About This GameSteamburg is an award-winning puzzle adventure game with story exploration elements and unique gameplay. The game is made by Telehorse, a steampunk games company. It was awarded the Best Upcoming Game at IMGA in San Francisco in March 2017.
The main character, professor Vincent Cornelius Moore, fights robots that invaded the city of Steamburg. The gameplay is unique – Vincent is unarmed, so he must choose his moves wisely. He can only throw small electro-bombs which lure the robots and halt their progress for a while. Vincent has to walk through the streets in such a way that the robot chasing him hits upon a Tesla coil and is destroyed. It seems quite easy in the first levels. Then you have to fight several robots at the same time, the robots become faster and faster, some of them can fly and other respond to Vincent’s every move.
Narrative elements are of great importance. In 2016 Steamburg won an award for Best Storytelling at White Nights in Helsinki. Dialogues reveal Vincent to be a scientist responsible for testing a new weapon in Steamburg. At the same time he is searching for his fiancée who was reported to be in Steamburg when the robots attacked. Some narrative elements are connected directly with the gameplay. Players can also find many letters and photos and discover the love story of Vincent and his fiancée.
• Unique, addictive gameplay
• 32 levels set in atmospheric steampunk locations
• Several hidden locations and dozens of narrative objects to be explored
• Outstanding American and British voice actors including Bruce Glover (known for Diamonds Are Forever and Chinatown)
• Original score by Silver Rocket
- OS: Windows XP SP2+
- Processor: Intel Core i3 @ 1.7 GHz Dual core
- Memory: 4 GB RAM
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT
- DirectX: Version 9.0
- Storage: 3 GB available space
Just to list a couple more things hitboxes feel inconsistent at best and incomprehensible at worst; the bulk of the game consists of very simple, uninspired and fully execution-based puzzles/levels; the enemies barely differ from each other AI-wise. And so forth.
Now all that said this is not the kind of hot garbage that Steam is filled with nowadays, clearly a lot of love has gone into this game and the gameplay is manageable. The story and visuals do absolutely carry it quite far for me at least; I am still making my way through(currently at lvl 18 out of 32). Some of the story stuff ties into gameplay moreso than in these kinds of games usually too but it’s nothing big.
So yeah if this dev decides to make another game they might want to consider getting a programmer. As far as Steamburg goes I have found myself enjoying it enough to recommend, but only with the huge caveats mentioned and if you can get it cheaply. It has heart.
Thumbs down from me, not worth your time even if you get this game for free :/
And most steam users seams have the same opinion, there are 2% of users with first and easiest achievement, "kill 9 robots" you need to pass 6 levles to do that but most players was to bored already to reach that far 🙂
It’s mobile origins are obvious, but don’t matter much. I stopped playing, because it isn’t my kind of game, and I got stuck in the western district, which enrages me, so I move on. But the first 30 minutes were pure puzzle and maze fun. AND STEAMPUNK!
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