|a game by
|Die Gute Fabrik
|9/10, based on 1 review
|9.0/10 - 2 votes
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Mutazione is an adventure game released back in 2019 by the Danish video game developer Die Gute Fabrik. The game is quite strange to be completely honest, but I mean that in the best of ways because it's the quirkiness of the story and characters that make playing this game so fun. Let me explain a bit more about Mutazione, starting with what the story is about.
A small town full of mutants
Mutazione takes place in a small town that was hit by a meteorite 100 years ago. The meteorite wiped out the majority of inhabitants back then, but those that survived started developing strange mutations that passed down through the generations.
Now, in modern times, the mutant community of Mutazione lives peacefully in isolation from the rest of the world, but things aren’t actually as chill as they initially might seem. You’ll follow the journey of Kai, a young girl who travels to Mutazione in search of her ill grandfather to help care for him, and you’ll discover all kinds of secrets about the mutant community during your stay. Prepare for drama, plenty of humour, and all kinds of craziness as you play through the game. I’ll leave it at that to not spoil anything.
A minimalistic art style
Mutazione is beautiful in that the artwork used throughout the game is very simple and minimalistic. Games don’t need to have super-detailed graphics to be great, and Mutazione is a perfect example of this. Donut County is another game with a similar art style that I’m reminded of when thinking about Mutazione, so if you played that indie game and enjoyed it then you’ll almost definitely like this one.
Exploration and choices
Exploration is a big part of Mutazione, so be sure to have a wander around and check out various places as you play. Check on different characters every so often, too, as dialogue options change throughout the story as you play more.
Also, on the topic of dialogue in the game, make sure to think carefully about how you interact with the NPCs as you often get multiple dialogue choices. Picking bad ones can have a big effect on the characters and how they react, so just always bear that in mind!
This game is great in many ways but let me tell you the two main reasons you should download Mutazione for yourself: the story, and the artwork. These two aspects of the game have been expertly crafted and are exactly why the game is so popular and loved by many people, including myself. If you’re looking for a relatively short game that is chill to play through and will take you on a bit of an emotional rollercoaster, then be sure to check this one out.
- An excellent story filled with fun and interesting characters
- Beautiful minimalistic artwork
- Fantastic soundtrack
- The game is quite short
- Travelling long distances in the game can feel a bit tedious