A lovely little game that will twist your perception of reality into a hundred lovely different shapes. Psychosomnium was originally a downloadable game by cactus. Now, with its Flixel-based Flash port from Miroslav Malesevic, anyone with a browser and a keyboard can experience the body-switching weirdo-world that is the inside of cactus' mind!
Controls are pretty simple, just use the [arrow] keys to move and jump. Later the [x] key will allow you to perform special feats, such as punching or flying higher in the air, but we won't get into that, as it would spoil bits of the game! Checkpoints are marked by gray boxes at the top of the screen pointing towards small buttons on the ground below.
Psychosomnium takes place in Jimmy's dream world. It's his world, so he gets to make the rules. Shortly after he learns this, Jimmy meets an untimely spike-induced end. Well, that's a bummer. Now, you're in control of another character, wandering the strange platform world that is Psychosomnium in search of Jimmy. This character swapping is the central mechanic in the game, and depending on who you're in control of, your abilities and the puzzles you have to solve will be different.
Psychosomnium is a short experience, and there isn't a whole lot of challenge apart from figuring out the unusual methods of clearing each screen. You'll get stuck a few times, but a little experimentation will always get you through. It's a different animal than most other browser-based platformers you've played, and we always love a game that bends your perception of reality a bit.