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Give up? Not bloody likely…

I’ve been spending the last 20 minutes or so playing the online flash game called Give Up, Robot and it’s the kind of game that I just can’t put down. I keep thinking “just one more level” even though I’m dying over and over and over and over… It’s a puzzle platformer in the same vein as N+ or ‘Splosion Man, the kind where you jump around a level with millimeter precision, trying to get to the end without touching something that kills you. In Give Up, Robot, there are a lot of things that kill you. To counter that, you have the ability to jump and a grapple hook with which you can swing around platforms and walls. In every room you start on the left side and your goal is to get to the opening on the right side. The difficulty gets ramped up fairly quickly and you’ll die A LOT.

It’s not exactly a stunner visually, but it’s definitely got a unique style. In short: it induces epilepsy. At least I think so if you’re predisposed to that sort of thing. It looks really trippy, with a kind of retro touch to it. Sound-wise, the music is retro bitpop that is very, very catchy, and the rest of the sound effects fit well too. Whenever you die, a robot voice says some random stuff. It all fits really well together and the controls are simple. I suggest you go give it a shot!

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