Originally released for Steam by 35MM Games and recently ported to consoles by Sometimes You, 7th Sector is described as “set in a mysterious cyberpunk world. Immerse yourself on this intricate path, solving different puzzles, facing its dangers, and collecting scattered information to discover the story of this world.”
It is hard to describe what 7th Sector is in terms of gameplay, but you literally play as an electrical current. As the current, you work your way through wiring, transistors, and electronics trying to solve puzzles and work your way while there is a twisted story going on in the background.
The game has this atmosphere that is hauntingly beautiful and is so engrossing. The game keeps demanding more time and to solve more of these wonderful puzzles. Each one more rewarding than the last. 7th Sector is the very definition of “hidden indie gem.”
The audio goes for a very minimalist approach with a touch of Cyberpunk, and it totally pays off dividends in this game. No sound is wasted in this game, and I love it.
There are even some what I could call “horror elements” with some of the radio messages you unlock. These add to the rather sadistic plot that is going on in the background of this game.
Visually, the game is absolutely stunning. It is a treat to work through these environments. 35MM games absolutely outdid themselves on these visuals. The game is absolutely breathtaking. This is definitely art as far as I am concerned.
There is absolutely no questioning why 7th Sector holds an award in Visual Arts from DevGAMM.
I give this a very strong recommend for those looking for a unique indie experience that thinks outside the box.