It’s not very often that I review something from my game library that isn’t really a game, but I had to make an exception for Mojiken’s Banyu Lintar Angin – Little Storm -.
My first experience with Mojiken was the gorgeously crafted, emotional hidden object game, When the Past Was Around. It’s hard to avoid using the word “beautiful” for that one, but I’m starting to feel that that’s a recurring theme with Mojiken at this point – it’s certainly an apt description for Banyu Lintar Angin.
To be fair, Banyu Lintar Angin isn’t really a game in any sense of the word – there’s no gameplay, no puzzles, and not even any visual novel-type story to read or choices to make. Instead, it plays like a digital picture book – you’ll get to enjoy a series of depictions from the life of three siblings in rural Indonesia. There’s not really a comprehensive story to follow as much as a series of snapshots from everyday life. Riding bikes, cleaning the living room, and going to school are the types of scenes you’ll come across.
For a free download, I really think this one is worth checking out – the art is gorgeous and the feeling of togetherness in each scene is heartwarming. It’s a wonderful peek into the relationships between family and a little life in a place that I haven’t often seen games set.
Interested in experiencing Banyu Lintar Angin? Check it out for free on Steam!
And if you like what you see, consider playing more of the Mojiken library – next week we’ll be taking a look at the demo for their upcoming release, A Space for the Unbound!
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