Indie Intermission – ‘Thanks For Playing’ Flip Reverse It

Thanks for playing ss03

To round out the week I have a rather interesting game that forces you to play through a level in reverse. Your memory has been erased and it’s up to you to retrace your steps, exactly whilst collecting and killing everything as you did before -even if you don’t remember it.

Thanks For Playing by Alkemi is a highly creative game that forces you to retrace your steps exactly trying to prevent any paradoxes along the way and although an easy task in theory pulling it off can be rather demanding.

The game plays out like a puzzle platformer but with a new and novel twist that helps create some great new gameplay elements which I’ve not seen used elsewhere. Along with the solid gameplay the overall art style is very appealing and helps create a feeling that you are trapped in this madman’s lair and the ambient music just adds so much to this.

Thanks for playing ss02

Average play time – 10 minutes

Thanks For Playing is a well polish and fantastically designed game that provides players with fun and interesting new ways to interact with the environment. Although a rather short game I have no doubt in my mind this concept could be expanded upon to help create a more rounded game.

If you want to try your luck at resolving the ultimate paradox head to the developers site where you can play the game for free.

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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