November 10, 2020
Superliminal is a puzzle and optical illusion game from developer Pillow Castle.
From their Steam page:
Superliminal is a first-person puzzle game based on forced perspective and optical illusions. Puzzles in this game give you a sense of the unexpected. Players need to change their perspective and think outside the box to wake up from the dream.
As you fall asleep with the TV on at 3AM, you remember catching a glimpse of the commercial for Dr. Pierce’s Somnasculpt dream therapy program. By the time you open your eyes, you’re already dreaming – beginning the first stages of this experimental program.
Explore a dream world where everything is exactly as it seems. Tread carefully as the world slowly unravels around you and subverts your expectations. What you see isn’t always precisely what you get.
In this fully-voiced adventure, Dr Glenn Pierce is doing his questionable best to guide you home and out of the dreamscape. His artificial intelligence assistant, however, is having trouble understanding exactly how you’re here at all, and has other plans for you.
With its dream-like visuals and nicely done graphics, Superliminal is an immersive first person puzzle-solver. The sound isn’t the greatest but the study hall soft jazz is a nice touch. The controls are pretty solid with the ability to put objects just about anywhere you want.
My only complaint would be that the game isn’t very long and some of the rooms leave a lot to be desired. Overall a decent game, but I’m not totally sure it’s worth the $16.
Graphics – 6.5
Gameplay – 7.0
Sound – 6.0
Gmr Score: 6.5/10