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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.
Data di rilascio: 27 mar 2014
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Updated all platforms

2 aprile

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Bug fixes -
- Fixed trampoline boost getting stuck
- Fixed some grammar
- Fixed menu glitches
- Fixed various visual glitches

Optimizations -
- Did a lot of under the hood work to get the game running faster
- Optimized on screen effects to run smoother
- Downgraded a few shaders (visuals unchanged)

Whats Next?
- Achievements (No eta. I have them working on PC, working on Mac/Linux now)
- Game bundle with the soundtrack
-Further optimization

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Recensioni

“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

Elenco Caratteristiche

  • Visuals - Artist Eric Provan, previously of Jim Henson, Walt Disney, and Sony Animation, has created an unforgettably surreal steampunk world. Layered with rain, symbolism, and atmosphere.

  • Narration - Fully narrated by award winning Voice Actor Jack Bair

  • Story - Join the detective on a missing persons case that brings him to the mysterious X Zone islands. He hopes to uncover some of the island’s mysterious, but is finding it increasingly difficult to battle his own pain; the death of his daughter and his growing alcohol problem. Will he succumb to the impending madness?

  • Secrets - Discover tons of hidden content and easter eggs

  • Alternate Endings - Which path will you chose to take?

  • Drink - Take a swig of absinthe at any point in the game. Side-effects may occur.

  • Soundtrack - Enjoy the haunting handcrafted score by award winning composer Mike Raznick

  • Controls - Fully tested with Xbox360 controller and Logitech Gamepad F31

Informazioni sul gioco

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.

Requisiti di sistema (PC)

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz CPU (Dual-core recommended)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia 7600, ATI X1600 or better. Preferably with Shader Model 3.0
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz CPU (Quad-core recommended)
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated Video card with Shader model 3.0 support.
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space

Requisiti di sistema (MAC)

    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, or later.
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon 2400 or higher / NVIDIA 8600M or higher / Intel HD Graphics 3000
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space

Requisiti di sistema (Linux)

    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu, Mint
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz CPU (Dual-core recommended)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated Video card with Shader model 3.0 support.
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
Recensioni utili dai clienti
4 persone su 4 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1.5 ore in totale
Direzione artistica e colonna sonora di gran pregio, peccato per un'esperienza di gioco molto breve e assolutamente priva di sfida. Un platform 2D story-driven che tenta di "intrattenere" il giocatore attraverso fasi platform molto semplici, in modo tale che ogni nuovo spunto narrativo venga ben compreso e assimilato attraverso una serie di messaggi e simbolismi che vanno ad intrecciarsi con l'ambiente di gioco.

Dura appena 90 minuti, ci son due finali (quello brutto è una chiavica, mentre quello buono è carino) e in offerta va assolutamente preso.
Pubblicata: 1 agosto
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
2 persone su 2 (100%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
3.0 ore in totale
Spate è un bel prodotto, ma non è un bel gioco. Se cercate semplicemente un platform e desiderate “giocare” il nostro consiglio è di cercare altrove. Ma se invece siete in grado di lasciarvi ammaliare da una direzione artistica che così magnificamente riproduce la dipendenza e la distorsione del reale, Spate saprà accompagnarvi per circa 90 minuti verso una storia toccante, cullandovi tra note ispiratissime e un design sopraffino. Se avete amato Dear Esther e Gone Home adorerete Spate.

+ Straordinaria direzione artistica
+ Colonna sonora ispirata
+ Metafore visive dal grande impatto
- Componente ludica solo marginale
– Qualche incertezza tecnica, e manca il supporto al D-pad

Recensione completa @ http://www.nrsgamers.it/spate-soffocare-nellassenzio/
Pubblicata: 6 luglio
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
0 persone su 2 (0%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
2.5 ore in totale
so short it's not worth the value, should cost half at least, the game is not that bad but took me 2 hours, that's all.
Pubblicata: 29 marzo
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
71 persone su 77 (92%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1.8 ore in totale
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.
Pubblicata: 27 marzo
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No
46 persone su 57 (81%) hanno trovato questa recensione utile
1.7 ore in totale
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
Pubblicata: 27 marzo
Questa recensione ti è stata utile? No

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