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P·O·L·L·E·N

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February 2, 1995 - Research Base M, Kraken Mare, Titan. In an alternate timeline of history, where the Kennedy assassination failed and the internet was never invented, the space race continued to boom as the Soviet and US programs combined their efforts to conquer the vast mineral rich expanse beyond Earth. Handing their findings over to private companies, governments gave way to corporations who would soon establish mining & research colonies all over the Solar System. Owned by one such conglomerate, Station M is a recently built research base of RAMA Industries on the Saturn’s largest moon Titan. A member of RAMA Industries’ research team has mysteriously disappeared. As a reserve employee of RAMA, you are sent to the windswept surface of Titan to investigate. With a large lunar storm looming on the horizon, you have no choice but to enter the base in search of answers… P·O·L·L·E·N is an atmospheric, suspenseful and highly interactive first person sci-fi exploration game set on Saturn’s moon Titan. Inspired by science-fiction classics such as Solaris, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and the Moon, P·O·L·L·E·N’s retro futuristic world is an incredibly detailed, living-breathing environment, that feels every bit as real as the one around you. Each step in the shoes of a space mechanic will transport you into the Station M, where you can try everything you can get your hands on to solve intriguing puzzles and uncover the mysteries that lie beneath the moon’s crust. P·O·L·L·E·N has been designed to deliver a great experience on both regular monitors and virtual reality headsets, and is set to be released spring 2016 for Windows. http://pollengame.com ONE GAME, TWO EXPERIENCESGet ready to play P·O·L·L·E·N in two uniquely different ways; a captivating first person exploration game on a traditional monitor, or a fully immersive virtual reality experience that transports you to the surface of Titan.FULLY INTERACTIVE ENVIRONMENTBecause Station M was created to feel every bit as real as an actual lunar research station, almost everything on the base is interactive. Even a small, simple item could be the key to solving a puzzle, and unlocking one of the many secrets of Station M.PROFOUND STORYLINEWhat lies beneath the surface of Titan? Experience the existential journey of P·O·L·L·E·N that’ll intrigue, surprise, and stay with you long after leaving the base. Return to Station M to discover new layers of the story that may have remained hidden on previous playthroughs.UNIQUE SOUNDSCAPEThe sounds of Station M also have a story to tell. Listen closely to the atmospheric audio while exploring RAMA’s 13th moon base. P·O·L·L·E·N’s real time binaural soundscape has been designed to let you perceive audio in the most natural way, as human ears hear it. "Exactly the kind of game I want to play On Oculus Rift" Kotaku "Jumped to the top of my most anticipated games list." Game Revolution "Wonderfully immersive" Techradar "Enormously atmospheric" Road to VR "There was just so, so much to do and I’m convinced everyone who plays this will be kept busy for hours upon hours" A Kirsty Moment "I’m incredibly impressed with this...Aside from the feeling of 'Oh my god I’m actually here' that’s created with the help of both the VR and the sound design, the game is just so pretty. Everything feels like it’s on a space station. Everything feels like it’s meant to be there. Some objects contain vital clues to the mystery that’s surrounding this place, so it’s a good thing that within the first few minutes my 'explore all the things!' instinct kicked in". Cubed Gamers "I will buy a VR headset just for this game." Gaming Masters
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Apr 19, 2016
Developer
Mindfield Games
Publisher
Mindfield Games
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Not rated
Website
http://pollengame.com
System requirements for PC
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core-i3 3.3GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 3.0GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX650 / AMD Radeon HD 7870
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 8 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Not suitable for VR
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core-i5 3.9GHz / AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX980 / AMD R9 390X
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 9 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: SSD recommended
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POLLEN plays very pleasantly with the Vive. A little Searching and Discovering, but no heavy Puzzles that slow down the River. The Teleport function sometimes has Problems with the Target Marking to other Heights, but this is bearable. All in all, nice Game that feels good. I was busy a good 4-5h, which is quite ok for 15eur. Especially since I still lack some of the Collectibles, so the Exploration can be even more detailed. Only the Sequence of felt unending psycho-kaleidoscope-like Graphics does not make Sense, nor is it even somehow appealing.
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Holla the Forest fairy .. I'm not through yet. UPDATE am through! LP under old Sack zogs .. P.O.L.L.E.N Bin absolutely thrilled and will return to Titan once more. Just to find all the Bees;)-original Review-So I can't say myself in the end. But even now I am so excited about it. But this is partly because I find the Implementation of the Game Fantastic. Everything is worked out with Attention to Detail. Not only any Textures on-clenched, but you can literally feel the Love that has been invested there. So far, I'm "there and away." That's how I would imagine our World in this Timeline, too. So far first .. Your John Difool
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I'm still a bit torn at P.o.l.l.e.n. 90% of the Game is very atmospheric, the Graphics are very good, you can explore, touch, watch everything. The last 10% refer to the last 5 Minutes in the Game, since I am not sure yet whether I should keep it for ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ t or for awesome. The Bottom Line is it's a positive Experience for me though and with the preservation of my Vive next Month I'll definitely play through it again. As for my cinema bill, the Price is the Border. Playing Time with me 3.9 Hours, so 2 movies. The cost about 13,-the Game now 20.69,-that is, even more slightly cheaper. All in all, though, I'd rather recommend waiting for a Sale, unless you're a hard-hitting Sci-Fi Fan.
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P · O · L · L · E · N is a very atmospheric Game with a (for me) very interesting setting and top Graphics. The Speakers are well set to music, the German Translation (Texts) are very well written. I have P · O · L · L · E · N played without the VR mode, the Controls are very pleasant and fun (many Heads and Switches that can be operated in the Game:)). I reached the End after about three Hours (including complete Exploration and audio logs/Texts). The End is a Matter of Taste, one could call it art possibly the End also indicates a "Continuation." Stylistically, the Ending reminds me of Interstellar (Film). Everything in the Allen, I would recommend The Game to anyone who is on this Setting and has nothing against a walking simulator/exploration game. For £23€ I find it too expensive For the game time on offer, but for €12 I struck and didn't regret it (nice to relax to get down in the Evening).
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