History VideoGame / Miasmata

3rd May '17 4:01:46 PM Matt620
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The game takes place from a first-person perspective, with the player exploring a vast island. Players must survive day by day... finding water to stave off thirst, dealing with fever and other sickness, getting enough sleep, etc. The local plantlife can be researched and used to concoct a variety of helpful tonics and medicines. The game also uses a unique cartography system where the player goes to a high point and uses nearby landmarks to triangulate his position, expanding the area shown on his map as well as revealing his position on it.

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The game takes place from a first-person perspective, with the player exploring a vast island. Players must survive day by day... finding water to stave off thirst, dealing with fever and other sickness, getting enough sleep, etc. The local plantlife can be researched and used to concoct a variety of helpful tonics and medicines. The game also uses a unique cartography system where the player goes to a high point and uses nearby landmarks to triangulate his position, expanding the area shown on his map as well as revealing his position on it.



* EleventhHourSuperpower: Once you cure yourself, you can sprint and swim indefinitely and no longer take fall damage.

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* EleventhHourSuperpower: Once you cure yourself, you can sprint and swim indefinitely and indefinitely, no longer take fall damage. damage, have no need for medicine, and the creature never shows up.



* [[spoiler: ImaginaryEnemy[=/=]YourMindMakesItReal]]: It is heavily implied that the creature is actually [[spoiler: a hallucination caused by the plague, and is specific to Robert Hughs[=/=]Herbert Gouhs. Notably, none of the other scientists report being stalked by a bizarre demon-beast in ''their'' journals. Also, the creature stops appearing after you inject yourself with the cure.]]

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* [[spoiler: ImaginaryEnemy[=/=]YourMindMakesItReal]]: It [[spoiler:It is heavily implied that the creature is actually [[spoiler: a hallucination caused by the plague, and is specific to Robert Hughs[=/=]Herbert Gouhs. Notably, none of the other scientists report being stalked by a bizarre demon-beast in ''their'' journals. Also, the creature stops appearing after you inject yourself with the cure.]]



* MagnetHands: [[AvertedTrope Nope.]] Robert's grip might as well be made of butter. Swimming and losing your balance will cause you to lose your grip on whatever you were holding.
* MixAndMatchCritters: The creature appears to have elements of a panther, a lizard, and a bull.

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* MadeOfIron: It's actually very difficult for Robert to be "hurt" per say. Falling can exacerbate the plague and require medicine, but he can endure some pretty tough stuff and only need to swallow a pill to get back to normal.
* MagnetHands: [[AvertedTrope Nope.]] Robert's grip might as well be made of butter. Swimming and Drowning, or losing your balance balance, will cause you Robert to lose your grip on drop whatever you were holding.
he is holding. If the item falls nearby, he can pick it up.
* MixAndMatchCritters: The creature appears to have elements of a panther, a lizard, and a bull. [[spoiler:This hints at its psychological origins.]]



* SuperDrowningSkills: Justified with the plague exacerbating physical trauma.

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* SuperDrowningSkills: Robert can barely swim, and will drown very easily. Justified with the plague exacerbating physical trauma.



* TimeCompressionMontage: Done whenever you do something such as synthesize medicine, or research flora. Checking your watch will show you that these do in fact take up more time than you see.

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* TimeCompressionMontage: Done whenever you do something such as synthesize medicine, or research flora. Checking your watch will show you that these do in fact take up more time than you see.some time: Usually around an hour.



* WalkingShirtlessScene: The player can only see Robert's arms and shoulders when he moves, and it's clear he doesn't wear a shirt.

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* WalkingShirtlessScene: The player can only see Robert's arms and shoulders when he moves, and but it's clear he doesn't wear a shirt.shirt.
18th Mar '17 12:54:18 PM Matt620
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* BeautifulVoid: A huge island's worth of scenery, and only you and a murderous creature are there to enjoy it.

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* BeautifulVoid: A huge tropical island's worth of scenery, and only you and a murderous creature are there to enjoy it.



* InUniverseGameClock

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* InUniverseGameClockInUniverseGameClock: The player has a watch, sleeping passes time as well.



* MagnetHands: [[AvertedTrope Nope.]] Swimming and losing your balance will cause you to lose your grip on whatever you were holding.

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* MagnetHands: [[AvertedTrope Nope.]] Robert's grip might as well be made of butter. Swimming and losing your balance will cause you to lose your grip on whatever you were holding.



* MorePredatorsThanPrey: Apart from the scientists and the creature, there is no animal on the island larger than a rabbit, which begs the question as to how precisely an enormous carnivore can manage to survive so well there. [[spoiler: The answer is that is almost certainly does not]].

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* MorePredatorsThanPrey: Apart from the scientists and the creature, there is no animal on the island larger than a rabbit, which begs the question as to how precisely an enormous carnivore can manage to survive so well there. [[spoiler: The answer It's quite possible the creature is a hallucination, given that it disappears when Robert is almost certainly does not]].cured of the plague]].



* SceneryPorn: The beauty of the island is comparable to ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' or ''VideoGame/FarCry3''. Pretty impressive for something made by two brothers over the course of four years.

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* SceneryPorn: The beauty of the island is comparable to ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' or ''VideoGame/FarCry3''.''VideoGame/FarCry3'', with its lush vegetation, colorful flowers, and beautiful water physics. Pretty impressive for something made by two brothers over the course of four years.



* StellarName: All the science outposts are named after celestial bodies.

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* StellarName: All the science outposts are named after celestial bodies.stars or constellations.



* SurvivalSandbox: The primary goal is to survive for as long as possible while trying to cure yourself. In this case, the time pressure comes from the plague instead of a hunger meter.

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* SurvivalSandbox: The primary goal is to survive for as long as possible while trying to cure yourself. In this case, the time pressure comes from the plague instead (causing a fever in which the player needs to either take medicine or sleep) and thirst (which can be replenished if Robert has water in his canteen, at a body of fresh water, or in most outposts, which have a hunger meter.pitcher of water. These latter two will have Robert refill his canteen if its not completely full.


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* WalkingShirtlessScene: The player can only see Robert's arms and shoulders when he moves, and it's clear he doesn't wear a shirt.
15th May '16 2:57:39 PM timotaka
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* ShoutOut: The first memo you find from the research team is from [[Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace Professor Dagless to Doctor Sanchez]].

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* ShoutOut: The first memo you find from the research team is addressed as from [[Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace Professor Dagless to Doctor Sanchez]].
28th Mar '16 12:09:44 AM jormis29
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* TomatoInTheMirror: Upon exploring the island, it quickly becomes clear that one of the researchers, Herbert Gouhs, [[spoiler: went insane from the plague, began worshipping the creature, and went on a killing spree slaughtering all the other scientists.]] [[spoiler: It's heavily implied that Robert Hughes is actually an amnesiatic Herbert Gouhs, based on various clues found at the outposts, the game's ending which reveals the name Herbert Gouhs written on Robert's notebook, and the fact that their names are anagrams of each other.]]

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* TomatoInTheMirror: Upon exploring the island, it quickly becomes clear that one of the researchers, Herbert Gouhs, [[spoiler: went insane from the plague, began worshipping the creature, and went on a killing spree slaughtering all the other scientists.]] [[spoiler: It's heavily implied that Robert Hughes is actually an amnesiatic Herbert Gouhs, based on various clues found at the outposts, the game's ending which reveals the name Herbert Gouhs written on Robert's notebook, and [[SignificantAnagram the fact that their names are anagrams of each other.other]].]]
27th Mar '16 3:54:53 AM tenryufan
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* FanNickname: [[http://miasmata.wikia.com/wiki/Outpost_Mushroom Outpost Mushroom]], which even got a wiki page.
20th Jan '16 8:35:50 PM nombretomado
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''Miasmata'' is a 2012 first-person adventure[=/=]exploration[=/=]SurvivalHorror game, notable for being one of the first full releases from the {{Steam}} Greenlight service.

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''Miasmata'' is a 2012 first-person adventure[=/=]exploration[=/=]SurvivalHorror game, notable for being one of the first full releases from the {{Steam}} UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} Greenlight service.
31st Dec '15 4:09:34 PM timotaka
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* ShoutOut: The first memo you find from the research team is from [[Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace Professor Dagless to Doctor Sanchez]].
3rd Jul '15 9:23:48 AM Smoko
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* DrivenToSuicide: Isabella, most likely, given the note you find in her bottle. [[spoiler: This is also an interpretation of the ending, given how the camera focuses specifically on a bottle of alcohol and a knife]].



* MorePredatorsThanPrey: Apart from the scientists and the creature, there is no animal on the island larger than a rabbit, which begs the question as to how precisely an enormous carnivore can manage to survive so well there. [[spoiler: The answer is that is almost certainly does not]].



* SuperPersistentPredator: The creature will stalk you throughout the entire island, is liable to strike at any time, day or night, and will ignore all living creatures who aren't you.

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* SuperPersistentPredator: The creature will stalk you throughout the entire island, is liable to strike at any time, day or night, and will ignore all living creatures who aren't you. It's a very extreme example, as the ''only'' way to get it to stop hunting you is to force it to despawn, which can only be done by either running very far away from it (virtually impossible), driving it away via torches, or hiding until it leaves.
3rd Dec '14 11:41:48 PM KyleJacobs
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* SurvivalSandbox: The primary goal is to survive for as long as possible while trying to cure yourself. In this case, the time pressure comes from the plague instead of a hunger meter.
4th Oct '14 9:41:29 PM Joylock
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* TeleportingKeycardSquad: There are a heavy concentration of spawn points for the monster around rare, important plants, namely ingredients for permanent ability boosting medicines, as well as for the cure.

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* TeleportingKeycardSquad: There are a heavy concentration of spawn points for the monster around rare, important plants, namely ingredients for permanent ability boosting medicines, as well as for the cure. However, the monster spawns are still random instead of being definitely triggered by picking up these plants; if you're very lucky, you can grab multiple cure ingredients without ever running into the beast.
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