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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: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Jan 18, 2023
    100
    Characters are memorable and well drawn, literally and figuratively, and the game ably tackles thorny issues such as the consequences of school bullying, and the terrible toll taken by anxiety, depression and domestic abuse. For the most part, the 12-hour runtime flies by as you get to know every delightful nook and cranny of the cosy neighbourhood; only the final third drags a little. It feels worthwhile after the superb ending, though, which ensures that this game will live on in your memory for a long, long time after the credits roll.
  2. Jan 24, 2023
    90
    While a few of the gameplay portions in the middle dragged a bit too much, A Space for the Unbound is one of the best narrative driven indie games I’ve played. Despite not having been to Indonesia which inspires the setting, the storytelling, characters, and atmosphere all felt perfect. It reminded me of how I felt playing The Kids We Were and Persona 4 Golden in that sense. If you enjoy memorable stories and great characters, A Space for the Unbound is an easy recommendation on Nintendo Switch.
  3. Jan 25, 2023
    90
    Quotation forthcoming.
  4. Jan 27, 2023
    80
    A Space for the Unbound is an ode to teenage nonchalance, and an emotional lesson in learning to let go, all wrapped up in a story about a superpowered calamity. Its disparate parts thoughtfully work together to create a heartfelt story, full of characters you won't want to say goodbye to.
  5. Feb 2, 2023
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. Jan 30, 2023
    80
    I especially recommend it if you’re a fan of adventure games with a lot of puzzles. You definitely won’t be disappointed given how plentiful and unique they are. Overall I am happy I got to play this gem of a game and am looking forward to more from Mojiken.
  7. Jan 19, 2023
    70
    A Space for the Unbound tries to stand on its story, but wraps it in a gameplay that is unbearably tedious.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  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
    Story, music, also the graphic is top-notch as narrative game! Also, the game is very nostalgic about the environment :D and the importantStory, music, also the graphic is top-notch as narrative game! Also, the game is very nostalgic about the environment :D and the important thing, YOU CAN PET A LOT OF CATS Expand