For those of you caught unawares, this weekend lots of gaming enthusiasts all over our blue and green planet took it upon themselves to create a ridiculous number of games – apparently it was called the Global Game Jam… or something. depict1 is such a game.
Created by Kyle Pulver (with Alec Holowka providing the ditties), depict1 is a platformer which will hurt your head lots, but probably also make you smile too. An unknown announcer barks orders at you, which you need to follow… maybe. The whole game is pretty much an incredible mind-bork. Put it this way – you’re asked to ‘Press Nothing to Start’, then told the arrows keys will control your character, which a second later you’ll realise is a complete fabrication.
In a word, wonderful. Just go play it, you’ll see.