Most every kid has excuses to try to get out of chores or errands, but "I fell down a tunnel into a platforming world where they made me explore the land for magic gems" has to at least earn you some points for creativity. In MNWS's Kodachrome, all you need are the [arrow] keys to move, jump, and double-jump, and the willingness to hurl your tiny body into dangerous situations. Initially, you can't do much else, but as you travel, you'll gain access to items that can help you track down all the gems you're looking for and a map to keep you from getting lost. Just make sure to use any save points you come across by hitting the down [arrow] while standing on top of them, because with your fragile limbs and the spike-and-monster-riddled landscape this isn't going to be easy.
Kodachrome is kind of a strange little game, with an oddly surreal vibe to go with its old school sense of style, and largely, that's okay by us. The vaguely off-kilter sense that comes with exploring the strange world you find yourself in serves as a great incentive to put up with the challenge of the trickier platforming bits, since you want to know what's going on. Are you hallucinating? Or does getting to the store really involve cannons, pools of what is apparently acid, and a copious amount of spikes in the landscape? The game plays smoothly, though to nail some of the jumps you're going to need to be almost annoyingly precise with your double-jump, and picking out the many many many instant-death spikes littering the floors and ceilings will take training (and maybe straining) your eyes a little. But if you're up for the task and quick on the keyboard, channel your inner Daring Do and take the jump. Just remember "I couldn't do my homework because I was dodging cannon balls in a cavern filled with spikes" only works once.