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  • Summary: A Space For The Unbound is a slice-of-life adventure game with beautiful pixel art set in the late 90s rural Indonesia that tells a story about overcoming anxiety, depression, and the relationship between a boy and a girl with supernatural powers.

    Follow two high school sweethearts, Atma
    A Space For The Unbound is a slice-of-life adventure game with beautiful pixel art set in the late 90s rural Indonesia that tells a story about overcoming anxiety, depression, and the relationship between a boy and a girl with supernatural powers.

    Follow two high school sweethearts, Atma and Raya, on a journey of self-discovery at the end of their high school years. When a mysteriously supernatural power is suddenly unleashed threatening their existence, they must explore and investigate their town to uncover hidden secrets, face the end of the world, and perhaps learn more about each other.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Jan 25, 2023
    100
    A Space for the Unbound is Mojiken and Toge Productions at their best. If you weren’t paying attention to this powerhouse team yet, correct this mistake now with the literal masterpiece that is A Space for the Unbound. It proudly stands shoulder to shoulder with the likes of To the Moon and Rakuen with its impeccably unique flair, ready to laugh with players during the high moments and cry with them in its lows. If you have a fondness for emotional narrative-driven games and have been even remotely curious about A Space for the Unbound, don’t wait a moment longer and get this game (and some tissues).
  2. Jan 25, 2023
    100
    A Space for the Unbound only looks pixels deep, but it is a masterpiece for its breadth of storytelling, its authenticity, and how it tackles difficult topics, from cultural expectations, to mental health. As the game ended, it left me with a beautiful feeling of closure, accompanied by a hankering for cherry-chocolate-flavoured cake and Indonesian food.
  3. Jan 18, 2023
    95
    Through the lens of magical realism, A Space for the Unbound takes a whimsical yet mature look at what happens when a community is under unexplainable distress. It shows you the effect one small action or one person can have. Factor in a beautiful art style, excellent storytelling, and a gorgeous soundtrack, and there’s no denying the superb quality of the content. You spend the entirety of the game making an impact on others, and I can easily say A Space for the Unbound has left a memorable and profound effect on me for years to come.
  4. Jan 26, 2023
    85
    A puzzle-filled, big-hearted adventure tinged with cosmic horror, A Space for the Unbound ushers players through a magnificent journey. It’s hitting every major console on release, so don’t miss out.
  5. Jan 27, 2023
    85
    A Space for the Unbound gently reminds us of the value and importance of human connection through our words with dream-like, mindful storytelling.
  6. Jan 18, 2023
    80
    A Space For The Unbound is a powerful narrative adventure title. Its story is a strong driving force thanks to its characters and overarching mystery, and although its gameplay is relatively straightforward the Space Dive mechanic freshens things up nicely. Its awkward pacing does hinder it somewhat, but those that can forgive some clumsy moments will find a lot to love.
  7. Jan 27, 2023
    80
    While A Space for the Unbound has a sweet and nostalgic playfeel, its deeper themes are heavier. The dragging storyline and lack of challenge in its puzzles can sometimes make it feel too long for its own good, but in the end it all comes together with a shocking reveal.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jan 26, 2023
    10
    A great pixel art game with relaxing music and visual. It really drew me back to 90s era. Love it for every single moment of this game
  2. Jan 20, 2023
    10
    A truly memorable experience. I finished the game in about 12 hours. The progression starts slowly with easy and interesting puzzles. UntilA truly memorable experience. I finished the game in about 12 hours. The progression starts slowly with easy and interesting puzzles. Until the last chapter, where it really pays off and the story is so unexpectedly deep that I couldn't hold back my tears toward the end. Despite the repetitive combat mechanics, this game kept me going with its beautiful pixel art and mesmerizing music. In the end, A Space For The Unbound is the kind of game I will never forget. Expand
  3. GVB
    Jan 26, 2023
    8
    Art-10
    Music - 10
    Tenderness - 10 Script and narrative... 7? The last two chapters are the weakest and instead of taking risks they lead to
    Art-10
    Music - 10
    Tenderness - 10
    Script and narrative... 7? The last two chapters are the weakest and instead of taking risks they lead to something that we have already seen told on other occasions (with, for me, a pretty weak ending). Luckily, everything else keeps you going, with the occasional tear along the way.
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