story was interesting. But in a way that reminded me of Contrast, it didn't get it across in the best way possible. The end seemed rushed, lackluster in a way, the death of his daughter didn't really seem to have been absolved. That could just be the ending I chose, the mindless optimist that I am. Which some people may enjoy being there, but it seemed out of character and trivialized the daughters death.
There was also some weird writing, where the robot calls attention to the protagonists alcohol problem and he answer in anger, just after he himself have admitted to it being a problem. It felt like it was forced to give way for a dialogue later on. A dialogue infected by cliché.
The narrator is this deep voiced guy: Jack Bair, sort of sounds like Morgan Freeman and he really makes the narration a joy to listen to. It's a third person telling of what you're doing in the way of Bastion, only it's the protagonist talking from his point of view. And apart from some trite observations, or "ruining" - perhaps confirming - the symbolism you yourself get from the background, the narrator does really add to the game. It's simply great.

So Spate has its moments. It can be hilarious at times, it can be depressing at others. It does illustrate the delirium of an absinthe drinker. It's worthwhile for everything that it is. And for everything that it tries to be. It's intelligent, quirky, surreal, humorous, pretty, colorful. It has spirit.Hehe
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24 de 27 pessoas (89%) acharam esta análise útil
Não recomendado
0.9 horas registradas
Publicada: 17 de junho de 2014
If you played through Limbo and thought to yourself, "Boy, I could really do without the quality level design, evocative story, and intelligent puzzles", then Spate is the game for you. It's a 2D platformer that seems to try and emulate better games but only does so at a superficial level, leaving it completely devoid of any substance at all. The level design is bland, the platforming is unsatisfying, and the game offers little to no challenge at all. The gameplay itself is almost non-existent at times; one level in particular is pretty much a Flappy Bird clone, while another has you sliding down slippery slopes and jumping over gaps for about 2 minutes straight. There are instances where you're doing nothing but moving to the right while admiring the scenery and listening to the narrator go on about regret and how alcohol has consumed his life. It's just all too repetitive and boring.

On the positive side, the game is quite the treat visually and musically. I really enjoyed the art style, in particular the impressive backdrops of each level. The orchestral composition was probably the high-point of the experience. It did a great job of creating atmosphere and was one of the main reasons I continued playing for as long as I did.

All in all, Spate is a game that looks better than it plays. It builds up a strong ambiance, but unfortunately everything beneath that feels empty and shallow.
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20 de 21 pessoas (95%) acharam esta análise útil
2.1 horas registradas
Publicada: 20 de novembro de 2014
A short, mild/slow platformer with good graphics and a basic story. This game is mostly about visuals and atmosphere. I don't think there is enough or difficult enough platforming to recommend it to someone who is mainly looking for a platformer and I don't think there is enough of a story to recommend it to someone looking for something closer to a visual novel, RPG, or adventure game. Also, there are no puzzles or problem solving in Spate.

If you are looking for an atmospheric game with good visuals and a very basic story, then I would reccomend it.
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