Super Eek Boy: Hollow

By Alec Meer on September 9th, 2011 at 4:06 pm.

I'm willing to bet that mouth is exactly the size and shape of my character's head

The fountain of splendiferousness that is Ludum Dare spurts up another mini-gem: spooky platformer Hollow. Retroesque indie platformers are ten a penny, but the vital trick in Connor Ullmann’s free browser game, created for Ludum Dare 21, is to make you afraid of the dark. For in it, monsters lurk. Many of these monsters can be defeated, with a consistently joyous flying headbutt move, but that’s not the point. You can’t quite see where they are and when they’re coming for you until they’re basically about to eat your tiny, pixel-art, spelunking face.

Therefore, scary. Only a little, but enough, and with a wide range of impressive grotesques lurking in the all-too-near shadows. Beneath the spooks, it’s an artful and rapidly fiendish wee platformer in its own right. Play!

Via Indiegames.

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6 Comments »

  1. Miodrag Kovachevic says:

    It’s like the offspring of Trial & Error and Leap of Faith.

  2. Hoaxfish says:

    Got a fair way into it, then just gave up on this bit with alternating floor-jelly and wall-worms where you have to jump to some spot beyond your view… stopped there.

    Nice, but I think I’ll wait and then watch someone else complete it on youtube.

  3. Shazbut says:

    The last level can kiss my arse. That’s all I have to say

  4. Lambchops says:

    Level 11 was the sticking point for me, just seemed like an exercise in frustration. Good effort for a quickly iterated game though.

  5. disperse says:

    I finished this game and now I hate you Alec Meer.