Word up! And down! Also, left, right, through, over, under and in all manner of combinations. It's Onomastica 2, a platforming puzzle/whimsical interactive art piece by mif2000. Like the original Onomastica (a title that incidentally refers to "the branch of lexicology that studies the forms and origins of proper names") you control a little everydude awash in a world where words don't just mean things: they are things. TREES stand tall, CLOUDS float, TROLLS block your path, and OLD rocks crumble beneath you. Naturally, completing the journey will require quite a bit of word play, but players who are good at minding their words will certainly be up to the task.
Like the original, using the [WASD] or [arrow] keys, you'll jump and run about the typographical wonderland, occasionally moving or breaking a letter or two to transform a word and allowing you to push onward. And also like the original, Onomastica is whimsical, and clever in its linear challenge, and also over way too quickly. The biggest change is in aesthetic... where the original relied on a stark wasteland of nothing but text, Onomastica 2 has a much colorful, iconographic, even art deco feel to it, and the bongos on the soundtrack are much better too! So yes, Onomastica 2 is a short, barely challenging, novelty of a game, but it's a very pretty one. You should give it a chance to let the charms of its special brand of kinetic typography win you over, and that's a word to the wise.