Game Review: Islands Non-Places

by @edent | # # #

I’m playing through the itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality. You can follow along with all my game reviews.

This is… awful? It is visually interesting without actually being fun. It is intriguing for five minutes before becoming hollow.

It is surreal and delightfully weird. But it isn’t a game. You have to hunt for tiny little targets and click repeatedly to see if anything happens. Sometimes it does. Frankly, the experience would have been more honest if there was just a big “NEXT” button.

Weird chairs on top of a tangle of roots.

What starts off weird and melancholy becomes repetitive and frustrating.

It worked flawlessly in Linux. I kinda think you should play it just because it is so different. It isn’t a game, more of an artistic demo.

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