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Have You Played… Windosill?

Poke it!

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

Windosill is a magical diorama full of wonderful, eerie, and often sentient objects to pull, tug, ping, crank, stroke, yank, slide, tickle, and otherwise poke at. It’s a short puzzle game where getting things wrong is just as pleasant as getting them right. Each pretty object has a playful interaction, makes a nice sound, and moves in a pleasant way. Who knew jabbing at an amorphous box filled with eyes, mouths, noses, beaks, and teeth could be so relaxing?

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Letters Of Intent: Metamorphabet

The work of some developers is as immediately recognisable as a particular painter’s oeuvre*. Take Metamorphabet, a game in which the alphabet comes to life one letter at a time. The player strokes, pokes and tickles each grapheme, causing appendages to sprout and activities to commence. The trailer shows an ‘A’ undergoing changes related to ‘antlers’, ‘arch’ and ‘amble’. The graphical style and friendly digital toy nature of the trailer immediately reminded me of Windosill and with good reason. The game is the product of the same studio, Vectorpark, and it’s as distinctive as one of Lowry’s matchstick municipalities.

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(Almost) Free Toy: Windosill For A Cent

This man alone is worth a dollar

The gorgeous and utterly charming Windosill, whose gentle and sometimes dream-like interactions play out in what is still some of the best Flashcrafting out there, has just been released on iPad. And why, pray tell, would that be of interest to those of us who choose a mechanical pointing device over the dubious pleasures of poking at things with out fingers? Settle down and I shall explain all. In celebration of the game’s move into the touchy realm, it has been made available at a price of your choosing. You can still play the first part of the game for free but for a limited time the full version can be unlocked, to play online or as a download, for anything from a single cent upwards. There’s a short video below.

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Admire The View: Vectorpark’s Windosill

Stop fixing them!

Vectorpark (Patrick Smith), creator of 2007’s wonderful Feed The Head, offers a gorgeous new downloadable Flash game: Windosill. It’s the gentle tale of a small toy car, quietly trundling its way through a series of screens, each requiring exploration and interaction to discover a small white cube that will unlock the next room. This begins in what might well the shelves of a child’s bedroom, but very quickly enters the amorphous reality that makes Smith’s games so distinctive.

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