Posts Tagged ‘and yet it moves’

Looking Fly: Secrets Of Raetikon Is Gorgeous

By Nathan Grayson on August 7th, 2013.

True nature fact: all birds are in a state of constant war over triangles.

I am deathly afraid of heights, yet I desperately long to fly high above the clouds, unrestrained by any sort of machinery or the laws of physics. This is the complex duality of my nature. If I was actually granted the power of flight, I’d be the worst superhero ever – too busy screaming until I vomited a lung on confused bystanders to save anybody. But I digress. Secrets of Raetikon might just allow me to fulfill my fantasy without the disgusting particulars of reality getting in the way. It’s about gentle, feather-like swooping and soaring, and it hails from And Yet It Moves developer Broken Rules. In it, nature and ancient machinery and peaceful exploration collide. It looks delightful.

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And Yet It Flies: Chasing Aurora Looks Gorgeous

By Nathan Grayson on May 3rd, 2012.

The Alps, much like the rest of Austria, are of course made from brightly colored construction paper.

Oh goodness. Chasing Aurora, the latest from And Yet It Moves developer Broken Rules, looks like it’s really shaping up to be something special. It’s being billed as an “explorative 2D aerial action game about the dream of flight” in the “hostile environment of the Alps.” This mood teaser, though, demonstrates hostility on par with that of a kitten herd in a warm pillow and sunlight beam factory. It’s downright serene, but in a gloriously mesmerizing fashion. I think I’ve watched the all-too-brief trailer five or so times now, just to soak up all the little details of the wind’s undulating whistle and the music’s instrumental peaks and valleys in relation to the avian main character’s traversal of actual peaks and valleys. That screenshot doesn’t do this one justice. See it in oddly absorbing, physics-powered motion after the break.

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Humble Grumbles / Bundle Of Joy

By Alec Meer on December 21st, 2011.

Reusing this picture means I don't have to type in all the names of the HB4 games again. I SO CLEVER.

Good news and less good news from the Humble Bundle camp today. The happier end of the bargain is that purchasers of the current Humble Bundle 4 now get the base contents of Humble Bundle 3 (i.e. VVVVVV, Crayon Physics Deluxe, Cogs, And Yet It Moves, and Hammerfight) added to their pack. That’s if they’ve bought HB4 already. If they haven’t, they’ll have to beat the average price to get the bonus goodies. The average price is currently $5.17 million.
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None More Bundley: Humble Bundle 3 Is Go

By Alec Meer on July 26th, 2011.

Yes, you worked it out from the pictures. You're incredibly clever. Can I marry you?

First there was a Humble Indie Bundle. Then there was another Humble Indie Bundle. And now, there is a third Humble Indie Bundle! So it goes.

Yes, the pay-what-you-want pack that has brought welcome funds to indie devs and philanthropic organisations alike (not to mention giving gamers a fat pack of splendid indie games for bargain prices) has returned for a new Summer of fun. But which splendid indie games are in it, exactly? I’m glad you asked.

You know what to do…

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Paperboy: Felix Bohatsch On ‘And Yet It Moves’

By Alec Meer on April 10th, 2009.

Good Friday does, of course, mean one thing: rotating abstract 2D worlds to aid the progress of a crazy-haired man made of paper. We ran a brief story about inventive, long-in-the-making indie puzzle-platformer And Yet It Moves a little while back, and since then the full game’s been released. We’ll have some impressions up on the site soon, but before that we had a chat with developer Broken Rules’ Project Lead Felix Bohastch, one of the masterminds behind a game that began life as a project at the Vienna University of Technology. Soon afterwards, a prototype of AYIM became the 2007 Independent Games Festival Student Showcase Winner, so this commercial version is, quietly, a highly anticipated game.

Beneath the jump, Felix explains the thinking behind the game, why it’s been so long coming, and why the physics-based platformer is a genre so weirdly beloved by indie developers.
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Paperback Right-Angler: And Yet It Moves

By Alec Meer on March 26th, 2009.

Ooh, you aren’t half going to like this one, unless you’re horrible. You’re not horrible, are you? It’d be a shame if you were. I picked this’un up via PC Gamer’s Twitter, which suggests the latest social networking fadette has a useful purpose after all.

And Yet It Moves is almost a meta-indie game, combining (probably coincidentally) elements of Fez, Braid, Shift, World of Goo, Gumboy and Narbacular Drop to create a beautifully-realised physics platformer with character and inspiration that’s all its own.

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