Thoughts on Akurra (Steam Next Fest 2022 Demo)

Often I praise various media forms for adhering to simplicity. Games and films and whatever else don’t need to be jampacked with a billion different things, constantly vying for the person’s attention at all times. Something as simple in concept as Tetris is legendary for just that. So when I saw gameplay footage of Akurra some time ago, I was intrigued, though the expectations were cooled by bigger, flashier games. What a mistake to believe.

Quick structure disclaimer: Given this (and all the others) is only a demo, I won’t be too in-depth with my coverage, and will only reflect on the good and the bad. No overly long personal history or filibuster. No nonsense. That said, I will provide a synopsis for the game below.

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