Far away in a year unheard of, Korski is about to finish his last transport and then he will be released. Years of punishment have been worked off in labor camp on cold lonely Mars haven't been easy for Korski, and they aren't going to be in easing up any time soon in Waxwing Games' free, indie, sci-fi point-and-click game. In fact, things are about to get much, much worse. At first, Korski just needs to finish the job, but then he needs everything he has, and of course anything and everything he can pick up along the way, to keep himself alive. Camp 1 is a classic retro style puzzle adventure with a small color palette. Yet this slower paced but still captivating game will probably be one of the most beautiful adventures you'll play this month, even if it takes place on a frozen barren planet, and its dark story will keep you locked in even if the art doesn't.
Any items you can click on to interact in some way with will have their name pop up when you are in their hotspot, though some of these are small. With a pixelated look and the basic color pallets, it's easy to miss needed items and even locations you can travel to. You can't move on without the necessary pieces to solve future puzzles, so no worries about losing the game that way. To put it simply, unless you are overly thorough you're going to need a lot of patience with yourself. Don't be afraid to click on things more than once, since examining some items a few times can get different results and always try everything with everything.
With some of the puzzles a little bit of a logical stretch and the many times I know you're going to be stuck for a while you may wonder why I'm recommending this game. Well, what issues may seem like a deal breaker to some become minuscule compared to the story, the characters, and the perfect feel of the grand old days of point-and-click adventures. No matter how frustrated you may get you will always come back to complete the story. Even though Korski is in a position none of us will probably ever find ourselves, you'll be connected fullheartedly to a man you know so little about. Even though you'll be lost a bit more than you'd like, you won't regret playing this dark tale of isolation and mystery that is called Camp 1.
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