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Thoughtful platform-puzzler Even the Ocean out now

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Back in 2014, past-me wrote about an intriguing platformer named Even the Ocean, from the developers of dreamy Zelda-like Anodyne. I reviewed that, and really enjoyed it, so I'm pretty interested in this "narrative action platformer about balancing the Light and Dark energies that hold the world together". Balancing the world's bright/gloomy energies sounds like a worthwhile thing to be doing, and you can finally do just that as Even the Ocean is finally out.

It's finally out on Steam, the Humble Store (opens in new tab), from GOG (opens in new tab), from Green Man Gaming (opens in new tab) and off of itch.io, so almost everywhere that games can be bought with digital money. There's a 15% launch discount for the next few days, and here's a lovely trailer revealing how much this contemplative adventure has changed over the last couple of years:

Interestingly, if you're not too bothered about the action or puzzling, you'll be able to do a "story-only" run-through of Even the Ocean. The inverse—a 'gameplay'-only run— is also possible, as is the more traditional both-at-once approach.

Thanks, IndieGames.

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.