I am working hard at finishing up two midterm projects for courses I'm taking this quarter at RIT. To take a little pressure off and still be able to post something today, I have decided to cheat a little and not review this next piece. Instead, since the English translation of the French game description seems so delightful to me, I offer it up in lieu of a review of my own. Enjoy. =)
"How to play Opniyama... Climb the slopes of Opniyama (yama means Japanese mountain) and take part in this interactive play while adding to your liking of the trees with the landscape! Discover the jokes of this vertical world! Direct your misadventure and hoist towards the higher plates while launching the hook! Climb the plates by balancing you to reach the top! Personalize your universe by adding plant-monsters which push on the plates of play."
Use the arrow keys to move left or right. Use the [Q] key to fire the hookshot, press [Q] again to jump. Press [A] to drop a seed and watch it grow. Press [S] for the map. Press [Z] to quit. There is no real objective that I could make out, and yet there is a very large world to explore.
Created by Team cHmAn, Aki, Gomoy, and Got, the game was presented at the Palais de Tokyo from January 29th to September 8th, 2002.
Update: The game is no longer available to play on the Web. Previously tagged as: browser, flash, free, game, interactiveart, jumpandrun, linux, mac, original, rating-g, teamchman, unique, windows