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Today’s Spotlight is Nauticrawl, a new puzzle game by Andrea Interguglielmi and Armor Games.
Nauticrawl is a bizarre, atmospheric puzzle game where the puzzles revolve around figuring out how to pilot an enigmatic vehicle. You’ve hijacked one of the titular Nauticrawls and must figure out how it works so you can evade capture, or worse. Quickly decipher what all the various levers, screens, panels, and other mysterious devices do, or become yet another doomed prisoner that died trying to escape. You can check out a trailer above.
Nauticrawl is available on Windows PC and Mac via Steam for $14.99.
Here’s a rundown of the game:
A stolen, enigmatic machine is your only way out. Though this Nauticrawl is likely to kill you, so will the planet you’re escaping if you don’t figure out how this thing works. With the right amount of experimentation your escape plan just might succeed. Pull levers, redirect power, hack devices, uncover communications, try anything and everything. Puzzle out how to pilot the Nauticrawl to freedom in this unusual atmospheric adventure… or die trying.
- Mysterious Devices – Explore and unlock puzzling and powerful contraptions in your quest to escape the planet.
- Ingenuity is Rewarded – Theorize, experiment, repeat. Every attempt will bring you closer to mastering the Nauticrawl. Some experiments, however, might be lethal.
- Can you Prevail? – Hack devices, talk with natives, intercept secret communiques. Chart a course to freedom through dangerous machinery where none have survived before.
- Your Own Unique Experience – No escape experience will be the same, though the skills you learn in the Nauticrawl will carry with you into your next run. Master the machine, master the game.
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