Life is full of obstacles. Sometimes it feels like there's nothing but walls in our way. Don't you wish you didn't have to go around? Don't you wish you could just go... Through? Well, that's just how the pixely little protagonist of goshki's new retro puzzle platform game rolls. Use the [arrow] keys to traipse your way through each of the twelve levels, moving from block to block towards the gateway to worlds beyond. Of course, once in a while you'll find yourself unable to platform further. In such instances, it's best to ram your face into a wall. Seriously. Push against a vertical wall and the little reality-bender will pass right on...through, causing the level to reshuffle in the process. Empty spaces become platforms and platforms become empty spaces. It's all mindbending goodness in Through.
Through is short and sweet. It was created for #GBJam4, a game jam designed around the functionality of the GameBoy, which means it's as much a proof of concept as a full title. The "to be continued..." that displays at the end of the game promises good things to come, so we're willing to forgive a little brevity in this case. And anyway, the game play is a right good brain teaser, forcing you to think in dimensions you didn't even know you had as your push your cute little protagonist over gaps and through walls. Launch pads and spikes make appearances in the game, though the latter is only in the last level. It's a strong indicator of goods things to come. But for now, Through is a game that knows what it wants to accomplish and gets there. Puzzle it out, folks. The barriers are all in your mind.