Vesper, the tried and true of an Italian adventure between Limbo and Oddworld

Vesper, the tried and true of an Italian adventure between Limbo and Oddworld


There are some games that we feel sympathy for. There is nothing we can do about it. Then we judge them for what they are, but in the meantime we are aware that for some reason they have intrigued us more than others, either for personal tastes, or for who knows what emotional stimulus that only a good psychologist could give us an account of.

For the writer, Vesper is one of those works to follow regardless of the job of editor. Just to tell a personal anecdote, the first time we saw it and started looking for information about it, we didn't know that it was developed in Italy, by a team at its first game.

So imagine how happy we were to try Vesper thanks to a rich demo.

The demo

The Vesper demo allows you to test some fragments of the game, taken from the first chapters. Difficult to draw conclusions on the final version, but it is still a great way to taste the main mechanics, based on the manipulation of light, and to immerse yourself in the peculiar atmosphere of the game world, which on the one hand recalls Limbo for the visual style of the elements in the foreground, all black silhouettes, while on the other it focuses on ultra-defined backdrops full of details, well-finished from a chromatic point of view.

Many of these topics will be the subject of the interview we extorted from Matteo Marzorati and Tommaso Loiacono, the two founders of Cordens Interactive, the studio behind the game, which you will find in the next paragraphs. Here we want to focus on the feeling transmitted by the gameplay, really intriguing.

Residents debate controversial Greene County solar farm

Jun. 30—Texas company Vesper Energy, formerly known as Lendlease, held an informational session Tuesday night for residents to ask questions about the solar farm the company plans to build in Greene County.

About 75 people came to the informational session, many with lists of questions for the company's representatives. The project has been divisive, as some neighbors believe it will hurt their land values while property owners who have contracted with the company argue it will help their farms.

Jenifer Adams, a spokeswoman for the group Citizens for Greene Acres, which opposes the solar farm, said the group has many concerns about the project, including about how it could affect their property values. She said she felt unsatisfied by the meeting Tuesday night.

'We feel like we're getting canned sales pitches or promises. We're not getting answers that are based in actual developer experience,' Adams said.

Vesper Energy plans to call the solar farm in Greene County Kingwood Solar Farm and has secured long-term leases with 17 landowners in that area.

The application for the solar farm estimates a multimillion dollar impact for Greene County, but only if certain approvals from county commissioners are met. The impact would come from construction work and tax revenue for both the county and the township.

Dylan Stickney, a development manager for Vesper Energy, stressed the solar panel technology is safe and has been proven not to have negative health affects, which was a misconception he has heard from locals.

'The last thing we want to do is pose any health or safety risk to any other community,' he said.

One farmer who leased his land to the company and didn't want to give his name because many of his neighbors are upset about the project said he saw the project as a way to preserve the land for decades into the future because the lease is over decades.

He said his kids do not live in the state and don't want to farm, so if they inherited right now, the most profitable thing to do with the land would be selling it to a developer. That's not something he's interested in, he said, and he hopes the land will remain undeveloped for decades into the future.

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'It's almost putting land in a land trust,' he said.

Matt Schilling, a spokesman for the Ohio Power Siting Board, the government agency that will approve or deny the project, said a public hearing will be held on the project in late summer or early fall.

The siting board said the earliest the project could be approved or denied would be early 2022.

Steve Combs, chairman of Xenia Twp. trustees, said he wished the farm was something that could be put to a referendum. He said he believed it was not popular enough to pass if it was put to a vote in Greene County.

Xenia Twp., Miami Twp. and Cedarville Twp. have all filed motions to intervene with the siting board.

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