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  • Summary: Explore the worlds of Californium, a first person exploration game where you are a writer trapped into shifting realities. Will you find what’s behind the simulacra?
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
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  1. Apr 3, 2016
    80
    [Californium] did get challenging at times, and I would be lying if I said I didn’t rage quit once or twice, but in the end the reward for finishing was worth it.
  2. Feb 17, 2016
    70
    Californium is a video game UFO. A very good game about sci-fi and Philip K. Dick life. It's a strange experience with lot of psychedelia. When you play it, you just want one thing: to open a k.Dick book.
  3. 70
    The debut title from Darjeeling in an ambitious one, but somehow it misses the target. Considered as a pure homage to Philip K. Dick, it's even too didactic; as a first-person interactive adventure, it's pretty basic and repetitive. But if you're a fan of P.K.D., you'll find some interesting and fascinating stuff.
  4. Apr 17, 2016
    65
    Californium is an overdose of style hindered by a terrible gameplay concept.
  5. Mar 15, 2016
    63
    It's a complex game, and surely not a mainstream one. If you're looking for something different, and you are interested in Philip K. Dick's works, you might find something really interesting here.
  6. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Apr 12, 2016
    60
    Beautiful Californium is designed for anyone who just wants to escape anywhere from reality. Philip Kindred Dick would be proud. [Issue#262]
  7. Mar 29, 2016
    50
    An interesting concept about a writer declining into a madness unfortunately suffers from a poor storytelling, boring pixel hunting, and at the end it’s only a waste of time.

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  1. Jun 27, 2018
    7
    A very peculiar walking simulator, although not for all the tastes. I found the mechanics a bit boring, however, the atmosphere is amazing.