This week sees the discharge of considered one of my most anticipated video games of the 12 months and I needed to take a second to verify it’s on everybody’s radar. It’s referred to as Baba is You and it’s… completely different. You play as a rabbit (or a wall, door, or key) and attempt to make it to the exit which is typically a door and typically anything within the stage.
The core conceit of Baba is You comes from altering the definitions of objects on this planet. This is completed by switching or in any other case modifying massive X is Y statements on this planet. This means Baba is you, however as soon as you progress issues across the new guidelines for the extent could be rock is you, door is you, or water is objective. It’s this initially easy mechanic which makes this a radically completely different sort of puzzle recreation.
But you will have heard of Baba is You earlier than. Before its launch this week, there was a Baba is You jam recreation which stays a good way to attempt the sport earlier than shopping for it. The X is Y mechanic remains to be current but it surely lacks plenty of the polish and thoughtfulness of the complete launch. Or perhaps you’re not plugged into the jam scene and heard about Baba is You from its 4 nominations and pair of wins on the IGF final 12 months. Yeah, this recreation is sweet sufficient to win not one, however two of the best prizes in indie gaming.
It may appear a bit unusual to dedicate a complete publish on the itch.io Blog to only one recreation, however Baba is You looks like one thing genuinely particular. There’s a magic inside it that means one thing new is coming. It’s a sensible puzzler that I might like to see develop into the template for a brand new department of the puzzle style going ahead.
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