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Posted by DFL017

I'm such a sucker for first person puzzle games in cool environments like this.

Posted by CitizenJP

When you die, you merge with Ed Boon.

Edited by dr_mantas

There's some pretty interesting symbolism going on here. Made by someone with a concrete vision. Really visually striking.

The developer did an amazing job.

EDIT: Thalamus means "chamber" or "room" in greek. This game could get pretty deep.

Edited by buzz_clik
@red12b said:

@trafalgarlaw said:

How can they not know the thalamus is a very important part of the brain?

How can they not recognize the body (soma) of a neuron in the "hamsterball"?

How they not recognize that the bramble are axons and dendrites (dendros = tree)?

How can they not recognize the tree-lady (daphne)?

I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!

well why not enlighten us with the explanation?

One of two things is going on here: Either this person is trolling, or they're serious and you're inviting them to be all show-offy. Don't engage, man.

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Posted by PaulieLag92

@eaxis said:

I've been enjoying these Drew and Dan adventures.

Exactly the comment I was coming here to leave, also I love Dan's explanation of the cave, while I couldn't remember the exact allegory I do remember enough to know it wasn't what Dan said.

Posted by MachoFantastico

This looks awesome, I might have to check this out. Love the visuals.

Posted by ZmillA

Ok I want to play this *turns QL off at 7:43 minutes*

Posted by metalhammer

I think Dan & Drew might just be my new favourite QL combo. Great to get some more Scanlon on QL's lately!

Posted by ZmillA

Dan's into lucid dreaming as well? Man this guy really is a man after my own heart. I bet the books he was talking about are the same ones I have.

Posted by EuanDewar

I absolutely adore some of the visuals in this. One can only hope that whoever is behind this gets something like a bigger budget in the future. I would love to see the mind that came up with this properly get to cut loose.

Posted by rallo

This game would be much more appealing if the protagonist wasn't constantly yammering about his feelings and life. I'd rather read notes.

Edited by TrafalgarLaw

@red12b said:

@trafalgarlaw said:

How can they not know the thalamus is a very important part of the brain?

How can they not recognize the body (soma) of a neuron in the "hamsterball"?

How they not recognize that the bramble are axons and dendrites (dendros = tree)?

How can they not recognize the tree-lady (daphne)?

I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!

well why not enlighten us with the explanation?

One of two things is going on here: Either this person is trolling, or they're serious and you're inviting them to be all show-offy. Don't engage, man.

I'm showing off...? Relax...all I'm saying is the symbolism went over their heads.

Posted by Red12b

@buzz_clik:

Because im bored Buzz, Im just goddamned bored.....

Long time no chat though Buzz, How you doing?

Edited by Shtinky

@jordanarama said:

@shtinky said:

I'm getting really bored of PC indie game Quick Looks.

Sure, because we are smack right in the middle of a furious release season with a ton to play....

Please. What could possibly be wrong with getting a look at some of the creative and crazy things that are coming out that wouldn't normally get the time of day? If you're tired of it don't watch it? Seems pretty simple.

While we're definitely in a slow release season, I don't see how that makes my opinion any less valid. I find them boring; it is my rhetorical opinion on the matter, and it's not open for discussion.

Posted by valencian

This game looks absolutely gorgeous. Dan was definitely on point with the "The Cell" reference.

Posted by valencian

@trafalgarlaw: Alright I'm an over-educated shitbag who grew up learning about the brain thanks to my psychiatrist mother and had ancient greek symbolism taught to me by unbelievably hoary professors, and I wouldn't expect a single other person to have pulled any of those things out of their mind. This game was obviously a passion project that I'm guessing was packed with all sorts of obscure references that weren't meant to be hamfisted, but more of a reward for people who shared the same passions as the creative director.

Posted by AssInAss

This game looks absolutely gorgeous. Dan was definitely on point with the "The Cell" reference.

It's a very surreal game for sure.

Posted by ThatOneDudeNick

Looks good. That main character is painfully annoying though.

Posted by raptram

So what's the puzzle here? Locating your W key and holding it down?

Edited by MeatSim

This game went downhill after the tornado.

Posted by Deadmanforking

Drew and Dan are quickly becoming my new favourite Quick Look combo.

Posted by melodiousj

Love the look and style of this… but man, the writing… someone get this guy some Elavil.

Posted by Sessh

I agree with people that the writing and the puzzles aren't all that great, but man that art is just so good, that I'll have to play this anyways.

Posted by fisk0

Love the look and style of this… but man, the writing… someone get this guy some Elavil.

Yeah, had the writing been decent this kinda could've been Dear Esther with actual game mechanics. I still want to pick this game up though, it looks absolutely stunning.

Posted by Longy221

This game looks amazing, but the narration ruins it for me

Posted by LaszloKovacs

This looks genuinely interesting. First QL I've stopped watching midway in a while, because I want to see this game for myself.

Posted by EternalGamer2

Ok if nobody else is going to do this:

Allegory of the Cave by Plato recounted by Socrates in The Republic.

The basics of it go like this: a group of people are trapped in a cave and can only see reflections and shadows on a wall. They believe the shadow are real creatures because this is all they have known their entire lives. One man escapes and tells them about the real world but they laugh at him. The allegory is about the difficulty of obtaining knowledge and seeing past common perceptions and accepting mass belief as truth and about the obligation to spread truth, to go back into the cave once you have become enlightened and help others find their way out.

Posted by Shtinky

"PC indie game" is much too broad a category to be able to find them boring as a rule; hell it's most of the releases on PC today and includes basically every genre and graphical style. Big surprise: patently ridiculous statements aren't usually valid.

Also, why are you posting something on a public forum if you don't want it to be open for discussion?Dumbass.

To be more specific, I find the Walking Simulator/ Pretentious game, Rogue-like and 2D retro platformer (and a few others) to be particularly boring to watch. I won't be discussing more than that, because you don't want an actual adult-like discussion, you want an arguement, as did the other guy.

Posted by Catfish666

What an entertaining quick look. I don't personally find the allure of this game, but as a quicklook it's both relaxing and funny.

Posted by stumpsock

Mechanically and story-wise it's not really grabbing me, but holy crap it's a pretty game.

Posted by Godlyawesomeguy

I need to see this game for myself.

Edited by cooljammer00

Dan Ryckert: never had mayo, references Philip Glass and Plato.

Posted by raezul

... Drew Detective?

Posted by gbrading

I'm impressed by how this looks. Seems really interesting.

Posted by SpikeDelight

Is it just me or does Drew sound weird in this video?