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Fotonica only £1.49 on the Humble Store, save more than £4

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Jonathan Lester
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Fotonica only £1.49 on the Humble Store, save more than £4

Fotonica | Humble Store | £1.49 (save £4.50)

Fotonica caused a splash when its free demo hit Kongregate years ago, followed by the excellent full PC version. It's a trippy free-running experience powered by gorgeous vector graphics that's well worth checking out - especially for a paltry £1.49.

Save 50% on MirrorMoon EP direct from the devs; includes Steam code for £3.53

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Exploration, PC, PC games, Santa Ragione

Save 50% on MirrorMoon EP direct from the devs; includes Steam code for £3.53

MirrorMoon EP | Santa Ragione | £3.53 (RRP: £6.99)
MirrorMoon EP Review

MirrorMoon EP is one of the most fascinating and thought-provoking games I've played in some considerable time: an entire universe of planets to explore and claim in an abstract adventure. It's magnificent, and better yet, the developers have slashed prices across the internet.

However, it's better to go straight to the devs themselves than buy through a merchant... because you'll get an exchange-rate friendly price, DRM-free PC, Mac, Linux version and a Steam Key into the bargain.

MirrorMoon EP only £3.67 on PC, Mac, Linux & Steam; save 50%

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
Deals
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Exploration, PC, PC games, Santa Ragione

MirrorMoon EP only £3.67 on PC, Mac, Linux & Steam; save 50%

MirrorMoon EP | Santa Ragione | £3.67 (RRP: £6.99)
MirrorMoon EP Review

MirrorMoon EP is one of the most fascinating and thought-provoking games I've played in some considerable time: an entire universe of planets to explore and claim in an abstract adventure. It's magnificent, and better yet, the developers have slashed prices across the internet.

However, it's better to go straight to the devs themselves than buy through a merchant... because you'll get an exchange-rate friendly price, DRM-free PC, Mac, Linux version and a Steam Key into the bargain.

MirrorMoon EP only £4.08 from The Humble Store - an infinite universe for less than a Fiver

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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PC, PC games, Santa Ragione

MirrorMoon EP only £4.08 from The Humble Store - an infinite universe for less than a Fiver

MirrorMoon EP | The Humble Store | £4.08 ($6.69, RRP: £8.99)
MirrorMoon EP review

If you're excited about No Man's Sky, be sure to check out this abstract and beautiful exploration game that has clearly influenced Hello Games. You've got an entire procedurally generated universe of planets to explore, claim and discover for yourself, all with the barest minimum of hand-holding. It's pure exploration, and it's wonderful. Mind you, some will find its somewhat directionless approach rather maddeningly.

MirrorMoon EP | £4.19 | Santa Ragione | PC & OUYA

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Adventure Games, Experimental games, Indie Games, PC games, Santa Ragione

MirrorMoon EP | £4.19 | Santa Ragione | PC & OUYA

MirrorMoon EP | Santa Ragione | $6.69 (£4.19, RRP: £8.99)
MirrorMoon EP Review

You'll get a DRM-free PC version, Steam key AND OUYA version for less than half price. Utterly amazing.

MirrorMoon EP Review | My God, It's Full Of Stars

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Jonathan Lester
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Reviews
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Adventure Games, Exploration, MirrorMoon EP, OUYA games, PC games, Puzzle games, Santa Ragione

MirrorMoon EP Review | My God, It's Full Of Stars

Platforms: PC | OUYA version incoming

Developer: Santa Ragione | Paolo Taje

Have you ever looked up at the stars in the night sky and wished that, perhaps, you could go there one day?  It's a cliché, but I certainly used to as a child, at least before the practical reality of global politics and the economy relegated that dream to the realms of science fiction. You made your own fun back then. However, a surreal and experimetal indie title has managed to capture that entire ideal in a single inexpensive package.

MirrorMoon EP is an experience built entirely around revelling in the lonely beauty of space, the thrill of seeking out new stars and making them your own. As an abstract exploration of exploration itself, it gives little away, forcing you to stumble as you come to terms with the infinite yet minimalist universe just out of your reach... before you realise that you can move the heavens themselves. You wouldn't believe the things I've seen out there in the wild black yonder, totally alone, yet connected to hundreds of other intrepid souls on a fundamental level.

And that, I'm afraid, is all I should tell you with a clear conscience.

MirrorMoon EP Review | My God, It's Full Of Stars

See, MirrorMoon EP is a game predicated on discovery; not just in terms of exploration, but working out the mechanics and the underlying systems for yourself. How they work, what they mean. The more you know about it, the less effective and impactful it becomes, and thus we can't discuss how Santa Ragione's ambitious project succeeds and occasionally stumbles in any meaningful way without somehow lessening it and robbing you of that sense of achievement. As such, if you want the full experience, I urge you to not read this review beyond a quick scan down to the spoiler-free bulletpoints and very high score. Don't say I didn't warn you.

PLEASE DON'T click here before reading the preceding paragraph >>

MirrorMoon EP | £5.77 | Santa Ragione | PC

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Jonathan Lester
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Adventure Games, Experimental games, Indie Games, PC games, Santa Ragione

MirrorMoon EP | £5.77 | Santa Ragione | PC

MirrorMoon EP | Santa Ragione | $8.99 (£5.77, RRP: £8.99)

Steam are currently running a launch discount, but you can get this abstract space adventure even cheaper directly from the developers. I'm currently working on a review, and frankly, have never played anything remotely like it. You'll need plenty of patience to make the most of it, though.

MirrorMoon EP Launch Trailer Takes Us On A Gorgeous Space Adventure

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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MirrorMoon EP Launch Trailer Takes Us On A Gorgeous Space Adventure

Following the starkly beautiful endless runner Fotonica, Santa Ragione have released a launch trailer for their ambitious second title: MirrorMoon EP. Described as a "space adventure," this surreal experience seems to defy any attempts to pigeonhole it.

Just watch the trailer. If you like what you see, it's currently available at a launch discount.

Click here to read more...

Fotonica | Pay What You Want | Santa Ragione | PC

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Jonathan Lester
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Deals
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Indie Games, PC games, Santa Ragione
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Fotonica caused a splash when its free demo hit Kongregate a while back. It's a trippy free-running experience powered by gorgeous vector graphics... and in an interesting twist, Santa Ragione are happy for you to pay whatever you want for it. Hit up the official site to download the game and/or make a donation - or hit up a torrent site. That's right, the developers themselves have actually slung up the file on a number of torrents to save bandwidth and get the game viral. There's no DRM, just great thrills, five levels and a procedurally-generated infinite mode.

Look. You can download it for free, but you really ought to give Santa Ragione some of your cash as well as your respect.