Pollen is a sci-fi thriller without jump scares


VR optional but recommended

Another game for the "best played in virtual reality" list.

Pollen, as you might recall from that time Brett ran a story about bees, is a sci-fi exploration game set on the largest moon of Saturn. You're on a research station, pulling and prodding things to solve puzzles, take in the environmental storytelling, and find out "what hides under Titan's surface."

Looks intriguing. I'm especially in the mood for this sort of experience after The Martian.

Digging into the game's Steam Greenlight page, there's this compelling piece of backstory:

After the failed assassination of President Kennedy, NASA combined forces with the Soviet space program. A permanent moonbase was established in the '70s and space technology kept booming throughout the decade as inventions such as anti-gravity allowed objects to be lifted cheaply into orbit. The famous moonbase became a tourist attraction in the '90s as commercial space flights continued to expand the frontier towards the outer solar system.

Rama Industries is one of the many organizations expanding the human frontier. Though encountering a disaster from time to time they push forward and search for new possibilities in space. One of the most interesting being the latest findings on the saturnian moon Titan, where the research of Station 'M' has taken a spotlight.

The five-person research team has now been working on 'M' for one year, expanding the base and making wonderous discoveries until two months ago when one of their technicians went missing in a work related accident and a replacement is needed.

Would you like to know more about a job opportunity in space?

It's targeting Windows in Q1 2016. "PS4, Linux, and Mac will be supported in the future."

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