Bundle Reviews part 4: Oikospiel and Beacon

A quick 2 from  the Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality 

I’m a bit exhausted, so I’m just going to take a look at Oikospiel and Beacon.

Oikospiel: A dog opera in five acts

Um…

I mean…

Huh…

This is sort of a game, sort of an electronic acid nightmare opera. It is unspeakably weird and for a moment or two I thought it was either causing my computer permanent damage or had triggered a stroke.

I kind of love it.

This is experimental on a scale that is barely recognizable as a game. It reminds me of the weirder end of the CD-Rom book/game/experiences of the late 1980s or early 1990s. But turned up to 11 and spiked directly into your spinal column.

Yeah.

Beacon: Sci-fi Action Roguelite. Collect DNA from enemies and mutate yourself to victory!

A isometric view shooty exploration game with a healthy dose of body horror as you attempt to augment yourself and mutate wildly.

I don’t love the feel and complexity of the controls. It feels a little like the game is fighting me and it’s not pleasant.

The graphics and audio are great, but I’m probably not spending a lot of time on this one.

More soon!

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