What is Still There?
In Still There, you (Karl Hamba) live life on The Bento, a lonely, isolated space-lighthouse that you manage the daily routines for. On a seemingly normal day, a radio message mysteriously breaks through—you’ll have to face that ‘truth’ you’ve been hiding from. The game features ‘mind-bending’ puzzles that need to be solved as well as maintaining and keeping up with your daily routine. There may or may not be urine involved, but don’t tell anyone I told you that.
This is a “psychological adventure game about grief, technical puzzles, wacky AIs and dark humor.”
The game features beautiful retro graphics and visuals, conjuring up nostalgia from yesteryear’s gaming times. The game also sees players confronting complex issues, such as depression and grief, in the deeply immersive narrative.
You’ll have to be prepared to tackle in upcoming emergency situations—making vital decisions is incredibly important in unraveling Karl’s emotional past. But you won’t be alone, you’ll have plenty of time to get buddy-buddy with Gorky, the space station’s AI system. The puzzles we’ll have to solve look intense and add to break away from the monotony of simply managing the station’s daily activities. I’m really looking forward to uncovering the story about Karl throughout this adventure.
Still There launch trailer
You can watch the trailer below for a quick sneak peek into the world of Still There. One of the most fascinating things I noticed from the trailer was the MIDI controller plugged into the terminal. I’m not exactly sure what you’ll use it for, but hopefully, there will be some beat making puzzles included in the experience as well.