The best PC games ever The best PC games of 2018 so far PC gaming Black Friday deals Black Friday graphics card deals Best free games Monster Hunter: World guide

4

Stop! Sign Motion Demo Ahead

My favourite road sign is the graffitied 'STOP for me it's the CLAW'

A world where people in traffic signs and other warning notices are alive, and can run, jump, and swing on bits from other signs? That’s a nice setup for a quirky aesthetic, that, and it’s the idea behind Sign Motion. We’re taking a child escaped from a school crossing sign on a merry adventure of puzzle-platforming, doing all the rope-swinging, crate-pushing, obstacle-dodging, poison gas-avoiding one would expect from the genre. What’s going on beneath an interesting look? You can feel for yourself, as a demo has arrived a while after its release on Steam.

I myself did not really dig the demo. You guys are lucky I can’t easily insert a load of images, or this would be full of visual puns. That “dig it” two sentences back? Yeah, that’d be a ‘roadworks ahead’ warning sign. The floaty movement? ‘Low-flying aircraft’, maybe. The way sign outlines didn’t match the collision geometry might be a ‘road narrows on left’ sign. Possibly a nice ’roundabout’ for it doing the usual puzzle-platformer stuff. My natural lack of enthusiasm for puzzle-platformers would be the ‘wild animals ahead’ warning with a totally cool stag looking all wild and indifferent and jazz. Look at this list of road signs and come up with your own jokes; mine were probably worse.

It is an exciting look, and I did smile at seeing how it used some signs, but it wasn’t for me.

If you like puzzle-platformers, don’t listen to what I say: I got bored with Limbo and didn’t even finish it. The Sign Motion demo’s download is small, so pop on over to Steam if you fancy it.

Tagged with , , .

If you click our links to online stores and make a purchase we may receive a few pennies. Find more information here.

Who am I?

Alice O'Connor

News Editor

When not writing news, Alice may be found in the sea.

More by me

Support RPS and get an ad-free site, extra articles, and free stuff! Tell me more
Please enable Javascript to view comments.

Comments are now closed. Go have a lie down, Internet.

Advertisement

Latest videos