Had enough of platform puzzle games where you play a lab experiment being guided through a series of tests and trials by a suspiciously smug narrator? Of course not! Especially not when one gives out candy so often as Qoosh, and we all know accepting candy from strangers never goes wrong! As the titular little green cyclopean blob, it's your job to make your way through the Q-Science Facility, following the orders of the voice over the speaker system. (Also a scenario that has never done anyone any harm!) Use the [WASD] or [arrow] keys to move, and click outside the screen to pause the game, while [M] mutes it and [R] restarts your current level. Initially, you can't do much other than hop around, but you'll soon gain an ability that lets you warp to wherever your cursor is when you click, over distances or through obstacles. Your range is limited, though, so you'll have to be sneaky and experiment to use it to its fullest advantage, like teleporting in midair to gain some extra height, or clicking on certain objects to move them around by swapping places with them. What could be safer and less suspicious than that? Any facility with Q in the name is doubly trustworthy after all!
All teasing aside, while the concept may not be especially new and fresh, Qoosh does a great job of presenting it in a fun, likable fashion. It helps that the narration is frequently funny in a sly, snarky way, and both well-voiced and engaging. What's neat about the gameplay is that despite the lack of any real instruction, figuring out things on your own rarely feels frustrating and in fact is rather rewarding as you experiment to figure out both each stage's puzzle and how to solve it. It takes a few levels for the game to really ramp up and provide enough elements to feel like it has any significant difficulty, but Qoosh is a familiar yet fun diversion that fits perfectly into any breaks you're looking to fill, and does so with its fair share of charm and challenge.