first awkward fumblings

Creator: hexproof

Average Rating
6.1 / 10
Average Difficulty
57.0 / 100
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Needle (3) Short (1)


  • by blastedman
  • by blastedman

Creator's Comments:

hexproof [Creator]
I have updated this game to not include the idiot trap that was included in version 1.0.

While the intended vision of my game still contains that trap, the updated version is provided for those who do not want to deal with such a gimmick.

Version 1.1:

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Jul 25, 2022

4 Reviews:

This is a very good little game that is evidently a first outing on the creator's part, which itself is something of a surprise thanks to how palpable the mood and aesthetic of the game is. There was an obvious attempt at a minimal style combined with a spacious design that makes it come out looking super unique in a way that you just don't often see with debuts. There isn't much to the game content-wise, but what little is here stands out nicely as reasonably designed needle with some cool jumps here and there. It's not really like any game in particular that I could think of, its inspirations are not obvious, these facts being perhaps the most surprising about the game.

Recommended for those with some time to spare.

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Rating: 6.5 65       Difficulty: 55 55
Feb 15, 2022
Nice trap sign bruh.

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Rating: 4.9 49       Difficulty: 56 56
Dec 21, 2022
If I can make the presumption from the name that this is the maker's first release, then I'd say they also did a pretty solid job at making something that feels unique. This doesn't really feel like it's trying to mimick a style, but seems to create its own through the usage of triggers. These aren't just triggers on a block you need to reach either, but ones you have to touch during the middle of an ongoing jump, and so the lack of a landing at them actually makes it pretty interesting and unique. The majority of it plays pretty well, and of the few saves, only one of them really gave me trouble due to a hard-to-hit platform jump. I'll also give this special credit for having real music, that's always a treat in a needle game.

If I had anything to recommend, it would probably be to change the kid sprite. Yeah, it's a nitpick, but I think it would suit the visual style more if the Kid wasn't the only thing to not be custom. Probably a solid color would be fine, like white perhaps. The platform jump is also pretty rough, and I don't think I ever managed to get it consistent, but I may be a bit too rusty to have found a good strategy.

Overall, a pretty interesting first game that has a unique needle style I'd be interested in playing more of. I also didn't hit the trap since I knew about it so I'm not sure how I'd rate this if I did.

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Rating: 6.8 68       Difficulty: 60 60
Aug 21, 2022