November 2nd, 2012 | By Alex Wilkinson
Exploring the red planet can be rather bad for your health - especially if science fiction is anything to go by – but it is your only option when you run out of fuel traversing space. You would hope for some inter-planet refueling station but either your astronaut has no money or they don’t exist.
This sets the scene in Redder a 2D puzzle platformer where you play as an astronaut trapped on Mars. All out of options and stuck on this red rock you must explore this planet to obtain more fuel to continue home after braving this treacherous planet.
Redder is a great little title made by the very talented Dessgeega and has a very neat graphics style that is clean and functional. The game plays well and offers continuous puzzles and tests to keep you busy for a good amount of time. It is one of the longer games I have looked at here but really is worth a play at least and with the weekend coming up, plenty of time to game – just saying.
As puzzle platformers go this is a bit more relaxed than most as you move around very much at your own pace. Most of the puzzles I encountered were not too taxing but did give you satisfaction when finishing them and none felt like a grind.
Along with some great music playing over the top Redder really is a very nice and fun little game to waste some time with, and with winter knocking at the door who really wants to go outside? With the varied environments and continually evolving puzzles you really can have a lot of fun with this game.
Average play time – Less than one hour
Redder is a nice relaxed but interesting and fun puzzle platformer. The setting and style complement each other greatly and it all comes together in this fantastic game. Play Redder on Newground here. Be sure to check out Dessgeega’s site here for all the latest on her games.
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