Creator: Derf

Average Rating
7.9 / 10
Average Difficulty
57.3 / 100
     Download Game


Needle (21) 50_floor (2) Visual_Challenge (4) Art (1) Sudoku (1) 65_diff (1) but_you_might (1) need_to_cancel (1)


  • by Emmanating
  • by DerpyHoovesIWBTG
  • by DerpyHoovesIWBTG
  • by DerpyHoovesIWBTG
  • by Emmanating
  • by DerpyHoovesIWBTG

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.

Read More

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

62 Reviews:

Vstring dependent drop - good stuff

Read More

Tagged as: Needle Sudoku
[0] Likes
Rating: 4.0 40       Difficulty: 65 65
Oct 17, 2021
my thoughts on this game: the visuals are very good i in particular like act 3, the needle is very fun and well made and i personally didnt mind the autosave/no visible save thing the only thing i wish i couldve done was be able to spawn in at the position i wanted to and although it didnt affect me much this game could be really tricky for those who cant 2f very well and the balancing for the most part is really good i never really felt like one act was SIGNIFICANTLY harder than another and the music is really good and adds to the atmosphere of the game really nicely although idk if its just a me thing but sometimes the music wouldnt restart so id just be playing in silence if this is a common issue you may wanna look into that but yeah thats how i feel about this game its extremely well done i saw this on the needle fsr for gold and it was the last one i had to do before getting gold and im VERY glad that this ended up being the final game for regular gold GREAT job derf!!!!!!

Read More

[0] Likes
Rating: 10.0 100       Difficulty: 55 55
Sep 6, 2021
I love when maker put something really uncommon and maybe personal in his creation. This is definetily the case with this game. If i need describe it with one word: "art" is first what floating from my mind. I guess this is not the needle for everyone - it has hard jumps here and there, and visuals are really queer... but for me, this is truly great game

Read More

[0] Likes
Rating: 8.4 84       Difficulty: 54 54
Jul 10, 2021
cool visuals and cool needle
but too many 2f required jump is not cool and make my hands hurts

Read More

[0] Likes
Rating: 7.6 76       Difficulty: 66 66
Nov 24, 2020
Especially interesting visuals and pretty fun jumps, it was an experience.

Read More

[0] Likes
Rating: 8.5 85       Difficulty: 55 55
Nov 7, 2020