Supragames‘ first-person metroidvania puzzle adventure game Supraland arrives on the DRM-free ground of GOG.
Sometimes things don’t have to be open-world big with countless kilometres to cover and far too many quests to solve in a lifetime. Sometimes it’s enough to simply shrink the protagonist and make him/her believe there’s so much to explore, fight, and puzzle through, which is exactly what Supraland is all about. Despite having a minimal story and some sort of goal involving a kid in a garden seen as a God-like creature, it’s more about the journey than the destination, which is made clear by offering the player the chance to progress on his/her own pace.
The world that is actually part of a suburbian garden is large and interconnected, requiring the player to acquire new abilities in order to overcome obstacles. It’s all a sandbox world that invites experimenting with and exploring the environments, i.e. secrets have to be uncovered and physics-based puzzles have to solved, while fighting all sorts of enemies adds to the action-adventure atmosphere. Combat is a mix of hack-and-slashing, but also using old-school FPS weapons involving jumping and strafing. Having Zelda, Metroid and Portal as clear inspirations, Supraland offers enough of all genres, plus a colorful setting and stickmen-gummybear-like characters to interact with, making it still seem like something different.
Originally published in April this year, Supraland is now available on GOG with a 33% launch discount that will last until July 16th, 6pm UTC.