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Atuel (2022) is a surrealist narrative game where you traverse the topography and wildlife of the Atuel River, in Argentina. Like a documentary you watch clips from interviews with locals, exploring the intimate and historic relationships with land and nature. But like a game you explore these lands as different animals.

It's a documentary that uses interaction to connect you to the narrative it tells. You explore beautiful, dreamlike landscapes. Your perspective is fluid and interconnected with animals as you shapeshift to become different creatures and elements that form Atuel’s ecosystem.

As you progress you hear real-life interviews about the past, present, and future of the Atuel. These weave together to form a historic narrative about the intimate relationship between the land and its inhabitants. The result is a beautiful audiovisual experience focused on contemplative exploration in both English and Spanish.

Atuel was being developed by Matajuegos in collaboration with The Twelve 01 Project. Matajuegos is an Argentine game dev co-op dedicated to thinking and creating games from cultural, political, and artistic perspectives. The Twelve 01 Project is an international documentary team dedicated to telling stories about environmental preservation. The game is a sister project to their own film documentary of the same name.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Atuel 21 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 13 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Narrative and Traversal game. This is a single-player game.

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take around half an hour to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 7.

There are moments when animals are in danger from fire.

Skill Level

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. It's a game that doesn't require a high degree of skill to play. You do need to pay attention and reflect on the story to appreciate the experience.

CostsCosts

Atuel

Steam Store PC Free
Steam Store PC Free
App Store Mac Free
This game is free to play. There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 14/09/2022

Price: Free

Out Now: Mac and PC

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Narrative and Traversal

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D First-Person

Developer: Matajuegos Coop (@Matajuegos_Coop)


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