Rituals is the second demo release from Somewhere (the first was Fictions), a surreal first person exploration, stealth and puzzle game with branching pathways, where you have the ability to step into books and also possess other characters.
Rituals is a surreal and rather confusing place to be, you’re never totally sure what exactly you’re supposed to be doing, but it’s great fun experimenting and working things out. The ability to possess characters has been done in other games, but the way that each character perceives the world a differently is a truly unique and interesting. Also, you have the ability to step into books – seamlessly transporting you to different areas (and times) is very cool, and pleasantly disorientating.
Judging by the two builds released so far (Fictions & Rituals), Somewhere is shaping up to be a wonderfully surreal puzzle adventure, with beautiful artwork, some truly unique ideas, and complex game design. A gloriously bizarre experience.
UPDATE: This Beta Is No Longer Available