Activate the Three Artefacts and then Leave Review
As far as games go – this really isn’t much of anything to look at. Or even an enormous challenge. But after playing it, I had to tip my hat to the developer and give him a shout out just for giving my day a nice little bundle of unexpected joy.
Do you remember the game Descent? Basically you piloted a little ship in full 3d controls through tunnels? And you wandered into chasms and boreholes and rooms and everywhere. You had shields and there were bad guys, and rockets, and what not? Well, “Activate the Three Artefacts and then Leave” is nothing like that. Ok, well, you do pilot yourself into this massive asteroidal shape, and you endeavor to find your way through the hallways, and corridors, and whatnots. So in that way, it’s similar in that it is full 360 degree control. And up quickly becomes down and down quickly becomes up… or what have you.
But otherwise it’s nothing like Descent. Except, that it’s minimally gorgeous. There’s nothing but white cubes and black lines defining the perimeters of your path. And your only point, or goal? To navigate your way to three shapes, or “Artefacts” [sic] (which, in and of itself, is reason enough to download the flipping game), activate them, and then find your way back out again. Simple enough, except that it isn’t. The asteroid, if you didn’t realize, is enormous.
If you are interested in playing the game – you can download it here.