Obsidian Entertainment (makers of Fallout: New Vegas and Pillars of Eternity) has been working on something interesting for Microsoft, an open world survival game where you are a normal kid who has been shrunk down to the size of an ant in their back garden. You must now survive all of the different threats this new world has to offer, from starvation and dehydration, to hungry larva, ferocious beetles, and gigantic spiders.
The game is currently still in Early Access, but when it comes out, I am looking forward to reviewing it fully. For now the game is looking really good, getting constant updates and expansions. It reminds me of a kids cartoon where they weren’t afraid to scare the hell out of the young viewers, like The Secret of Nimh, or The Brave Little Toaster (the latter especially in terms of style). As for game-play it is a lot like The Forest, but far more like Green Hell. You can find my reviews of those games here, and here.
For a limited time on Steam, three days this weekend, you can play the game for free and try it out for yourselves. Explore a world filled with gigantic dropped human items, massive swamps made out of puddles, dozens of different (and dangerous) insects, and a massive world for you to first survive, and then conquer.