Run, jump and turn the world upside-down! And Yet It Moves is an award-winning physics-based platform game in which players rotate the game world at will to solve challenging puzzles. Tilting the world turns walls into floors, slides into platforms, and stacks of rocks into dangerous hazards. Players navigate through a paper collage world created with colorful pieces of cardboard and set to distinctive music. With four different environments and unlockable modes, And Yet It Moves is a platformer that will provide gamers with endless challenges. Turn your world upside-down with And Yet It Moves!

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8 Osga21

Sep 29th, 2012 1 person agrees 0 people don't

Awesome sidescrolling adventure. Recommended!

ssokolow says
7 ssokolow

Feb 28th, 2012 1 person agrees 0 people don't

First, let me say that I love the use of the Galileo quote for the title and details like the wind and waving trees make the forest levels surprisingly engaging. However, there's still something the art style is missing and I'm not quite sure what it is. (I'm too used to the immersive stuff, like Trine, Frogatto, Braid, Cave Story, Aquaria, and Super Meat Boy)

I think the problem is that the game's "rotate the world" mechanic needs more polish and, as a result, detracts from the immersion rather than adding to it the way VVVVVV's gravity-inversion mechanic did.

For example, in the forest levels, what I really want is to enjoy exploring a forest full of waving, windy trees composed surprisingly pleasingly from scraps of photos. Instead, I find myself dedicating far too much attention to keeping track of which way I was supposed to be going and trying to guess which way is "up" on any given tree. (For personal, aesthetic reasons)

It also would probably have helped if the player's death sound fit in better with the "everything is paper" theme.

As for trivially-fixable gameplay quirks, it annoyed me that levels felt so long, yet there was no way to save part-way through and come back to the game later. I also found several spots where, if you flub it the first time, the reset isn't perfect and it's a pain to do it on later tries. I wish I could stop the camera from zooming.

Also, the bamboo springboard jumps were frustratingly, disproportionately difficult and I found that, with the default keybindings, I was always rotating the world the wrong way. I get the impression they didn't do enough playtesting with people who weren't part of the development team.

I got it for free while buying another game in a Humble Indie Bundle, but I'll probably beat it sooner or later so I can enjoy all of the paper-scrap environs, but my opinion of its gameplay isn't that far from Mark Twain's view of Golf: a good walk spoiled.

UPDATE: Though I must admit Chapter 3 is very cool.

snake4851 says
5 snake4851

Sep 6th, 2013 0 people agree 0 people don't

Entertaining for a while but ultimately leaves you craving something better.

jimothyjim says
6 jimothyjim

Dec 1st, 2012 0 people agree 0 people don't

More of a 6.5 than a 6. I bought this in a Steam sale and I've completed all levels at least once. It did some interesting things but in a couple places it was quite finicky to get certain items where they needed to be, including yourself. The game as a whole didn't quite click with me if I'm honest. Saying that, in terms of actual playability I never found any bugs and it looked polished enough. I think some people will probably really like this, but I can't say I'm one of them. If you're thinking of buying this at full price, make sure to check out a video or two beforehand so you know exactly what you're buying.

Apopas says
8 Apopas

Nov 22nd, 2012 0 people agree 0 people don't
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Very nice idea and beautiful graphics.

NormanPL says
8 NormanPL

Nov 4th, 2012 0 people agree 0 people don't

Nice platformer, but it not sucked Me.

enroxorz says
8 enroxorz

Jul 26th, 2012 0 people agree 0 people don't

Very addictive puzzler with a great art design. Not a whole lot in how to play the game, and sometimes can be frustrating, but all in all a great game to have.

little_caesar says
5 little_caesar

Jun 9th, 2012 0 people agree 0 people don't

Clunky and nerve-wrecking platformer with movable platforms. Too many plats. And forms.

Pi1grim says
9 Pi1grim

May 23rd, 2012 0 people agree 0 people don't

Decent game, interesting and refreshitng.

yorozu-radio says
7 yorozu-radio

Apr 23rd, 2012 0 people agree 1 person doesn't

Wonder atmosphere paper world
Good character is crushed sound effect [クシュ!]

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