The future is full of adventures, life, death and experiences
- System: PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X
- Publisher: Toge Productions
- Developer: Mojiken
- Release Date: January 19, 2023,
Undoubtedly the most popular indie games are the ones that leave a lasting memory in your heart long after you’ve completed them. Unlike triple-A developers, indie teams have a lot on the line as they create a game, hope it does well, and show off their talents to gamers around the world alike. One game we’ve had our eyes on for quite some time was from small developer Mojiken and published by Toge Productions called A Space for the Unbound, which combined old-school art style with a nice tinge of adventure and exploration. Scattered the
We finally have the opportunity to dive into this very deep adventure and we have a lot to discuss. Is A Space for the Unbound the next indie-darling or have we seen too much of this format and are getting tired of it? We find out in our review for A Space for Unbound for PC!
A Space for the Unbound follows the story of Atma and his girlfriend, Raya, as they embark on a surreal adventure that begins quite simply – despite a prologue we won’t spoil because it almost made us cry. and we want you to experience it too — which is almost trying to surprise the player. A Location for Unbound is very realistic in the sense that both Atma and Raya are your go-to couple who want to squeeze out every last drop of their youth before their school days come to a close and it’s a life-changing event. For them.
You’ll explore a variety of Indonesian-inspired landscapes—which A Space for Unbound’s synopsis says aims for a ’90s feel—talk to random strangers and use a strange power that can literally take the soul out of random people. Lets jump into the mind of Dr. and see what his thoughts are. Unbound is a strange place to be but wait until we explain more of the gameplay so you can really see how simple and yet shocking this adventure game really is!
Introduced fairly early on as a central mechanic of A Space for the Unbound, the Soul receives a Red Book that grants it the ability to dive into certain individuals and alter their mind/attitude through their dream-like mental states. Gives When you’re not diving into personas trying to figure out your thoughts or solve some puzzles, you’ll be exploring a 2D world where you can interact with people, pick up collectibles and Can use environmental tools to solve puzzles but not within the mind. People through a book may sound very old school and extremely simplistic – which it is – but in A Space for the Unbound players will be able to play through each character. The puzzles make you feel isolated and torn from everyday life, not escape rooms.
From getting a ladder to climb into a girl’s room – it’s not as bad as it sounds – to hiding from teachers when you try to skip school, A Space for the Unbound creates a gameplay world that’s relatable and immersive. Seems less supernatural. Don’t be fooled though, the puzzles we’ve described take place in the first hour of play. Later on, more happens but to avoid spoilers – which would totally ruin this game – we need to keep what happens to a minimum.
Using a pseudo-retro art style, A Space for the Unbound is very eye-catching. Most such indie titles are also set in the future with sci-fi themes or fantasy settings. As we mentioned earlier, A Space for the Unbound is set in Indonesia and is a nice change of pace with its mix of island/small town vibes. We love it when an indie game tries to venture into a new realm of idea and direction because it keeps the genre fresh and original! Seriously though, A Space for the Unbound is visually pleasing to the eye and even has cutscenes that scream 90s!
Spoiling the story of A Space for the Unbound would be a disservice to the developers and readers, so we won’t tell you what happens, but let’s just say we still have a lot of feelings in our hearts after watching the story of Spirit. And his world opened up. You are bound to experience a plethora of emotions in your play and we bet that sometimes you will be shocked where those emotions come from. The story of Aatma is gripping and will stay with you even after the credits roll. That alone makes A Space for the Unbound worth playing!
Are you now about to step into the strange realm of the soul in A Space for the Unbound? Tell us in the comments below and if you haven’t already, share your experience—spoiler-free—below! For more game reviews and all things anime, stick with our Mysterious Hive in Honey!