Some notes on the game itself.
Whether you're a seasoned player or just starting out, remember to check that the GAME SETTINGS match YOUR PREFERENCES.
Settings can be adjusted AT ANY TIME. This includes changing the DIFFICULTY LEVEL, as well as toggling features such as IN-GAME GUIDES and TUTORIALS.
To access your settings, pay close attention to your AVATAR. You will inhabit it throughout the game, so it pays to get familiar with it. Various PARTS of your avatar will respond AUTOMATICALLY to the game environment, providing you with vital clues.
All avatars also come equipped with certain SPECIAL SKILLS. Some may be available from the start, but most are for you to DISCOVER and UNLOCK.
NOTE! The appearance of your avatar may at times ADJUST AUTOMATICALLY, according to the in-game world you're currently inhabiting. Do not be alarmed! Your CHOICE OF AVATAR remains the same.
The most important setting is the GAME DIFFICULTY. Adjust this by LEANING FORWARD to increase difficulty, or BACKWARDS to decrease it.
Beyond game difficulty, certain COLOR levels can also be adjusted using your avatar. Spin CLOCKWISE to INCREASE AVATAR SENSITIVITY, or ANTI-CLOCKWISE to DECREASE it. Indicators will appear to show the current sensitivity level, easily recognizable when performed with the avatar's EYES CLOSED.
IN-GAME GUIDES can be found throughout the game worlds, usually presenting as OTHER AVATARS. Some represent OTHER PLAYERS, recognizable by their BRIGHT EYES and FACE. Others are NPCs, but may still deliver useful, scripted information.
NOTE! New players may at times ENTER AVATARS previously presenting as NPCs – so stay aware!
Auditory hints EXCLUSIVE TO YOUR AVATAR are always available. Play MUSIC or expose your avatar to NOISE to increase sensitivity to these. Listen carefully, as hints typically appear BETWEEN words, or through instruments or other sounds.
TUTORIALS may be accessed by interacting with IN-GAME GUIDES, or by consulting REFERENCE MATERIAL scattered throughout the game.
Your avatar will PROVIDE HINTS when GUIDES or TUTORIALS can be found nearby. Typical signs include:
- TINNITUS-LIKE FREQUENCIES or PRESSURE IN THE HEAD. Experienced players can also discern the TYPE of tutorial, LEVEL of the guide, etc.
- TINGLING IN FEET or OTHER BODY PARTS. Typically indicates being ON THE RIGHT TRACK, particularly when on a quest.
- FLASHING LIGHTS. Often an indicator of OTHERS WATCHING YOUR GAME STREAM, but may also represent overlap with OTHER IN-GAME WORLDS.
Finally, PAY CLOSE ATTENTION to the contents of your game world. Hints and clues will often appear at critical moments, and may be EXACTLY WHAT IS NEEDED to complete a quest.
Have fun! And always remember to PLAY FAIR. The game ISN'T SINGLE PLAYER – UNTIL IT IS.