|a game by||Jonas Manke|
|Editor Rating:||8/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||9.3/10 - 3 votes|
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Omno is a puzzle and adventure game that is incredibly made by just one developer! How one person can do all this themselves truly does blow my mind. This is perhaps one of the most beautiful games to be released in 2021 and there is currently a completely free demo on STEAM for you to try out. I highly recommend that you do as I have a feeling this one could be appearing on many games of the year lists.
The Journey Is The Destination Man
When I look at Omno I get some very “Journey” vibes, not the awesome rock band, but the hit indie game that came out many years ago. I also get a bit of a Zelda vibe from the game too which is not a bad thing at all.
What we know so far of the story is that we play as this strange little character who has a staff and he is exploring a strange and magical land that was once home to a long-lost civilization! I am very intrigued about how this is all going to play out.
Remember that awesome show that used to be on the Discovery Channel called Alien Planet? Well, I am getting some major vibes from that with the way that this game looks. Omno is a great looking game, it has a rather simple kind of style, but the way the world is so varied from clear skies, lush snow, and so on truly does capture your attention. Even better than that is all of the wildlife that calls this place home. From huge dinosaurs that gaze at you as you enter their area to strange lizard things, to flocks of weird birds. The creature design in this game is great and I cannot want to explore every little inch of it to see what other things are hiding, waiting to be discovered.
I know that I said Omno was a puzzle and adventure game and it is. However, there is some platforming here too. As you progress through the game, much of what you will be doing is solving puzzles. From figuring out where to go, what something does, and getting these orbs from the creatures. You can teleport, dash and there are some fun sections like sliding down a snowing mountain and falling from the sky.
For an indie title that is being made by just one person, it is very impressive just how much work has gone in to make sure the gameplay is as varied and interesting as possible for the player.
I think that Omno has all the makings of something very, very special indeed. The whole premise of the game and the way this guy has worked so hard to get it done is very cool. I have a sneaking suspicion it could very well make an appearance on my own game of the year list at the very least, my indie game of the year list. If you think the game looks interesting, I highly recommend that you give the demo a try, it truly is a lot of fun.
- I really do enjoy the world the game is set in
- The visuals are just gorgeous and make me want to explore every area
- There is far more to the gameplay here than you would think
- It reminds me of games like Journey and that is a very good thing!
- Not sure how cinematic the finished game will be
- Also, not sure on how long it will be
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP