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Inescapable: an Amiga-style platform adventure with Lovecraftian elements

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Facts about the word inescapable (opens in new tab) : it sounds like a Beyonce song, I can never spell it right first time around, and it's the name of an intriguing Amiga-styled sci-fi platform/adventure game that also finds time to mix in a few Lovecraftian elements for good measure. There's no demo, and few details, but there is a lot of atmosphere, nostalgia, and an old guy in a blue space suit in the following trailer, which also shows off the game's impressive (and optional) scanline effect.

The website reveals that the platforming, shooty action will be broken up by "adventure style puzzles" (I particularly like the adventure-style dialogue), while the game features "a large world to explore with an intriguing story and an unusual, thought-provoking ending". I'm hoping for a The Prisoner-style hippy freakout, myself. Inescapabababable is available now for $9.99 (opens in new tab) , and like all the best things in life it's DRM-free.

Thanks, IndieGames (opens in new tab) .

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.