The first of four episodes of Pixelate’s Black Forest series of mini games is now available for download. Pixelate, the team behind Mr. Bounce are bringing a series of tiny, experimental games this month, one episode per week. We have had a little preview of all four and enjoyed them thoroughly. For now, you can enjoy the first of four followed by more in the next few weeks.
All episodes feature a little ghost as the main character, but have completely different game mechanics. The player takes on the ghost’s role who finds himself in unfamiliar, alien environments. There is no tutorial – only five small icons that indicate what keys and buttons the player can use to interact with the game world. Like sketches, every episode deliberately does not aim to be a “complete” game, but is rather an effort to create emotional experiences that are more personal and different from the ones traditional game design has to offer.
Posted on: 07/12/2009