Save The Ocean: Samudra Takes Us Into a Dystopian Underwater World

Samudra is an Indonesian term for the ocean. It is originally derived from the Sanskrit word समुद्र and literally means the “gathering together of waters” (saṃ- “together” and -udra “water”). Samudra is also the name of the latest game from the Indonesian studio Khayalan Arts. Most recently, they brought out the horror platformer Incubo, which in its foundations was reminiscent of the narrative platformer Limbo and Inside of the successful Playdead studio, but could not reach the level of its role models due to a lack of balancing and technical inadequacy. Now the studio is venturing into the genre again but is changing the setting and even wants to spread an important message. We will clarify whether they succeed with this noble task in the following review.

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