What is it A deliberately-paced sci-fi mystery: three parts wandering to one part shooting.
Developer Big Robot
Publisher Big Robot
Reviewed on Intel Core i5-4440 CPU @ 3.1GHz, 8GB Expect To Pay £15/$20
Link Official site
Following on from the interestingly flawed Sir, You Are Being Hunted, The Signal From Tölva is a game about adapting to and managing your limitations. Which is exactly what developer Big Robot has done: this tiny British team has defied its constraints with a rugged and characterful sci-fi shooter that skilfully blends splendid world-building with taut action.
You explore the planet Tölva remotely, hijacking a surveyor robot to investigate the signal in question. Other surveyors will happily ignore you—though later you’ll be able to recruit them to fight alongside you—but robot factions (Zealots and Bandits) scattered across the map will shoot on sight.
It follows a familiar sandbox structure. Bring up your map and you have a handful of…