10 December 2011

School's Out

Gaming Genres: Hack & Slash, Platformer
Story Genres: Science Fiction
Graphical Styles: 3D, Cartoon
Platforms: Windows
Pricing Model: Free
Developer(s): Lightminded Studios
Publisher(s): Lightminded Studios
Initial Release Date: October 24, 2011
Website(s): Homepage, ModDB Entry
School's Out is an adventure platformer game developed by Lightminded Studios of Brisbane, Australia. The game follows Danny, a high school student that is shrunk down to a minuscule size by his insane science professor. Danny must now find a way to navigate the classroom and reach the teacher's desk so that he can return himself to his full size. It's not as easy as it sounds though, as his professor has created a number of bizarre traps and pitfalls for Danny to navigate, as well as bizarre living constructs made out of various bits of stationery. While short and sweet, School's Out carries a charming visual style, tried and tested gameplay, and a very tongue in cheek sense of humour.

A rather interesting little title. I particularly like the stylish graphics, and while the combat seemed unpolished at first it soon expanded and got quite interesting. I am not sure if the game is just really short and does not have a real ending, it was a bug I encountered, or I simply could not find the level exit but at least in my playthrough I encountered one of these.

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Indieness: Quintessentially Indie

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