During the past year, countless numbers of people have found themselves stuck at home because of the pandemic. That has required practically every individual throughout the world to come up with their own way to stay entertained. One of the most popular ways has proven to be downloading video games.
Rest assured, these are not your grandparents’ video games. In fact, one notable game from Wales Interactive just passed a true benchmark. Their game, Maid of Sker, has been downloaded no less than one million times. This marks what many consider to be a true turning point in the video game industry, as more and more people become interested in the industry as a whole. More specifically, they are becoming interested in games like Maid of Sker. They allow players to fully take part in a game that changes based on individual choices.
Maid of Sker is rich in Welsh heritage, something that may not be altogether unexpected from a game made by Wales Interactive. The company is fiercely proud of its Welsh heritage and that pride shines through beautifully. In fact, the entire game is based on Welsh folklore. It's even complete with old Welsh songs such as Calon Lan and All Through the Night, songs that have been stalwarts in Welsh heritage and folklore for years. To further drive the point home, all of the songs featured in the game are performed hauntingly and beautifully. This only adds to the dynamic of the game, creating a rich atmosphere that can scarcely be equaled.
One of the things that makes this game truly unique is the fact that no matter how many times you play, you're not ever truly playing the same game twice. It is a truly interactive game, meaning that you take center stage as the main character. As such, every choice you make has an impact that can potentially change the outcome of the story. Even something as simple as walking into a different room can completely change the course of action from that point forward. There are plenty of challenges and a few jump-scares along the way, but perhaps the most challenging thing about the game is that you have to maintain laser-like focus in order to make sure that you don't miss anything.
The game is as much a puzzle as anything else, with a few heart-pounding twists along the way. For anyone who loves horror, this game should be at the top of their list. The same is true for those who love to solve problems or find solutions by picking up missing clues. It's sort of like playing as Sherlock Holmes in a haunted hotel, all with a good dose of Welsh folklore thrown in. One thing is certain, the game is addictive enough in its own right. The very idea of being able to play through it multiple times in order to see different things and get different outcomes is enough to hook most gamers.
It's exciting to see where Wales Interactive will choose to go next. If Maid of Sker is any indication, the company is very much a major player in the gaming industry, one that is quickly making a name for itself while doing things its own way.