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NORTH

NORTH

Adventure, Indie
Dealing with the issue of the contemporary refugee crisis while at the same time being deeply rooted in a classical cyberpunk atmosphere à la Blade Runner, NORTH features a dark synthpop soundtrack, a sprawling mega-city and weird monster-like inhabitants.
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Dealing with the issue of the contemporary refugee crisis while at the same time being deeply rooted in a classical cyberpunk atmosphere à la Blade Runner, NORTH features a dark synthpop soundtrack, a sprawling mega-city and weird monster-like inhabitants.
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Release Date27 апреля 2016 г.
DevelopersOutlands
PublishersSometimes You
OSMac, Windows
LanguageInterfaceVoiceoverSubtitles
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REQUIREMENTS
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Minimal
  • OS: OS X 10.7+
  • Processor: 2.4 Ghz Dual Core CPU
  • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 512MB Dedicated Memory
  • Storage: 1110 MB available space
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  • OS: OS X 10.10
  • Processor: 3.0 Ghz Quad Core CPU or faster
  • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 512MB Dedicated Memory
  • Storage: 1110 MB available space

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Description

In NORTH you play a man who applies for asylum in a city filled with strange creatures and strange customs.

Dealing with the issue of the contemporary refugee crisis while at the same time being deeply rooted in a classical cyberpunk atmosphere à la Blade Runner, NORTH features a dark synthpop soundtrack, a sprawling mega-city and weird monster-like inhabitants.

The gameplay is very straightforward and mostly consists of exploration and simple puzzles. The main difficulty is to understand what you have to do in order to get asylum. You've come from an foreign land in the south and find yourself lost and confused - a confusion you convey through letters to your sister back home. An important part of the gameplay, these letters help you understand your tasks while at the same time moving the narrative of the game forward.

NORTH is short (20-40 min) and comes with a full soundtrack (8 songs).

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Reviews about the game

NORTH17.05.2017

It’s not really “about” the contemporary refugee crisis - it’s more like the kind of nightmare you might have after watching a documentary about it and eating too much cheese. Buildings, language, logic and gameplay are warped into unfamiliar, intimidating dimensions, and their opaque rules represent your main challenge and adversary in the game. The story is rich with the oppressive mood and ironic humour that Orwell and Kafka are famous for, and the style draws from Expressionism and Absurdism as well as cyberpunk dystopias. The game can be a bit oblique at explaining itself - it didn’t even seem to have a menu or interface. But that consistent feeling of alienation and confusion you share with your character is the whole point. Beneath its presentation, the game isn’t actually that complicated and can be completed in an hour. If you’re interested in story, atmosphere, general weirdness, and what games can be to create an experience, then this will reward you. It’s short, strange, ominous and bewildering, and if you can imagine that being a good thing then it’s probably worth your time.

Dynamic Tortoise
Dynamic Tortoise
I recommend
NORTH23.06.2017

In an abstract and truly disturbing dystopian society, you try to find your way to fit in as a southern in the North. This interactive short story has something genuine to say about immigration while maintaining a fasinating esthetic in an interestingly absurd and weird universe.

Inherent Cockroach
Inherent Cockroach
I recommend
NORTH16.11.2019

[url=http://store.steampowered.com/curator/32482033/]Crim's Humble Opinion Curator[/url] [h1]Dear sister,[/h1] This one is a strange case. At times I feel lost, confused, and devoid of hope and than I remember our talks. The city is oddly different from the country that I'm used to. It's really surreal and quite unlike what I had heard. The people here seem nice; even if I have problems understanding them. I've got to get back to things; but I'll write again soon especially if I feel lost. [h1]The Minor Gripes[/h1] Nothing major to say negatively about this one from my part. There's no menu for exiting the game which is a bit inconvenient. The game is free on itch but that to me is no real con seeing a company try to present a game and make some profit from their hard work. [code][h1](っ◔◡◔)っ ♥ pros ♥[/h1] +Interesting story +Surreal environment +Clever assistance mechanic [h1](っ>▬<)っ x cons x[/h1] -Inconvenient exiting [/code] This is a short and surreal journey. It's a bit confusing at times but there is a system that can get you through it. I enjoyed this experience; although it's not one I will have over and over again. It's still a good game and worth the play if you enjoy surreal walking sims with light puzzle elements. ?? ??? ????? ???? ??? https://store.steampowered.com/app/409160/Dr_Langeskov_The_Tiger_and_The_Terribly_Cursed_Emerald_A_Whirlwind_Heist/

Yammering Toucan
Yammering Toucan
I recommend
NORTH01.05.2016

I wouldn't say that the description that the game deals with the current or any other refugee crisis in particular is very accurate, but I still think the game is a creative take on being thrown into an unfamiliar place with rules difficult to comprehend. As it stands, it's a passing setup for a puzzle adventure. While it's short and not very complex I think North does deliver on atmosphere, and the game mechanic with the letters home that function as a combined narrative and hint system works quite well. Final verdict is thumbs up but not much more - let's say 6/10 or so.

Comprehensive Porcupine
Comprehensive Porcupine
I recommend
NORTH26.11.2021

I bought this game for the abstract and surreal landscapes, but what you see in the screenshots is basically all you get. The way you progress is somewhat annoying and without a guide, I really don't think I would've finished it. I enjoyed the intro, but after that, it was just kind of a slog. I don't think the game's anywhere near as bad as a lot of people make it out to be, but it's not a good game, either.

Weird Rat
Weird Rat
I don't recommend
NORTH24.04.2021

An impressive surreal and daunting "trying-to-fit-in" experience... let down by one thing. Objective narration. For some reason the developers found it necessary to put all that is happening and all that you see into objective letters that you send to your sister back in your homeland. Where you describe all the surreal stuff you encounter in words. And you can't even skip it, because some of those letters contain direct instructions as to what you should do next. This decimates the atmosphere. There are two ways they could go about it and make it better. One: no text-based narration. Just breathe this suffocating air. Two: make the letters describe real-life landscapes and situations - no surreal weirdness. It would make for a good counterpoint and make the whole thing even more vivid. As is, [i]NORTH[/i] is decent enough a game.

Respectable Bee
Respectable Bee
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