My first foray into being on a PR list.
What is PR?
This seems a silly question as most of us know what those two letters represent. Public Relations is important to companies that want to make a positive impression on the public and their target demographic.
In the make-up and beauty world, it means sending out packages with the latest make-up the company has developed so the beauty influencers try it out and review the products for exposure and free advertising.
In the gaming industry, it’s giving people either early access to alpha or beta testing and allowing them to either stream the game or make video content on it for the same reason as above.
The gamer or influencer gets free stuff, and the companies get free advertising.
So, with that out of they way, what the heck is the company behind the game above, how did I get on their PR list, and what the heck is the game that’s in the title?
Quantum Astrophysics Guild
They are a game developing company and publishing partner. Not only do they develop and distribute their own games, but they also help other indie game developers by advertising their games as well. They are known for two award-winning games: The Bridge and Tumblestone.
As my geek account is a small one across all the platforms, the last thing I was expecting on my Twitter was to get DM from a dev and publisher with a game key and a request to review and play a game. The DM was announcing the release of the game in the title, along with a key, a request for me to make content on the game, and a trailer for the game so I had an idea of what the game entailed. I thanked them.
About a month later, they contacted me again. I am on the road with my truck driver husband and making content is a challenge at the best of times. I didn’t know if I was even going to be able to do so until I was able to cancel the truck noise. I thanked them again and was starting to feel kind of bad.
Eight days later, a third DM, key, and request. I had no clue how I was going to do this, but in November, when they sent me my form to fill out, I knew it was official. I was on my first PR list. So, without further ado, let’s get into the review complete with screen shots.
The Ambassador Fractured Timelines
The game takes place in a land called Tamaris, and you are recruited to help set things right. It’s a platform, adventure game with pixel graphics and a Zelda feel. The combat feels like an old game I used to play, Robotron 2084.
The color palette is fitting for the story and not too flashy. The gameplay is smooth. The targeting is simple and the tutorial leaves no question as to how to play the game. It is 2D, but that doesn’t take away from its charm.
I have started my first PR video series with this game and will be doing series on the other two they gifted me.
It does have its problems. Sometimes the controls can be a bit sensitive and you can drop your spear. I have yet to figure out if that is part of the design or a glitch. There is no way to restore your mana except to wait for it.
4 out of five espresso shots.
Anissa “Maddy” Walker