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Paratopic

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You got caught smuggling VHS tapes across the border, and now there's hell to pay. You want to find an elusive rare bird in the forest and snap its picture. You have to kill a man in the back room of a shady diner.

This is Paratopic, an experimental first-person horror game, one of the best-rated horror titles on itch, and one of Rock, Paper, Shotgun's best games of 2018.

  • A narrative, horror tinged adventure game that takes you on a journey through a cruel fever dream world.
  • Cutting between numerous detailed and varied vignettes, unravel how the stories of three separate characters intersect.
  • Explore the detritus of forbidden industry, kill, drive through the night, find yourself in conversation with some very off-kilter individuals.
  • A leisurely playthrough should take forty five minutes give or take, with plenty more to discover in the detailed, grimey low polygon environments. Or speedrun it, if you'd prefer.
  • Over an hour of gorgeous dark ambient music is used to create our subtly dynamic soundscape. An anachronistic blend of modern and outdated production as glitches and textural pads meet synthesis & sampling akin to a haunted recollection of 90s Unreal Engine soundtracks.
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Arbitrary Metric
Publisher
Arbitrary Metric
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://www.arbitrarymetric.com

System requirements for Linux

Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+ or SteamOS+
  • Processor: Intel Core Duo Q8300 @ 2.5GB
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GT 630 2GB DDR3
  • Storage: 407 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Onboard Sound
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+ or SteamOS+
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 or higher
  • Memory: 4 MB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 630 or Higher
  • Storage: 407 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Onboard Sound

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: OS 10.10
  • Processor: 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256MB
  • Storage: 407 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Onboard Sound
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: OS 10.14
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.7 GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel Iris Graphics 6100
  • Storage: 407 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Onboard Sound

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Core Duo Q8300 @ 2.5GB
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GT 630 2GB DDR3
  • Storage: 392 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Onboard Sound
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 or higher
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 630 or Higher
  • Storage: 392 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Onboard Sound
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Last Modified: Sep 17, 2019

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Paratopic reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Spain
Hello. Ahead goes that I'm not finished yet, but here's my opinion:-remember Twin Peaks, so rare rare. Cryptic, suffocating atmosphere-Walking Simulator, there are conversations in which you have to choose the response-retro graphics, but that perfectly match the atmosphere of the game-BS and modern optimization. The Soundtrack is good. -Has A... You have to get along with the language of Shakespeare, if not... Bad boy. Only in English, not subtitled. Love him or Ódialo, but if you find it cheap... Recommended
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Microsoft from Spain
Paratopic is a walking simulator. With These games I usually happen that although I like, I always end up missing mechanical playable. During The game I come up with things, and I feel sorry that the game is limited to what the genre offers, because I think with a little playable chicha, precisely the experience would be much better. That Yes, sticking to the gustirrinín that provoked me the images, the music, the sound, and the rhythm (which is how I think you have to value this type of games), I have to say that I have spent an hour and a half of much pleasure.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Fiebrige Talks ROSA Feather Fieh VHS Tapes Strange Deliveries Paratopic is short, intense, febrily dreamy, surreal. Light Horror, which is rare but then comes well. Conversations and Questions whose Answers are crucial, really? Even after playing through two achievements, it has to be played through more often, the Titles easily reveal how to achieve them. A short (Road) trip that would be felled, but without Achievements probably by the fewest 3x. So skimpy 7/10, for three Euros purchase Price there would be an 8/10.
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Microsoft from French
Paratopic had attracted me with his typed PlayStation 1 graphics (I don't need much, I know) and the promise of a successful atmosphere. This is a very short (45/50 minutes) "walking Simulator" horrific and clearly, the atmosphere is very successful. One side Lynch, maybe also a bit of Silen-Hill, the graphics work well and the sound design is very good. Meetings with NPCs make you want to see more! And yet we still get bored a little. The game jumps from one scene to the next without warning and if some are very successful, others really drag in length: we do nothing or not much while it happens nothing or not much. It's a pity because the scenes that are successful work really well. Paratopic would have made a very good demo "concept", something that makes you want to follow the future productions of arbitary metric, pity that we inserted content to the forceps to make it a "real" game... Well, I'm still curious about what the future will produce. As for Paratopic, if you are curious, wait for it to fall into a bundle.
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