Irritum is a cross platform (Linux, Mac, Windows) DRM free, 3D platform game with puzzle elements, stylish visuals and a dark trippy atmosphere.
GAME NAME: Irritum
PLATFORM(S): Windows | Mac | Linux
RELEASE DATE(S): Sep 5, 2013
It has been awhile since I took a good look at a 3D platformer. So getting a chance to review the newly released “Irritum” was a great excuse to once again don my jumping shoes and launch myself across various platforms figuring out how to get from one to another, while trying to avoid falling to a horrible end.
However, Irritum was not what I was expecting. It has a very dark, moody, atmosphere that grips you as soon as you hear the music and see the first level. Not having seen much of it before I started playing, I guess I was expecting your typical jolly, happy-go-lucky Tux bouncing around the screen smashing bad guys with his lucky flower…(that might have been a dream).
VIDEO: Irritum release trailer
Irritum is a strange, very dark, beautiful, indie title with a real purpose and story to tell. It has a very real intensity to it that not many modern games share. At our regular once a week meeting (group hug) last week, we were discussing how for a long time real story telling and atmosphere had gone from games and how back in the day because we didn’t have the hardware to generate massive fantasy worlds, we had to have our imaginations inspired by great in game story telling and atmosphere.
The indie games movement has started bringing that back in a big way. Irritum is a great example of this, even though they are beautiful, if you are used to your AAA titles, when you first see Irritum you might be a little put off by the graphics. But after a few minutes of play the hook has you and you feel like the cobwebs are being wiped off your imagination. As dark and intense as Irritum can be it also has a great message to tell. There are people out there that understand what you are going through, and there are people who can help. So no matter how bad things get or seem, always remember that you are not alone. Very well done to Nicholas Padgett for having the foresight to develop this great title. I hope we see a lot more from him in the future!