April 16th, 2012 | By Chris Priestman
Binary Girl (Howie Venton) has released their free, tricky action-puzzle title, switch, on to Kongregate which has made us curse, bite our tongues and call the nearest cat an “idiot”.
Things are boring when you exist in just one dimension/world – you’ll know this if you’ve played a game that uses alterworlds and other crazy ideas. Also Fez. But we’re not here to talk about those games now, this moment of our one world existence is all about switch, which just happens to be a rather neat puzzle game. But damn it’s tricky!
Binary Girl got in touch with us with a link to their new game and innocently we clicked through to the screen of a thousand tortures. Blinded we were – blinded to what was to come. But first, a Java update. After that, onwards through the game’s sufficient tutorial in which we discovered the meaning of the game’s title. See that over-sized button on your keyboard? Yes, the space bar – meet your switch, for with this tool of elongated quadrilateral appearance you shall enter….ANOTHER WORLD! *cue appropriate music and the people making weird spooky-like sounds*
Now with our world switcher primed and ready to fire at a mere press, we entered the game that the deities do call switch. Not before a quick bathroom break though, all of that dimension-switching training certainly weakens one’s bladder. Alas, we were back and ready to go into this puzzle game the developer teased us as being “hard”. Do they not know the mountains we have climbed?! Hard? Pfft, please – don’t kid yourself.
Ten minutes later…
OH MY WORD! WHO DESIGNED THIS GAME? OH, BINARY GIRL – YOU SHOULD BE CONDEMNED TO HADES FOR SUCH TRICKERY! *cries and runs off*
Another ten minutes later…
Okay, we can breathe again, have stopped bleeding and even retuned the keys clumsily back into their pre-determined places in the keyboard. So switch – a game in which you are a weak little yellow square that must traverse from A to B. In this case, from Home to the Exit. The two planes of existence you can switch between have different level layouts and you’ll need to transfer between them to just get around the level because of solid walls for example. On top of that, you’ll need to collect keys and coins, dodge enemies and time tricky maneuvers. It’s a pretty great game and as it’s free you should certainly go play it – here’s the link.
There, we have done our bit. Now leave us to heal. Please.
More information on switch can be found on Kongregate where it can also be played, so make with it already.