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Submitted by electricarmada 403d ago | opinion piece

Mechanics and the Message in Kentucky Route Zero

Far more than just the sum of its mechanical parts, Kentucky Route Zero demands that its players view its plodding pace and seemingly empty systems through the wider lens of its story. This idea that the mechanics can exist in service of the message of a game is one of the most divisive and exciting products of the burgeoning "indie scene." Games like KRZ and Papo & Yo demand that players view them as more than just "adventure games" and "platformers," instead seeing them as cohesive pieces of art unto themselves. (Kentucky Route Zero, Kentucky Route Zero: Act 1, Kentucky Route Zero: Act 2, Papo & Yo, PC)

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