Construct: Escape the System

Construct: Escape the System is a sci-fi themed first person platformer that sees you trapped in a computer system, trying to escape.

Explore the system and locate the 8 empowering 'ability orbs'. Find and download the 5 'player upgrades'. Seek out and extract the 16 'system core power orbs'. Do all this and maybe you can escape.

Key features

- 4-6 hours of first person platforming gameplay with puzzle elements.
- Gameplay is a combination of exploration, platforming and careful thinking.

- 8 unique ability orbs to locate.
- Puzzle gameplay e.g. power inactive machinery with 'machine orbs' and light up dark areas with 'sun orbs'.
- Action gameplay e.g. change gravity direction with 'gravity switch orbs' and move rapidly around areas with 'teleport orbs'.

- 5 player upgrades to download.
- Action platforming e.g. upgrade your abilities to allow advanced jumping and boosting.

- 16 system core power orbs to extract.
- Unlock the various areas of the computer system to find and extract the power orbs from the dangerous system core areas.

- 57 unique gameplay areas split between 4 different zones, standard areas, system core areas and upgrade areas.
- 4 unique zone themes: Zone A (City), Zone B (Landscape), Zone C (Abstract) and Zone D (Spherical).

- Multiple render modes: Default, Negative, Monochrome Default and Monochrome Negative.
- Adjustable graphics options: Bloom, Depth of Field, Sun Shafts, Camera Motion Blur, Camera Noise, Chromatic Aberration and Water Quality.

- Keyboard and mouse support (3 button mouse required).
- Xbox 360 controller support.

- Excellent sci-fi soundtrack by Imphenzia.

- Built with Unity 5.
Minimum Requirements
OS: Windows XP SP2+
Processor: Dual core 1.8 GHz
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTS 450 or equivalent ATI card
DirectX: Version 9.0
Storage: 800 MB available space
Minimum Requirements
OS: Mac OS X 10.8+
Processor: Dual core 1.8 GHz
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTS 450 or equivalent ATI card
Storage: 800 MB available space
Minimum Requirements
OS: Ubuntu 12.04+, SteamOS+
Processor: Dual core 1.8 GHz
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTS 450 or equivalent ATI card
Storage: 800 MB available space
  • iseeall 23 Mar 2018

    It's a 1st person puzzle game in a similar feel to NaissanceE, A Story about my Uncle, Refunct, Disoriented and even Antichamber. You run around huge levels and jump on platforms. There are special abilities gradually added as you progress, some of which are unique and interesting, e.g. a switch for the direction of gravity or a flashlight which reveals hidden platforms nearby.

    Good:
    - interesting abilities. Btw the gravity switch should have been in an earlier stage, e.g. A2 or even A1. The ability to change gravity had a 'wow' effect on me which would be great to have right at the start of the game and not 3 zones in.
    - very nice music, worth downloading and listening even outside the game
    - a unique visual style. It seems like it's mostly just similarly textured cubes, glowing spheres and semi-transparent low-poly terrain but overall it all looks just great. The play of light creates nice minimalistic/sci-fi landscapes with very little means

    So-so:
    - huge levels which are a double-edged sword: on one hand, it's breathtaking when you make long multi-jumps through the air to land in distant places (reminded me of A Story about my Uncle) and these big places really dominate you and feel surreal; but on the other hand, running just takes too much time. Usually I felt that sprint wasn't fast enough, and I wished for a double or even 5x times run speed to quicker get thru dull featureless areas
    - it's a real-time game, so many puzzles require precise timing and precise jumping. Which some people may like (e.g. fans of Meatboy or console games of the 90s). But if you like thinking more than straining your dexterity (and stress resistance), the harder levels will wear your patience down

    Bad:
    - (nitpicking) the GUI looks unfinished, like a stub. Especially in comparison with the highly artistic in-game visuals

    Overall, it's a good game. I'm surprised it doesn't have more downloads, or that I'm the first person to write a review of it here.

Construct: Escape the System
$7.99 $3.40
Title: Construct: Escape the System
Genre: Action, Adventure, Indie
Released: 2 December 2016
Developer: Oliver Boyce
Publisher: Immanitas Entertainment
  • Partial Controller Support
  • Single-player
  • Steam Achievements
  • Stats
  • Steam Trading Cards
  • Steam Leaderboards
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