Yo. Three years ago I made a thread asking for games with bouncing projectiles in them, as research for a game I was making. And that thread was really useful for me
and really fun for some other people! So I thought it bore repeating with the new kind of game I'm making: a game where you have to do things with a kind of distortion on your perspective.A better description of what I'm looking for
First to say, I am looking for games where the distortion is a part of the challenge. There are games like MadWorld
which have such weird graphical styles that it might constitute "distortion", but you wouldn't go as far as to say that the distortion is part of the actual game. Instead I'm thinking about games where you have to force your brain to think twice about processing visual information, either in order to solve puzzles, or to do actiony things.Some games I have thought of so far
-Most levels in Space Giraffe
have challenging and awesome distortions that are kinda hard to verbally describe. I encourage you to watch
if you don't know Space Giraffe
. Some people hate Space Giraffe
; they think obfuscation is not a valid way of creating difficulty, that it will always be "cheap". But if you watch that video of level 64, I think it is clear that someone who believes this is missing out on a very sophisticated kind of beauty. Jonathan Blow believes that the game can give you a new way of looking at the world
-Where is my heart?
is a fun game by the Johann Sebastian Joust
people. It doesn't explore its "multiple views into the room" idea as clearly as some other puzzle platformers, but it has a lovely beginning and an interesting feeling to it.
is the same gimmick as Where Is My Heart?
, with execution that isn't quite as good.
-This room from the final level of Castlevania: Bloodlines
. I love this game, and I love this part of this game. Again, it breaks the screen up into boxes that get moved somewhat. But it's not higgldy piggldy; it is composed to give you a specific kind of challenge when you fight Medusa Heads in the room.
-Some borderline cases are Fez, Closure
, and Millions