Exploring a bunch of ruins for mysterious glowing orbs is harmful, it seems, even when there are not any monsters and even different individuals round. Esothe is primarily a game about exploring a world stuffed with attractive ruins, however there’s loads of locations you may take a tumble and be greeted by a sickening crunch. When you’re largely used to listening to birdsong and silence, that may be fairly a shock.
The occasional deadly slip is value it, although, since you’ll wish to see every part (besides perhaps the enormous spiders). To me, being exterior is the place it’s prettiest, with the horizon devolving into painterly abstractedness. But the underground rivers and cluttered home present a welcome break, and extra importantly make the skin look all the higher if you emerge once more. There is a plot, about discovering these aforementioned orbs and placing them into an odd contraption in the midst of the plain, nevertheless it’s extra an excuse to push you to go searching than anything. Which is okay by me.
The 20-30 minute runtime is the work of a single developer, mort-art, who put it collectively in a month. Now that it’s within the wild, they’re each updating what’s there with minor bugfixes and, if the “to be continued” notice is something to go by, fascinated by increasing it into one thing longer.
I may positively spend extra time wandering across the grasslands and historical halls of this place. Though I’d be extra cautious to observe my step than I used to be this time. That crunch actually is one thing.
You can obtain Esothe for pay what you need on itch.io.