PC game “Event[0]” free with GOG purchase of “Tacoma”

Intelligent sci-fi stories aren’t necessarily told in movies anymore, as buying Fullbright‘s recently released exploration game Tacoma on GOG gives players the opportunity to try Ocelot Society‘s Event[0] for free.

Being alone on a spaceship with only an A.I. computer as a companion isn’t the best way of spending a lifetime, but Event[0] takes the 2001: A Space Odyssey or Darkstar movie inspirations and turns it into a first-person adventure game where interacting with the computer Kaizen works through a text interface, i.e. one talks with it via typed-in questions and answers as well as other ways of communication. Navigating 3D environments inside the ship and outside in space, gathering information and solving hacking puzzles is just as important as trying to understand the A.I.’s feelings, like gratitude, disappointment, or jealousy. This immersive storytelling experience was released in 2016, but it will be added to the GOG library for free with Tacoma.

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It’s been four years since Gone Home started the first-person adventure exploration game revolution, and the developer who did it is now back with Tacoma which is set on a high-tech space station in 2088 where the lives of six crew members were recorded and have to be analyzed now in order to find out what happened to them and the ship. Classic point-and-click adventure fans will be disappointed, as there are no standard puzzles. While this doesn’t sound intriguing at first, focusing entirely on the characters and story might be much more interesting than solving object-based puzzles. Looking for meaningful objects, notes, and physical artifacts, while listening to extensive records of the crew’s digital communications and personal thoughts is simply a different approach to adventure game design, and as the recordings can be played from different angles, forwards and backwards, and one has to decide which parallel story to follow, this could very well be the unique experience the genre needs for innovation and storytelling progress.

Buying Tacoma on GOG before August 16, 5 PM UTC unlocks Event[0] for free. Those who’ve already pre-ordered it before, will have it added to the DRM-free library automatically.

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Being an avid gamer, cinemaniac, and bookworm in addition to other things the internet and new media present, I'm also very much into DIY music, rock and pop in particular. Writing short or longer pieces about anything that interests me has always made me happy. As both an editor for German website "Adventure-Treff" and UK website "Future Sack", I like to write reviews and news about recent developments in the movies, games and book industry.
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7 Responses to PC game “Event[0]” free with GOG purchase of “Tacoma”

  1. Kim says:

    Two games I actually want. SOLD.

    • nufafitc says:

      Then don’t forget to use my affiliate link ;). Don’t know when I’ll come around playing/reviewing these games ;).
      BTW, I finished playing “Life is Strange”, so I only need time to review it. Let’s see who’s first. Is the run still on :-)?

      • Kim says:

        Of course, I wouldn’t use any other link. 😉

        I’m about half-way through the second episode of Life is Strange… and I’m not yet sure how I feel about it and haven’t warmed to Max as a character so far. I’m kind of hoping I’ll realise what everyone is raving about by the time I reach the third installment!

      • nufafitc says:

        Awesome, thanks! Much appreciated ;). Yes, I see your problem with her. Don’t know if it will change for you, although I’d suggest going on, because there are some truly great scenes later on, and I think you’ll warm up to her in a way :). I have to replay the game again with other decisions for a full review. So again some 15 hours… I had very high expectations, and that’s ALWAYS a bad thing from my experience… so lower your expectations and keep on playing and you’ll be surprised :-).

      • Kim says:

        Everybody has been saying similar things to me, about the game getting really good as it progresses. I’ll keep at it because you lot can’t all be wrong!

        I seem to have hijacked your post about Tacoma with ramblings on Life is Strange though… sorry about that. 😉

      • nufafitc says:

        No problem :). Yes, do that, although I can still see why people don’t like the game as a game and the story as the story ;). It’s a bit pretentious at times and the indie soundtrack can be unnerving, but that’s all for the review whenever that comes out ;).

      • Kim says:

        ‘Pretentious’… yeah, I can see how that word fits for the point I’m at in the game. But I’ll keep at it, and I’ll keep an eye out for you review. 🙂

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