Remember that time as a kid when your skateboard hit a bump in the ground and sent you flying into the air? That was physics at work. In BLiP, you'll be using the same momentum-based mechanics in place of a jump ability, and although Blip isn't the first game to come to mind when you think of physics puzzles, that's arguably the best way to describe this clever little platformer from SquareBear Games. Using the left and right [arrow] keys to move, your goal is to collect three stars on each level, which unlocks the exit and allows you to progress.
Of course, there are obstacles along the way, mostly of the sharp and pointy variety, which deduct a life for the slightest of scrapes. Your glowing square 'character' can't jump over these hazards, and that's where the carefully modeled physics come in, allowing you to flip and spin over low walls or across gaps. Platform games without jumping usually feel restricted, but here the physics react exactly as you'd expect to give the character a surprising range of movement (for a box). The limited lives you're given to beat all 60 levels with feel like a step back, though extra lives can be collected for completing bonus stages, but if you're tired of the usual physics puzzle fare, Blip is a fun, playable, and completely fresh take on the genre.