Webcomic xkcd has been around for over a decade, and to celebrate the release of his new book, creator Randall Munroe has created a very simple piece of platforming interactive art. But venture beyond the small playing field, and you'll find a much bigger world than you thought that's full of surprises.
Llamas In Distress (AKA Vertigo: Gravity Llama 2) is a physics-platform game by Jindo where everyone's favorite form of camelid will be flipping all over the place to find his friends and stop the drama. As gravity-games go, Llamas In Distress isn't particularly unique, but its gameplay is fast and frenetic, with a genuine sense of bouncy fun permeating the whole experience.
Gamers love gold, right? And they love getting perfect ratings, also right? In Keybol's challenging platformer, every level is almost absurdly easy, unless you're aiming to get the three shiny gold coins in each stage. Subtle? Not really. Tricky? That's another matter entirely.
Kichu thinks he's ready for anything life throws at him, but in this cute pixel puzzle platformer from Prasan Games, success isn't just about moving forward. It's about watching to see how the world changes and reacts to you in order to get by!
One morning, Spider the Fox woke up to discover that the giant tree in the middle of the floating island in which she and her family live had dropped a seed! A seed that could be used to grow a brand new sky-island! Now Spider's leaving the nest and setting out on a journey to collect the things she'll need to make her very own home in the sky. Run, jump, and plant dozens of vines, explore the world, and help Spider find her way in the wide, whimsical blue yonder!
The popular gravity-switching runner is back, as you see how long you can run on a twisting, turning, upside-down-ing track while inverting gravity to avoid obstacles. While the gameplay doesn't really offer much new, upgraded visuals makes it look and play a lot more smoothly.
Super fighting robot! Mega Man! Super fighting robot! Mega Man is here again with the Mega Man Legacy Collection! CAPCOM and Digital Eclipse join forces to bring the first six games in the series to the PC for the first time (legally), with all the platforming fun and random difficulty spikes every child of the NES generation will remember. The combination emulation/re-creation is a little shaky in its current form, but overall, this is a museum exhibit of a series that demanded to be preserved for future generations.
Oni Yu is on a mission in this cute retro puzzle platformer made in just three days. He's got to terrify the locals to make everything ready for his (long forgotten) dark lord. He can possess objects to scare people, but some characters have special abilities, and Oni Yu isn't invincible!
A mind-bending puzzle platform game where you can pass through walls, causing the level to tilt on its side and reshuffle. Use the arrow keys to move and jump. If you get stuck, simply ram your face into a convenient wall and watch new opportunities appear.
Henryetta's got goals, and Henry is going to help her reach them in this short, cute puzzle platformer. Henry can turn himself into a step or explode to help Henryetta fly to where she needs to, though some fiddly, slippery controls make things a little awkward in places.
One pup stands alone against a totally terrifying alien invasion in this simple but fun classic platformer. Use the power of your barks to destroy alien baddies as you hop through levels, collecting bones and other tokens.
Ayo sets out to retrieve a magic stone in this kid-centric physics-based platform game, where you'll swap gravity, leap on swings, make bridges with blocks and more to escape all manner of baddies who want to get Ayo down.
As a curious blind kitten in search of your friend, you must travel across town and use your senses and sound to reveal obstacles and make your way around, in this simple but gorgeous little experimental platformer made in just 72 hours.
WonderCat must make it through the alien's mines to find his partner and escape the plant they crashed on. This mobile game will have you testing your reflexes and doing your hardest to spot the false trails before you find yourself on the path to destruction. There are also 5 different bosses which have you trying to keep away and grab missiles as you go. So things stay challenging right until the end in this action-packed mobile game.
What do you do when your best bot buddy is bot-napped and you're programmed to explode if you break even a single rule? You proceed very carefully in this quirky puzzle platformer from Arctic Arcade!
What do you do if you're a frog who can't jump? Well, in this simple but satisfying retro puzzle platformer from Pixelulsar, you need to fall, climb, push, and unlock to make your way to the exit in each of the game's dozen levels.
Though on the short side, this puzzle platformer about a pair of heroes who need to work together to navigate areas and find treasure is cute and clever, if not exactly filled with variety, but be warned... it doesn't save your progress!
The world was being invaded for years by creatures from a far off land. These monstrosities grew in number, but yet the humans turned a blind eye to their existence. So a new hero arose to protect its homeland. This squirrel may be small and adorably fluffy, but it is our last hope, in this cute, action-packed platform shooter.
How far would you go for a friend? Would you brave fire? Moving platforms? Fans? Giant beasts? Would you rewind time itself? This simple yet intriguing little puzzle platformer will have you raiding dangerous caves for an artifact, then trying to keep up with YOURSELF on the way back out!
Blob's ship is powered by stars, so you'll need to explore an alien plant filled with guillotines, bouncy mushrooms, heavy traffic, and much more if you want to find all 100 stars on each level and help Blob blast off!
You're a miner in a box, platforming your way across each flat surface in pursuit of tiny treasure. Use the arrow keys to move and press A to push at the edge of your box, tilting the whole 3D structure over and rearranging the level! An addictive new puzzle platforming experience.
This action platform game created for Ludum Dare and still being developed has you running and jumping your way to freedom while also bending the laws of physics to make bullets do your bidding. Move with the [WASD] keys and use the mouse to slow down time, allowing you to highlight bullets and alter their trajectories to destroy enemy turrets or solve puzzles
When your sister, Bubble, falls ill it is up to you to go seek out the only cure that is lost in a deep mine. With your trusty slingshot and mysterious glowing spectrite stones you'll have to venture into the depths to find the cure in this puzzle platformer originally made for StencylJam2015.
Crayons are good for more than just doodling in this adorable but short platformer. Once you pick some up, they can be thrown to create steps to help you scale walls. Just watch out for charging pigs and other dangers!
Down is Up, except when down is down of course. And left can be right, but only when it's not left. Confused? Don't be. Things are rather simple in this gravity puzzle platformer where the levels wrap around you in unexpected ways.
Your boxy friends have been abducted again, so it's up to you and the remainder of your helpful pals to rescue them. You may not be able to jump in this puzzle platformer, but that doesn't mean your friends can't give you a literal pick-me-up!
Poor Pajama Boy. When he returns home after a peaceful night of camping, he finds that his city has been taken over by robots! They've turned the once peaceful metropolis into an ever-changing iron landscape and imprisoned the humans! Now Pajama Boy must rescue them, all the while braving levels that morph and warp based on the whims of their robotic masters! Run, jump, slide, wall kick, and find the gold keys that will set your human friends free. But the level beneath you is constantly changing, so keep on your toes!
The brothers are back at it, but this time instead of busting OUT of prison, they're busting in to rescue dear old dad! Help them work together to dodge lasers, turrets, guards and more in this puzzle platformer that ups the complexity of the original.
Greenie 2 is no-frills, retro-ish puzzle platforming as you help our hero shift blocks and avoid enemies. Just make sure you collect all three stars in each level to open the door!
Mr Jump is the latest in the popular trend of brutally difficult action games for iOS, and even a single misstep or mistimed jump will force you to restart the level. But with different, fiendishly designed stages to unlock and even new mechanics as well as reasonable and very few in-app purchases, Mr Jump is a fun, challenging, solid addition to the genre.
You're an alien tasked with traversing a temple full of traps and robots. Transform into alternate forms, such as a wall-climbing blue ball or a chubby orange block-destroyer, to survive the temple and make your way to safety.
The bunny, mouse, and elephant are back, and they're still trapped in the same body thanks to a meddling witch! Help them solve platforming puzzles and evade goblins in this cute game, though the floaty controls will make you wish it had more polish to go with its charm.
Papa Louie can't catch a break... his cruise ship has been attacked by frosty enemies who have sucked him and all his customers into another dimension! It's up to you to save the day, and with 28 unlockable characters and tons of challenges, you'll be at this polished platformer for quite some time.
A relaxing, ambient and minimalist puzzle game. You move your bouncing blue box left and right with the arrows, deleting every box you land on as you go. Some boxes require more than one bounce so prepare to do some mental gymnastics as you try to delete each one.
Sometimes it's not so bad to rely only on yourself. Especially when there are multiple versions of you lying around, and they can freeze in space in time to become useful platforms and stepping-stones for you to get around on. Help one man... er, men... escape from the dark place he... er, they have become trapped in. Never has the phrase "pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps" been so literal as it is in this thematic puzzle-platformer.
Running around an apocalyptic landscape your only goal in mind is those flickering doors. Pitfalls dot the land ahead of you and the only other living things only seek your death. Can you find your way to your mysterious goal?
What do cats dream of when they sleep? According to this adorable game originally made in just five days for a competition, it's all about strange and unexpectedly challenging platforming through a surreal Metroidvania-style world.
Tiny vampire, meet tiny vampire hunter! In this creepy Metroidvania adventure, explore a dark and spooky castle for new skills, secret passages, and power-up hearts, in order to take down its dangerous overlord. The twist? Although it make be huge to our hero, this entire castle fits on a single screen! But just because you can see everywhere you need to go doesn't mean this adventure will be easy, and the local monsters would still love to make a meal out of you. Maybe size really DOESN'T matter...
A wizard sets out one dark night to lay to rest all the monsters and undead lurking across the land in this short and simple but very sweet classic action adventure also free for iOS and Android. Though it may not prove much of a challenge, its pitch-perfect retro feel will appeal to any nostalgic gamer.
Aliens have landed in Mexico, and they've transformed an entire city into a retro video game! It's up to a band of plucky geeks with gaming know-how to drive out the extraterrestrials and save their town. This shooter takes inspiration from classic games like Contra, so you'll be running and gunning through platforming stages as you shoot down your alien foes. But did we mention your weapons are things like corn chips and ham?
This platform game boasts fun physics, deceptive puzzles, and a grinning cubic protagonist who can split into smaller chunks to accomplish his goals. Optimism is infectious, isn't it?
In this follow up to the popular and perplexing puzzle platformers, guide two little children through a mind-bending, topsy-turvy landscape, where the biggest challenge isn't just figuring out where you are, it's figuring out which end is up!
If the level isn't working out for you, just break it apart and mix it around in this cute puzzle platformer from Bombocracker that may remind you a little of Continuity. Hit switches to power doors or remove hazards, and line up a pathway to freedom!
Need a new rage fix? Switch is what you need for all your high difficulty, platform, puzzle game needs. Help the little bot get to the exit, by switching the light in his head to activate or deactivate his surroundings.
One little vampire still wants to see the sun, more than anything else in the world. And he's willing to brave an entirely new spooky castle in search of the secret that will let him do it! He can still turn into a bat to fly around dangerous stakes, knives, and other obstacles, but this time he'll also be lifting crates and solving a bevy of puzzles. After putting both his reflexes and his brain to work, surely he'll find that day-walking potion this time... Right?
All of the fairies in the blocky nature park have been kidnapped! Now it's up to the park's awesome, awesome ranger to get them back. Why is this ranger so awesome? Because the entire world revolves around them! While you can normally move left and right, you can flip your world to change what directions "left" and "right" are, and explore new dimensions. Run and jump through three dimensions, and get all the fairies back to your spaceship!
Steve Warman and a team of students makes us look at the world from different angles in Perspective!, a puzzle platformer that'll have you shifting from two dimensions to three and back again. While the music and visuals show that the team are programmers more than artists, Perspective! uses what could have been merely a showy gimmick to its full potential, and the result is a fun and challenging visual-spatial experience.
Carl is stuck in his undead form but with a little help from that wonderful genius Tesla, he may have a chance to be born again. But dangers await our little zombie in this puzzle platformer. Make sure to use your head. Literally.
Also available for iOS and Android, Nitrome's retro platformer has plenty of action as classic heroes have been abducted and it's up to you to unlock them all through randomized sets of levels.
Tentacled aliens are attacking your ship! Nothing to do but make your way past them to save yourself in this retro puzzle platformer. Travel the length of your ship utilizing gravity (or lack thereof) to dodge tentacles, lasers, and more to escape your attackers.
A beautiful, 3D experimental puzzle game that has you moving your little avatar around collecting followers and controlling them as a crowd. Use the [arrows] or [WASD] keys to guide your little mob past traps and over obstacles, toying with some cool physics along the way.
Slimey's going on a quest... across a single screen! That may not sound like a very perilous journey, but every time Slimey pushes a button, new hazards and platforms get added to the landscape around him! Squash enemies and avoid spikes to find the button in each version of the level! He may not have far to go, but he'll have a lot to do in this puzzle-platforming Ludum Dare entry.
You're a unicyclist tasked with performing death defying stunts for an eager crowd. You've got to roll and leap from tightrope to tightrope, avoiding spikes, flames and even cannonballs along the way. Another great hit from Ludum Dare!
Fancy's back and fancier than ever! Run, jump and slide through the wacky cartoon landscape of the first entry in the classic series, now with hidden secrets, unlockable outfits, time trials, weird humor, and the kind of laid back thrills that only fancy platforming can provide.
Chompy, the star of the puzzle platformer by Wolve, is a crocodile who loves eating, coins, and eating coins. While the tutorial levels give the game a slow start, it is a game that will win you over with its sense of joy and a level of shine to the mechanics that distinguishes it from similar works.
Like its predecessor, Onomastica 2, the puzzle platformer/interactive art piece by mif2000, takes place in a world where words and objects are interchangeable. And also, like the original, it is whimsical, clever, and over way too quickly. Still, it's such a fun little art deco world to play around in, that players who like minding their words won't mind too much.
Kiwi 64 by Siactro, a Unity action platform game inspired by those "collect everything in sight" games of yore. You play as a cute little kiwi bird, trying to find five magical lamps and topple the reign of the evil king melon. As a love letter and nostalgia trip, Kiwi 64 delivers, even if it isn't developed enough to convert those not already fans of the games it pays tribute to.
Any spelunker with a few bombs can take a journey to the center of the earth, but can you Puzzle to the Center of the Earth? In this app that blends match-3 puzzling with platforming, you've got to dig to the bottom of each level, but your path won't always be straight down! You'll need to avoid explosions, traps, and enemies as you carefully carve a strategic path through a ton of colored rocks on your expedition.
Land of Enki 2 is a retro-style action-platform game by VoidForce where players will travel to an engaging fantasy world, discover fascinating creatures, then slice them in half. Its look and mechanics are reminiscent of a mid-90s DOS platformer and sequence of short, simple levels are perfect for people looking for a game high on atmosphere but low on challenge (apart from the frustrating ladder-jumping).
In Rampage Rex, a puzzle platformer by Eric Bernier and Izzy Aminov you'll be guiding a very hungry dino as he spends an afternoon taking in a little culture, literally! Despite somewhat incompatible visuals and sounds, Rampage Rex offers breezily fun stealth gameplay for players both young and fossilized.
Getting your hands dirty is always more fun when you've got a friend along! This brightly-colored band of miners needs your help to collect the jewels that match their colors and explore the depths of their mines. Play this puzzle-platformer solo as an exercise in coordination, or bring along a friend to help you for co-op puzzle-solving fun!
Use physics, an elaborate supply of unique pieces, and your own ingenuity to guide the orb to the exit. It's like golf, if only golf involved high-intensity lasers and gravity orbs.
You are a blue block. You job is to shoot all the red blocks. Sounds easy, right? Except for the fact that you've got to shoot all the red blocks while dodging mid-air spikes and pulling off acrobatic jumps! Geote is a punishing platformer that requires your keyboard and mouse to work in perfect sync, as you take out targets while avoiding dangerous spikes. Keep your reflexes sharp, and remember that pain is just weakness leaving the body!
When evil space pirates kidnap the spliboxes' brothers they must find a hero to help them. It's a shame the one they found can't jump. They must help him along his way to reunite the family.
When a wizard needs a job, the temp agency decides their destiny... and apparently yours is to be a security guard. But it's not as cushy as it sounds, and in this chaotic and creative dungeon-crawling action platforming shooter, you'll need to craft your spells from multiple components to unlock powerful (and weird) effects as you try to save the world.
A dark, moody world bereft of sunlight, this game has you jumping, leaping and fighting your way through your darkened homeland to reunite pieces of a Sun Gem. Use the [arrow] keys and [S] to jump, attack and interact with the noirish landscape.
It's just one level, but this demo for an upcoming platforming adventure about a lone candle trying to rescue its friends who have been snuffed out by ominous shadows still manages to tantalize.
The latest in Nitrome's series of icon-sized, low-resolution games, Coil is a puzzle platformer about a snaky piece of wire trying to make its way through an electric world. Intriguing and as well constructed as its brethren, if not quite as intuitive, Coil will have you wrapped around its little finger.
Twelve is happy living in the city of Dozenopolis until a great calamity destroys it and everything else. Together with Dot, a perky decimal point, she'll set out to make things right in this gorgeous and clever puzzle platformer for iOS.
Dodge traps, fireballs, cannons and more while you hunt for treasure and unlock relics in this action-packed platformer for your iOS! With a classic console feel and gorgeous retro style, Goblin Sword is a pitch-perfect love letter to old school gaming.
An adorable platform game with a gravity-bending mechanic at its core. You play as a diminutive green climber navigating traps and collecting balls of light in a forest where physics don't exactly apply.
Plunge down into the sewers for platforming fun with a plumbing protagonist (though maybe not that Italian one you've heard so much about). This hero carries a tank of pressurized water on his back, and it lets him run, jump, and even fly! Aim the nozzle and fire streams of water to move in the opposite direction. Master this unusual form of locomotion, and survive the sewers!
Fix the Sun is a puzzle platfomer by DB based around a unique gameplay mechanism that will have you flitting and flipping a ray of light all over the place. Very much reflex-based, with a number of levels that will take a half dozen deaths to get through, it's not a game for the easily frustrated. But those who press on will find it very rewarding.
Help Jellydad save his family and become a hero in Jellydad Hero, a puzzle platformer new from Snail Bob developer Andrey Kovalishin. Though a little slow moving, Kovalishin's knack for physical comedy and not-too-difficult challenge shine through as much as in his other series. Other developers should definitely be jelly.
Want to fall in love with a game? With the gravity-flipping Fallin Love, it's as easy as turning your mobile device upside-down! Collect the hearts and the costume to help Fall woo the indecisive Kaisa. When you turn the game, the gravity shifts to match your orientation, and that's the key to avoiding the spikes, enemies, and sliding blocks in this clever puzzle platformer.
An online platform game that pits you against the "ghosts" of players who've run the course before you. Use the arrow keys to jump, dodge and collect gold as you avoid lava pits, skeletons and the ever-sliding view.
Play around in Max's clone lab and test out his new machine by solving puzzles. Use your clones as stepping stools and button pushers but make sure they get back, as you find your exit, to prevent a time paradox.
Your greatest magic trick will be surviving, as you must guide yourself and your creepy dopplegangers past swords, daggers, spikes, sawblades and more to reach the exit in this puzzle platformer.
An ancient temple has been ransacked, and the relics within stolen! Luckily, you're on the task, and in this cute and engaging action platformer with a metroidvania flair for your iOS or Android, you'll have to deal with mummies, traps, pharaohs, and, yes, snakes across a massive map of rooms.
Leap into the space "platformer" that challenges you to planet hop as far as you can without falling into the abyss or being hit by a deadly meteor. With simple one-tap gameplay, upgrades, achievements and an absolutely gorgeous cartoon art style, Beyond Gravity will pull you right in!
Hold on to your hard hat and start digging in this entertaining mining puzzle game. Collect the three crystals on each level while avoiding enemies and spikes, and keeping companions safe. And if that weren't enough, you've got to do it all with a limited number of moves. Can you make it to the exit alive?
Some vampires are perfectly happy to swoop along through the dead of night. But not this little guy! He wants to bask in the warmth of the sun, and he's willing to brave a castle full of deadly traps for the secret that will let a vampire like him step into the light. He may not be able to jump like most platforming stars, but he can turn into a bat to fly through the castle's corridors. Beware, though! The walls here tend to be very, very deadly...
The kitty Princess has been kidnapped by foxes! Hurry, Strike Force Kitty - it's all up to you now! This uber cute run and jump from Deqaf Studios is ready to delight your socks off, tickle your funny bone, and make your inner geek squee at every new movie, game, or comic book reference. Strike Force Kitty to the rescue!
Cute colorful cubic robots need to work together to solve each level in this puzzle platform game. Each droid has a unique ability which must be utilized in order to reach the exit. Manipulate gates and elevators while evading lasers to collect the glowing orb and complete each level.
You'll be on cloud 9 when you play Dream Hopper, a unique action platformer filled with aggressive jellyfish and bubble battles. Made in the vein of a simulated dream world with a bossy subconscious mind calling the shots, you'll fight monsters and find helpful floaty powerups in your quest to find a way out.
After being thrown through a wormhole while fighting an evil creature, you find yourself stranded in an unknown universe. You must fight your way through hordes of enemies and use your unique powers to change the land beneath your feet in this clever and ambitious platformer.
Who wears a dashing hat, carries a torch to explore ancient ruins, and strikes fear into the heart of jungle creatures? Phobi Jones, the hero of this unique puzzle platform game. Use the items from your bag to scare lions, elephants, and bats so you can make it through each level, collecting artifacts along the way.
Dive through earth and air in The Sun and Moon, a challenging platformer with an original concept and a beautiful, simplistic aesthetic. Fight conflicting gravities to collect all three Shinies and reach the exit in each level!
Some people are willing to go far for fashion, but most of us aren't willing or able to rip off our own limbs and torso. Most of us are quitters compared to the cuddly hero of this puzzle platformer who can tear himself limb from limb to reach a hat that does not want to be caught.
The woods are dark, scary, and filled with all manner of spiny, slashy, smashy traps, but Pajama Boy isn't afraid! ... Okay, maybe he's a little afraid, but he'll be alright as long as he can fill his jar with fireflies to stave off the darkness. Jump, dash, and roll your way through 40 levels to collect the fireflies and help Pajama Boy get back to his campsite!
Made in just one weekend, this puzzle platform is as simple as it is lovely and filled with potential. Explore an underground world searching for the four pieces you need to unlock a huge door, gaining power-ups along the way.
When the villagers are captured, it's up to one little ninja to save the day... with world-flipping powers! Swap the world around you in this beautiful and polished puzzle platformer to get past baddies, lasers, ice, and much, much more.
Do you love that old-school feeling of collecting coins? How about navigating precarious platforms and ledges to reach the exit door? Escape various baddies, maze-like environments and an expanding black hole of doom in this energetic and demanding retro platformer.
They say everything is better with a friend, so the sequel to the original shadowy puzzle platformer has started up the buddy system. Using light to reveal or banish walls and hazards, you must make your way to the exit in each level, turning on light to lure your newfound companion to press switches and more for you.
When a witch crashes a party, she curses three animal friends into sharing the same body, and now it's up to you to swap between them, accessing their unique abilities, to deal with enemies, solve puzzles, and gather stars in this easy but charming little game.
Like lovely visuals? What about pits of death and whirling sawblades flying at your face? This platformer has both! Help ErlinE track down the magical orbs and return them to the portals, but watch out for hazards... and the unforgiving challenge!
What's better than a puzzle platformer? A puzzle platformer which lets you build the levels yourself! In Level Editor 3, the developer started making them, then went out for a lunch break and was never seen again. That means you will have to place all the additional platforms, each with their own functions, so that a little stick man can reach the end of the level. Level Editor 3 is certainly the best episode in the series so far, offering thirty-five wonderfully puzzly stages for your entertainment.
Four alien adventurers have crash-landed on a hostile (if absurdly happy) planet. Thankfully, each of them has a different power they can use to help them escape! Turn to stone, fly through the air, lay bombs, and even teleport across space to collect all the keys and reach the exit.
Stranded on an alien world filled with hostile robots jealously guarding the fuel you need to call for help is a bad place to be. But if you're Tricky Rick, you can literally use your head to fight your way through them and solve puzzles in this colourful and quirky platformer from Tamas Games.
Getting a key and then to the exit sounds easy for a puzzle platformer. Until you realize that you're a colour-swapping square, and any platform you landed on previously becomes unsafe once it changes to match your hue! Pick your path carefully in this simple yet clever game.