Beautifully realised, and implementing stunning pixel-art graphics and a wonderful low-fi soundtrack, visionary filmmaker Holden Boyle's first video game Qora is a passionate homage to the past adventure game greats.
Settling in a new village tucked away amongst a valley, you will explore unknown mysterious landscapes, harnessing a strange mystical power hidden there.
An absorbing story-driven experience, Qora is an unforgettable journey that will continue to burn bright in your mind even after it is over.
Featuring many varied and gorgeous pixel-painted landscapes, Qora's world is full of intrigue and beautiful mystery
A powerful low-fi soundtrack accompanies your journey, punctuating the setting appropriately
Genuinely amusing and charming characters/dialogue will ensure that you speak to every last NPC
A mysterious power enables you learn more about your surroundings and explore the secrets hidden among the valleys
Qora is a minimalist side scrolling "walking simulator", with an art style that reminds me a little of the game Superbrothers Sword & Sworcery. You begin in a town with a lot of strange people and you start to explore the area while your house if being built, most of the people have some funny things to say. You soon gain the ability to see in to past and use the ability to traverse abandoned lands while learning about past civilization. Each area you explore uses different music and a different color pallet to give each one a unique feeling. You pick up some items as you play but they will just get used when needed as you continue to make your way across the game's locations, the gameplay is primary going to be moving to edge of the screen while stopping to watch scenes or talk to people. There is no combat in the game, so if you wanted something more peaceful and focused solely on the journey then this might be a game for you. The music is nice as are some of the visuals and the writing is entertaining. The game is short, has very little interaction, has no replay value, and is a little pricey selling for over $10. If you don't mind those shortcomings it can be worth a look.
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