Friday, June 21, 2013

Indie Spotlight: Moments of Reflection

Steven An is a programmer working at Unknown Worlds, the developers of Natural Selection 2. But on his own time, he designs fantastic little games that turn a simple, original idea into a polished product. Like this one:

You might be thinking: "nice art, graph paper... bunny person? what kind of game is this?" Observe:

The right half of the screen is a reflection of the left. Before the reflection was turned on, the carrot couldn't be reached, as it was in non-accessible space. Now, with the playable space reflected, the carrot can be crunched!

Simple, right? But that's the trick, isn't it? Finding an original, simple concept is no easy task!

As you progress, you find the angle of reflection can be rotated eight ways, and clicking makes it permanent. Add a resource that allows more reflections, some key and lock puzzles, light platforming, and you get a wonderfully deep puzzler.

It's not often you can say "I've never seen anything like that before," but here's your chance. Revel in the sensation of novel cranial activity for a while.

Play Moments of Reflection on Kongregate

You should also try his game Beat Juice Radio

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