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Naut is a gem of a game and a delightful start to the year. Think of it as an appetiser to upcoming exploration games of 2015 such as No Man’s Sky, only this game is more like a road trip in a dynamic environment with little to do and broken physics. This makes it sound messy and it is, which is precisely why it works well. The gameplay is wonderfully juxtaposed by the vivid colours, cinematic camera and epic soundtrack. It is almost serious but the only way to describe actually playing it is goofy; the great sort of goofy that breeds enjoyment.
As a Naut, you wander Mars in a Cadillac-esque car alone or in co-op. The only clue as to what you should be doing is in the tag line: Is there life on Mars? I’m not sure about the answer to that, but there’s certainly life in Naut.
It’s a god awful small affair, but it’s a wonder to behold.
Naut was made by Lucie Viatgé, Tom Victor and Titouan Millet and the best part is it’s free on PC, Mac and Linux over at itch.io. Check it out here.