Browser-based, hook-handed platformer Scarygirl has been released (and is currently being crushed by the weight of internet traffic). It turns out to be a highly accomplished, preposterously beautiful little game: it’s a kind of perfect collision between the best children’s books and cream of 16-bit era platform puzzlers. The puzzles are splendidly intricate, it’s full of weird little details and flourishes, and the artwork – by master illustrator Nathan Jurevicius – is simply magnificently colourful and charming throughout. Clearly you must stop reading my blather and go play it without further ado.
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What happens when a prodigiously talented illustrator like, say, Nathan Jurevicius, turns his hand to designing a videogame? Well, it ends up being a side-scrolling action platformer with visuals that are so astonishingly good you could use them to start a religion. It’s called Scarygirl (site might be broken in Firefox). And this is seriously pretty stuff: a trailer that you will be CTRL-V’ing to everyone on your IM list in about five minutes time.
Via the awesome Indiegames blog, who reckon it will be free to play too. Blimey.