The Void Image
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  • Summary: Set in the Void a place where mortal's souls go before death - a middle earth of life and death. The player has a chance to survive the Void sparing their soul and even their life- the tool they have to do this is The Colour. The Colour is the only food for the dying souls in The Void, everySet in the Void a place where mortal's souls go before death - a middle earth of life and death. The player has a chance to survive the Void sparing their soul and even their life- the tool they have to do this is The Colour. The Colour is the only food for the dying souls in The Void, every soul feeds off it and every soul is desperately struggling for every drop they can find, as this is the only means to save their souls and return to mortal life. The player needs to use his wit and fast thinking to determine the colours needed to escape the realms of The Void. [Mamba Games] Expand
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. A solid "A" for innovation and delivering it in the highest professional manner.
  2. PC Format
    86
    It's a very slow game. But The Void has really got under my skin in a way no game has for a long time, and it's totally recommended. [Christmas 2009, p.95]
  3. PC Gamer UK
    82
    An astounding world, and a flagship for the imagination and capability of independent game developers. [Christmas 2009, p.94]
  4. The Void is a strange emotional experiment, with a complex gameplay.
  5. Titled as an action-adventure, this game is not typical. The best way to describe it, is like a modern art picture. You’ll find bizarre and beautiful elements and it his hard to understand, what the game is telling the player. The plot takes place between life and death and the melancholical spoken dialogues are good performed. So if u like to play around with uncommon gameplay, the void is a nice try.
  6. I did not get nearly as far into this game as I would want to for a review. I simply couldn't. I tried for long enough. Yet I am completely unwilling to say this a bad thing - I'm certain this is a brilliant thing for the right person. Which is why I hope I've brought you to a place where you can make that decision for yourself.
  7. games(TM)
    60
    Crippled by unavoidable errors. [Issue#91, p.125]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 29
  2. Negative: 5 out of 29
  1. AnonEMouse
    Jan 13, 2010
    10
    A great achievement. The learning curve is steep, but once over that, you find a beautifully crafted world filled with epic monsters and A great achievement. The learning curve is steep, but once over that, you find a beautifully crafted world filled with epic monsters and innovative gameplay. Color being used as the universal resource is very interesting and forces the player to think in a new way. Attempting to play this like any other survival type game will get you killed. Repeatedly. Once past this however, the true depth of the game shows itself and it's very hard to put down. Buy it from steam when it goes on sale, and give it a chance. You will not be disappointed. Expand
  2. Dec 29, 2019
    10
    A game other than all, art, poetry, eroticism, all in one, probably no one will have eggs to do something so unique and at the same time to play well.
  3. Mar 14, 2014
    10
    Perfect game! But not everyone will be able to understand it as it is, in its form is more philosophy)
    sorry, that is not the full version in
    Perfect game! But not everyone will be able to understand it as it is, in its form is more philosophy)
    sorry, that is not the full version in Steam.
    I do not advise people who only like shooters and murder
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  4. Mar 24, 2014
    9
    You'll scratch your head the whole way through this game thinking "WTF", but it is worth the journey. Although there is gameplay, it isYou'll scratch your head the whole way through this game thinking "WTF", but it is worth the journey. Although there is gameplay, it is really much more of an artistic experience than a goal-oriented game. It boasts a gesture-based skill system, tons of skill unlocks, intense resource management, a dozen or so unique boss battles (which may not be intense gameplay, but are fascinating regardless), and a great deal of surreal, disturbing, and frequently unclad imagery.

    The endings (there are many to choose from) seem dissapointing and unfinished compared to the fullness of the rest of the game. Don't expect to feel satisfied when you reach one. But the journey getting there is a strange, twisted, and worthwhile roam. Set aside some time and give it a try if you're in the mood for some contemplative enjoyment.

    Oh, and be warned that you Will be reverting to earlier save files and/or restarting at some point, so just accept that this is par for the course. Although not rushed, the resource management is brutal, and you'll want to come back and try different things out at times just to see what else could have happened.

    Good luck!
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  5. LachlanS
    Dec 23, 2009
    9
    Amazing genre-breaking gameplay experience that will keep you coming back for more. The Void is a journey of constant learning and discovery. Amazing genre-breaking gameplay experience that will keep you coming back for more. The Void is a journey of constant learning and discovery. It's a bit frustrating until you realize that the game won't hold your hand, that you have to figure out a lot of things yourself. In the end though, you'll feel more free than in any "sandbox" game(like GTA4 or Oblivion) and yet you'll rarely feel lost or aimless. I consider The Void to be the best "experimental" game of the year. Its gameplay is like nothing you've ever seen before and yet it doesn't feel broken or poorly put together. It's a solid experience that will change the way you look at mainstream games. Expand
  6. Dec 8, 2013
    8
    The concept artist of this game deserves a nobel. Seriously. It's a beautiful game full of immersion and deep thinking. When I first enteredThe concept artist of this game deserves a nobel. Seriously. It's a beautiful game full of immersion and deep thinking. When I first entered Uta's room... God.
    It's hard to learn, you need to read some guides, but in the end it's an enjoyable experience, very far from what "indie games" pretend to be instead of the overpriced and incomplete sketchs they are. I look foward for other games of this company.
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  7. StevenR.
    Jan 30, 2010
    1
    This game had great potential. The graphics were great and the environments you move around in are really interesting. That being said, the This game had great potential. The graphics were great and the environments you move around in are really interesting. That being said, the game play sucks. I hear a lot of people say, "If you like a challenge, this game is for you." I say, "If an annoying game that you have to play 50 times over from the beginning just to get to the end is what you like, then this game is for you." There is something to be said for a games re-play value if you get something different out of it the times you replay it. This game is not like that. It will take you a few hours just to get used to it. Then you will have to restart because you are a dead end. And then, ten hours into it, when you think you get the hang of it, you'll realize that yet again something went wrong and you have to restart, from the beginning and have to the same things all over again, with the NPCs saying the exact same things over again. It isn't very innovative at all. It's a time / resource management game that has sharp game terminations. You have no physical body in the game, so you have to draw symbols ( "glyphs" ) with your precious recourses ( "Color" ) in order to interact with the world. That is. Nothing too amazing there. As a matter of fact it far too annoying an tedious for what it has to offer. Expand

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