Creator: Derf

Average Rating
7.9 / 10
Average Difficulty
57.3 / 100
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Creator's Comments:

TheNewDerf [Creator]
Hey -- I appreciate everyone who has taken time to leave feedback, even though I don't make games anymore.

Just to clear up a common observation on XIFT: this game was part of a larger structure of games which all had certain states of mind as their theme. This game's theme was anxiety. That's the reason why the saves are invisible (to keep players in a state of unease), and it's the reason why the visuals force the player to constantly focus on reading the spikes, instead of passively relying on knowing their shape. These decisions clearly have quality-of-life drawbacks (as with most of the games I made, I was to a certain degree trying to alienate the player), but at the time I felt they were justified to make a unique experience which was different to a normal 50-floor needle game.

You can make your own mind up as to whether or not this was a worthwhile trade-off (just because these decisions were intentional doesn't mean they were good design choices for you, of course). I just wanted to leave this here for the people who think these decisions were thoughtless or arbitrary. Nothing in my games was ever thoughtless--even if a lot of what I made didn't work out the way I wanted it to, and in a lot of respects failed. I was a teenager, and a novice--but I was always passionate about fangames. I think a lot of people were like that, and that's part of the joy of the community.

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[14] Likes
Rating: N/A       Difficulty: N/A
Sep 14, 2019

62 Reviews:

XIFT is probably one of my favourite needle games of all time. The style is trippy, but its unique and doesn't just throw messy shades of colours at you. The needle is some of the most unique I have seen and was generally the most fun I have had playing needle in a long time. I would of given it a perfect 10 but some jumps and screens were just really annoying so I couldn't get myself to do it. Overall if you want a very unique needle experience, this is the game to play.

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[8] Likes
Rating: 9.5 95       Difficulty: 55 55
Aug 1, 2017
Good needle with an amazing art design.

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Rating: 8.8 88       Difficulty: 65 65
Aug 25, 2020
Really well made needle game that is both aesthetically pleasing and creatively challenging. You will find lots of interesting jumps through this 50 floor journey, but some jumps do feel more annoying than amusing, especially in the last two stages. The entire game is set in a hallucination and this aspect is intertwined with the graphics cleverly. The soundtrack also is great and fits the game perfectly.
The minor gripes I have with the game are the weird design choices that seemed questionable, like the absence of visual savepoints and the fact that there is no death and time counter. These are really small and petty issues in a game chock full of amazing content. Would definitely recommend if you like needle.

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Tagged as: Needle 50_floor
[3] Likes
Rating: 8.7 87       Difficulty: 60 60
May 9, 2018
Great needle tbh

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[3] Likes
Rating: 9.0 90       Difficulty: N/A
May 6, 2018
Я смог пережить эту игру.

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[3] Likes
Rating: 3.9 39       Difficulty: N/A
May 6, 2018