A Rush Of Wood: OIO

By Adam Smith on October 13th, 2011 at 9:48 am.

Wood men can't jump particularly smoothly or accurately

OIO is an indie platformer with some fun physics puzzles in which the main character, who is made out of wood, wakes up in a world that’s also made out of wood. So that’d be like me rolling out of a flesh-bed this morning, traipsing across the taut skin-floor, with its occasional clumps of hair and beard, and typing this on a keyboard made out of teeth and bones. I’d just close my eyes and weep. Thankfully, the little wooden man in OIO is made of sterner stuff and he uses the world to his advantage, lobbing seeds about the place to grow platforms.

There’s a demo, which shows a high level of polish in the environments but would be much more enjoyable with less clunky jumping. Silly wooden legs. The full version is available to purchase direct for £6.88, or through various digital distributors. Trailer below.

I approve of tiny platforming people being chased by giant circular saws.

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12 Comments »

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    felisc says:

    Mh, that sounded like the kind of dream i had when playing amnesia

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    Bluerps says:

    Heh. Sounds like a Cronenberg movie.
    (the world made of flesh, not the world made of wood)

    Hopefully, the world made of wood is less disturbing.

  3. Hoaxfish says:

    This looks pretty sweet, especially the curvy arm/legs when running around.

  4. Burning Man says:

    That metaphor just shattered my monocle.

    (I can have a monocle even if I’m not British, right? Right?)

  5. Dr. Evanzan says:

    “which shows a high level of polish in the environments”

    I believe that is just varnish.

  6. ChainsawCharlie says:

    No Steam sadface

  7. Shooop says:

    So that’d be like me rolling out of a flesh-bed this morning, traipsing across the taut skin-floor, with its occasional clumps of hair and beard, and typing this on a keyboard made out of teeth and bones.

    The image this put in my head will have me snickering throughout the rest of the day. Bravo.

  8. bluebogle says:

    “I’d just close my eyes and weep.” I laughed out loud reading that. Seems an appropriate response to such a disgusting scenario.