Gods Will Be Watching
is appropriately named. The idea of all-powerful beings observing you – passively omniscient, always there and out of sight – is disconcerting, and Deconstructeam's adventure game conjures up that paranoia with just a title and the angular look of its pixelated stars. That the game then twists its psychological knife by asking you to confront starvation, isolation, and desperation on alien planet is downright mean. Not to mention engrossing and seductive. Every time the game makes something horrible happen, whether its your camp attack, a stolen hostage or one of your compatriots going stark raving mad, you can't wait to see what happens next in its dire sci-fi world.
Joystiq Streams is not immune to Gods Will Be Watching
's cruel charms. We'll be streaming a new preview build of the PC version of Deconstructeam's game at Twitch.tv/Joystiq at 4PM EST. Developer Jordi de Paco will join Joystiq's Jess Conditt and Anthony John Agnello to discuss how to make a game that's as harsh as it is beautiful.
Joystiq Streams airs every Tuesday and Thursday at 4PM EST on the Joystiq Twitch channel
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