PurpleMoustache Apr 16, 2013 @ 11:13am
What is Starseed Pilgrim (a review of sorts)
My experience with this game went a little like this:
Spawn, read cryptic clues, get confused, die, come back, be taunted with cryptic clues. This happened for a while.

So I took a break. And then it all clicked. There's a reason why there is next to nothing on the Steam page, and little information contained in a google search: this game is a secret wrapped in a secret, wrapped in clues, wrapped in prose.

The rabbit hole it builds itself is infinitely deep, and grows the more you play it. I know this review is as straightforward as the steam page but to say more would to spoil it.

I'll say this: As long as you have questions, keep playing.

It is definitely worth it, at any price.
Last edited by PurpleMoustache; Apr 17, 2013 @ 5:03pm
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flyinghamster Apr 17, 2013 @ 12:48pm 
This game is relatively unspoiled... for now =D
Andrew Ryan Apr 17, 2013 @ 2:56pm 
Yes, I agree with these posters, the game is best left as a mystery to be explored. It's also hard to describe as a genre - puzzle-platformer is my best description, but that doesn't really come close. It reminds me a bit of PixelJunk Eden, and to a minor extent that puzzle game Antichamber, but it's really in a world of its own. I do find it strangely rewarding, though, and even the "fail cycle" PurpleMoustache mentioned is not too frustrating once you score a few successes.

I will say no more!
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droqen  [developer] Apr 17, 2013 @ 3:51pm 
I've pinned this because I realize my description of Starseed Pilgrim on the store page must be really confusing to someone who's new to the game! That's somewhat intentional but if you've come here and read this far you're probably still looking for an answer.

Q: What is Starseed Pilgrim?

A: It is better discovered on your own.
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Andrew Ryan Apr 18, 2013 @ 9:52am 
[[POTENTIAL MINOR SPOILER]]
Well, if the developer is visiting this thread, let me just take this chance to say thank you for an awesome game! It has been a long time since I encountered such a vibrant and unique title. I'm looking forward to seeing what happens if I get three keys together at one of those three-lock points. I have absolutely no idea, but I'm excited to find out.
qbicfeet Apr 19, 2013 @ 10:48am 
I hope I'm not being too spoilerific by adding "don't worry, it has a goal".
Ted May 8, 2013 @ 2:32pm 
I'm keen to get into these deeper mysteries, but for now, I'm stuck on the first level. I first gave up when getting the first star seemed to arbitrarily trap me ("your key is in another castle!") so I "lost" because I trusted the game. So after grinding my teeth a bit, I played again, finally got to the higher star, and lo, the key was in another star! "Secrets wrapped in secrets" is fine, but so far this game feels like a fat middle finger to even the slightest hint of warmth and accessibility.
Cyberbrickmaster86 May 8, 2013 @ 3:32pm 
I really don't feel like I want to keep playing this game, as the whole nature of the game is too much for me to get enjoyment out of. The amount of mystery I find is too far-fetched, and really, I just don't like the whole experience as it's pretty much just testing my patience and forcing me into a rage quit, before I even uncover any answers. The Metacritic score of this game deceived me, and now I want my money back. And I never will, because digital distribution never accepts refunds!
droqen  [developer] May 9, 2013 @ 1:31am 
I promise that metacritic scores will never perfectly line up with your tastes. One day you will hate something more that has a better metascore than this, and you will love something whose score clearly indicates that critics agree: it is Not Good or at best Mediocre.

I'm happy to refund you, but it's absurd to claim something as mechanical as metacritic is -deceiving- you! You just aren't paying enough attention! A metacritic score is a lot of genuine feelings about a thing squeezed into one stupid number. Take it as a general idea of something's popular value but not as a promise from the universe to you that you will consider this game an eighty-seven out of one-hundred on your INFALLIBLE SCALE O' GOODNESS.

That's it! That's my dumb spiel! If you want a refund, email me at hi@droqen.com and we'll figure something out; paypal's probably easiest for me.
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OutrageousCamel Jun 1 @ 7:33pm 
Came to this forum looking for answers as to whats happening in the game... I'm not dissapointed at all. Loved AntiChamber and the secrecy and suprise of the unknown and uncomprehendable. If people are saying dont look for answer, then that is my answer. Try and Fail I shall continue
adularia25 Jun 23 @ 7:32pm 
I must say, I love how secretive the game is! Finally a puzzle game that is worthy to puzzle your way through! Whenever I have a few seconds to play, this is the game I go to, trying to tease out more of the meaning.
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