Your Bizarre Eyes
www.bit.ly/BizEyes This platformer tells the story of a man struggling to help a spouse who has lost her ability to see. Despite featuring only a trio of three-level worlds, however, it’ll take you a while to get through, thanks to some brutal design. Each stage takes place across a single screen, the majority of which is usually covered in spikes. The only tool at your disposal is a double jump, but pretty soon it works against you, when those deadly stalagmites become partnered with ceilings full of stalactites. There’s a pleasing momentum to your sullen character’s movement, and negotiating levels requires you to string a sequence of movements together with little or no time to rest in between. The game starts out in black and white, but with each conquered world more colour is introduced as you close in on your macabre goal.