By Alec Meer on March 20th, 2012 at 9:36 am.
One is the grandaddy of the now ubiquitous auto-running genre, the other a divisive interactive poem about love and death. Together, Canabalt and Passage make Passagebalt: an auto-runner about love and death. The longer you run for, the older you get. Somewhere along the line, your true love waits. Can you protect them? Will you die alone or loved? What is love, anyway? Oh, shut up and press jump.
It’s an ingeniously natural fit, particularly in how the jumps become longer and harder as your wee pixel-chap becomes older, while the sudden horror of your following, AI-controlled partner failing to make a leap and plunging to their unseen death does offer a comedic pratfall touch that the resolutely po-faced Passage lacks.
Via FreeIndieGam.es, which I suspect I’m going to be saying at the bottom of a lot of posts from now on.