Indie robotic mystery adventure
Rumu is a casual indie adventure game. Take on the role of a smart vacuum cleaner as they discover the truth of their strange home and their missing owners.View full description
- Great storytelling
- Excellent design
- Slow and linear
- Short story
Rumu is a casual indie adventure game. Take on the role of a smart vacuum cleaner as they discover the truth of their strange home and their missing owners.
Set in a futuristic neon home, Rumu is an impressively stylised experience based around the nature of A.I. and the ability of robots to think and feel. The titular character is a small vacuum cleaner who is tasked with keeping the family home clean. As time progresses and the main household A.I. Sabrina begins asking strange questions, the game morphs into a kind of point and click adventure game with horror overtones. The simple aesthetic and minimalist sound design combine to create an ominous feeling, infusing the robotic characters with surprising depth. Much of the great moments in Rumu are based around discovery and revelation, so players should go in knowing as little as possible. While the indie style and general lack of gameplay will exclude those only interested in action, the game should impress most gamers.
Rumu is a delightful game. Sound, visuals, and storytelling gel perfectly to create an emotionally challenging experience.