Indie Intermission – ‘Orbfuscated’ Have You Got The Balls For This?

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Today I was looking through some developer’s sites, only to stumble across one game that was rather great. Created for the last Ludum Dare Orbfuscated by Robert Shenton and a friend, I still don’t know how this one got by me.

Orbfuscated is a very interesting puzzle platformer  in which you take control of a rather ominous trench-coat wearing man who has a very peculiar weapon that allows  him to reveal these invisible platforms.

As the levels consist of mostly invisible platforms this trait is a pretty good one to have in this game, and of courses it makes things possible. Using this weapon you must fire the balls around the level to reveal the numerous platforms that will inevitably allow you to complete the level.

It’s a very interesting idea and does work very well as a puzzle platformer offering some very creative and fun puzzles to over come.

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Average play time – 20 minutes

Orbfuscated is a very interesting game that offers a suitable challenge along with a very fun experience. The concept works very well in this environment and I do like the idea of limiting the number of balls you can use in a single reload, however I do feel two may be a little stringent.

Play Orbfuscated online now.

Be sure to check out Robert Shenton’s site to find more great games from him.

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Raised on C&C, Theme Hospital, and Dungeon Keeper it was inevitable I would become a strategy nerd... and Sci-Fi (I love Sci-Fi). Board gaming is my second love (after video games of course). Find me on Twitter @alexwilkinson