Niche Spotlight – Observation


Today’s Spotlight is Observation, a narrative-driven sci-fi thriller by No Code and Devolver Digital.

The game released on the Epic Games Store and PlayStation 4 a year ago, but recently made its way to GOG and Steam. The game is set onboard a space station, whose crew has mysteriously vanished.

The only ones left are Dr. Emma Fisher and S.A.M., the station’s AI companion. As S.A.M., it is your job to help Emma uncover what happened to the crew, and what mysterious force is changing S.A.M., and the station itself.

You can find a trailer for the game below.

Observation is available on Windows PC (via the Epic Games Store, GOG, and Steam), and PlayStation 4 for $24.99.

You can find a rundown of the game (via Steam) below:

Observation is a sci-fi thriller uncovering what happened to Dr. Emma Fisher, and the crew of her mission, through the lens of the station’s artificial intelligence S.A.M. Players assume the role of S.A.M. by operating the station’s control systems, cameras, and tools to assist Emma in discovering what is happening to the station, the vanished crew, and S.A.M. himself.

You’re not on the station, you are the station

Blending narrative adventure, puzzles, exploration, and cosmic existential horror, uncover the true nature of yourself, your crew, and the mysterious always-present hexagon on Saturn…

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Frank Streva


Niche Gamer’s resident indie expert. Digs through the Steam new releases so you don’t have to. Massive fan of miniature and board games as well.