The Little Who
The Little Who is full of questions; he wonders who he is and how he came to be. There are things that he does know, though: the world is dangerous, sometimes blocks can be moved to element that danger or to open doorways, and he is all alone. Then, one day, he sees "her" and things begin to change as, together, they navigate their way through this drear-saturated world toward the light. Why? Because it is and that's all they know to do. Guide our angst-filled protagonist through a series of obstacles in this atmospheric puzzle platform game from Alex Kershaw using the [arrow] keys to move and [spacebar] to toggle between the two characters. Or use [R] to restart after missteps or an error in timing.
Most of the 30 levels are easy, lulling you into a state of complacency until the last third of the game, when the difficultly ramps up significantly as you coordinate actions between the two figures. The emphasis is more on story and puzzle than platform, probably not without reason, as it mirrors the little who's puzzled thoughts. The surreal, monochromatic artwork by Enotick also takes a starring role along with Kevin MacLeod's music and Lucas Hartbarger's pitch-perfect narration. Any existentialist could probably already tell you where it's all headed, but the story, which taps lightly at the fourth wall, ends with a punch similar to a certain Bugs Bunny cartoon. It may have you taking an introspective look at these poor creatures, the wayward characters of casual games, who are subjected to so many travails just for the sake of our entertainment.