November 29, 2022

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Steam Game Festival: The Minute of Islands demo is a creepy, slithery delight

A quick glance at Minute of Islands and I wanted in. Here were blue skies and bright sou’westers, a story book adventure about a girl and a boat and an archipelago of some sort.

When I played the demo, though, which is available as part of the Steam Game Festival, I realised that Minute of Islands is actually rather different. Look again: this isn’t a children’s book style. It’s the thin lines and eager rot of 1980s underground comics.

That sou’wester is Hazmat yellow, and this adventure doesn’t start on the open wave but deep underground, in biomechanical corridors and ear canal spaces where machinery has gone wrong and the air is poisoned.

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