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Here Comes The Hotstepper: One Step Back

By Kieron Gillen on August 3rd, 2010.

It does actually end up being really quite beautiful.

Sweet. The Master of Savy points me in the direction of One Step Back, which is another crisp arty platformer. Its “thing” is that a few seconds after you begin a level, a duplicate of yourself starts to ghost your path. Then a few seconds later, another follows. And another. If you collide with any of the ghosts, you die. The aim is to get to an exit – which only opens after a time limit. In other words, it’s about navigating a route which allows you to avoid your previous paths long enough. Helpfully, like that-bit-in-Braid time only flows when you’re actually moving. While its iffy wall jump is the main form of frustration, I found this a really lovingly designed shortform game, even before it hit its half-way change-of-pace. Do give it a try. And now, here’s the heavy-heavy-monster-sound of Madness…
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