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Tacoma trailer shows upside-down exploration, holo-eavesdropping

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Tacoma

By now you've thoroughly explored 1 Arbor Hill and its many secrets, diary entries and riot grrrl tapes, so how about poking around somewhere new? After being trapped in a house for an hour two in Gone Home, Tacoma's (opens in new tab) space station should seem particularly massive—not least because you're allowed to walk about on the ceiling. (No dancing though, Lionel Richie. I mean it.)

Flagrant disregard for gravity aside, Tacoma builds on Gone Home's scrummaging and note-reading with holographic conversations between colourful teletubby-looking things. Which is to say, it's looking like a fine place to explore. We won't be able to do that until next year—however, Game Informer (opens in new tab) have just uploaded nearly five minutes of footage, which we can enjoy in all its spacey glory below. They're yakking all over it, so we can't hear the music or the dialogue sadly, but as our first proper glimpse of the game, eh it'll do for now. (Ta, RPS (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.