NODOMUS is a surreal simulation game where you view camera feeds from probes sent into a void. You can zoom in and out and switch between different camera feeds. You can’t interact with anything, as you’re just an observer.
Developed by Colorfiction, this game is available for Windows 7 up to 10, and in English. It's worth mentioning that this title contains flashing images that might not be suitable for all players. Other simulation games you can try include American Truck Simulator and Start Survey.
About the game
NODOMUS uses six cameras to record probes sent into a mysterious void. You can see these probes at scale. The cameras have fixed angles, so all you can control is the lens zoom and audio volumes. The camera angles vary from wide to close-up.
Images are difficult to identify, although some of them can make you think you are looking through the trees to the bright light of the sun. Instead, you may see the faint outline of a city.
The game seems to have no purpose other than viewing the various flashing images. It seems to give a view of cosmic horror, leaving us with an uneasy feeling, awaking our fear of the unknown. The harsh noises used in the background add to the eerie feeling.
It doesn’t feature typical horror elements like blood and gore but creates an anxious feeling with the changing images through different camera angles. An important note is that the game features flashing images and bright lights.
NODOMUS vs. Start Survey
When you are playing NODOMUS, you’re an observer without much control. You can zoom in and out and change cameras, but you can’t interact with anything you see. It creates a creepy feeling with the constant movement and changes.
Start Survey is a psychological simulation game with a twist. You complete questions in a survey, but it unsettles you with the many awkward questions to answer. It’s a short game, with a creepy experience, due to existential questions with only ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answers.
Neither of these games features typical horror elements like blood and gore but create an anxious feeling through different means.
Confusing and unsettling
The imagery in NODOMUS is hard to identify, as they are always moving and constantly changing. The game creates a surreal experience, leaving you with an anxious feeling of being lost in a strange world. Due to the distracting flashing images and bright lights, you won't play this game for very long.