Indie Intermission – ‘Probe Team’ Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts

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As the working week draws to a close I move onto the number 1 game from the latest Ludum Dare. Today’s game is Probe Team by Andrew Shouldice and it’s a wonderful space arcade exploration game that forces you to use a team of probes to explore the environment and complete the objectives.

Probe Team has been created in a very simplistic monochrome style that along with the added grain and slight bulge to the screen makes the game feel although it is being played on a computer of the early 90’s. All these subtle visual effects come together and help create a truly great looking game brimmed full of nostalgia.

The gameplay relies on you guiding these probes through this maze, but be warned as you only have 10 seconds of fuel per probe and you must be quick. Although no one probe will make it all the way you must use many probes to work together to hopefully explore this sprawling labyrinth.

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Average play time – 6 minutes

Probe Team is a lot of fun and has a truly fantastic style to it that helps create a unique and fun game. The use of the 10 second time constraint is great, and does create the main mechanic that holds the whole game together, yet it has been done in a fun and interesting way.

If you would like to play Probe Team you can play it online for free. If you would like to visit the Ludum Page you can do that here.

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Raised on C&C, Theme Hospital, and Dungeon Keeper it was inevitable I would become a strategy nerd... and Sci-Fi (I love Sci-Fi). Board gaming is my second love (after video games of course). Find me on Twitter @alexwilkinson