If Portal taught me two things, they were to never trust free cake and that it’s entirely possible to form an emotional attachment to an inanimate cube. I didn’t think that that second life lesson would ever come up again until I saw Perso. A puzzle game by Australia based Crepe Studios, Perso is about looking for answers, and also cubes.perso1

The game’s premise is simple enough- solve puzzles and escape a strange world. Still, the minimalist visuals and the promise of a psychologically driven story have me intrigued. The story will mainly be revealed by collecting relics scattered through the world.

The only problem is that there isn’t a whole lot of information about the game yet aside from “there will be puzzles” and “there will be a story.” I don’t expect to know everything about a game from reading its Kickstarter page, but I’d like to know a few things. Are the cubes representative of us? A digital construct we control to escape a virtual reality? What do these relics look like? Are there multiple solutions to the puzzles? How are the cubes different from each other?perso

Right now, “minimalist” is a good way to describe both the game and the campaign. There’s enough there to interest me, but I’m not sure whether or not I would bother backing it. Then again, vagueness is probably the entire point. Perso is about halfway to its goal of $2,500 AUD (or $1,868 USD) with five days left for funding.

About the Author

Megan Myrick

Megan is an avid gamer, writer, and aspiring novelist. In between working towards a degree in psychology and looking for upcoming games to get hyped about, she enjoys watching silly cooking competitions and rereading books she’s probably read at least four times already. Megan’s favorite games change often, but some longtime favorites include Earthbound, Final Fantasy VII, and the Legend of Zelda series. She gets too attached to characters, reads a lot of theories, and is easily startled by jump scares. Megan is most interested in games with a good story and atmosphere, and she leans towards sci-fi and fantasy genres.

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