Infinite Monkeys Bending Reality
Are infinite monkeys tapping at typewriters the best things going? They can do everything. First the works of Shakespeare, and now this puzzle platforming game, Infinite Monkeys Bending Reality. Oh sure, deeper beige claims the credit, but I don't think that's fair if you have infinite monkeys to do your work for you. Who knew that a bunch of simians could create a game that depicts one of their number being cruelly experimented upon, forced to use a reality-bending helmet to manipulate his environment to avoid being killed? Actually, that seems like a fairly natural fit for a monkey. I guess monkeys are into escapist fiction as much as anyone else.
Use either [WASD] or [arrow] keys to move your furry friend around the level, and use the mouse to aim and shoot your reality-bending ray. Pretty simple mechanics, really. There are 18 regular levels, but if you're particularly sneaky, you might be able to find some other path. There are four endings to the game altogether. You can also get various achievements, such as for being "greedy" by collecting all of the bananas.
The game has outstanding art and production values in general, from the goofy little animations of the monkey to the mechanical arm that drags the monkey in at the start to the "madcap mayhem" music to the backgrounds, especially in some of the secret areas. It would be nice if the game allowed you to save your progress mid-game instead of forcing you to play straight through, but luckily each individual ending doesn't take that long to reach, and you do save your achievements progress over time. You'll just have to set aside a chunk of time to focus on this game. Get some infinite monkeys to do your other work. How do you think I manage to create such great reviews for JIG?