Feign: by Ian Snyder is a fairly simple game set around finding nine people in a maze that would give a cartographer nightmares. Use [WASD] to move around, and the [arrow] keys swing the camera about. Although standing still will cause the number of people (or bodies, really) you've yet to find to display, the only thing you have for a map is your own brain. Think you have a good sense of direction? Feign: will put that to the test. How? Well... it's bigger on the inside.
Despite the atmosphere, there's nothing outright frightening about Feign:. Most of the unease comes from how difficult it is to track your progress since it's impossible to judge distance. You might think you're going around in circles but find you can't figure out how to get back where you started, right before you stumble across another body. Just thinking about actually being lost somewhere like this is enough to give you chills. The downside to all this is how frustrating it can get when you need to go back, and you can't because you're spectacularly lost. Especially once the terrain swaps palettes. The only way to start again is to refresh the page, sadly. Once you've played Feign:, there's really not much reason to go back and play it again, but it's worth a look because it's so strange.
The thing about art games and myself is that you get the best reactions when they act as blank slates for people to project upon, and slates don't get any blanker than the perplexingly unsettling experience that is Feign:. It's lonely, sombre, and, depending on your mood, reflective. Does the maze symbolize something? What about the various postures of the people you find? OH EM GEE YOU GUYZ WHO IS TEH LAST BODY ELEVENTY!!! (M Night Shyamalan is going to make a movie about this, you know his is, someone stop him before he strikes again!) You're free to take as much, or as little, away from the experience as you like. But one thing's for sure; when Ian Snyder and Brother Android let their Wonder Twin Powers Activate, strange and wonderful things happen, and I hope we see even more from them in the future.