23 January 2012


Gaming Genres: Puzzle, Platformer, Action
Story Genres: Fantasy
Graphical Styles: 2D, Cartoon, Pixel Art
Platforms: Windows
Pricing Model: Free
Developer(s): Kyle Pulver
Publisher(s): Kyle Pulver
Initial Release Date: November 28, 2008
Website(s): HomepageGames PageOfficial Forum Thread
Originally created for the TIGSource Commonplace Book Competition, Verge is a game about life and death, and upside down gravity. A handful of levels with some puzzle platforming where death doesn't necessarily mean the end!

Verge is a delightful little 2D platformer that uses death as a game mechanic. The world is separated into two zones, death and life, set one atop the other, and with gravity in the bottom one flipped to direct you upwards. Death in the world if life sends you to the corresponding location in the world of death while you have to find special shrines to reverse this transfer. Alternatively, sometimes the worlds are connected by pool like rifts, where the two worlds touch. You use this duality to progress in the level, when your way is blocked in one world the solution is normally to go to the other one, but in reality it is a lot more complicated and enjoyable then that makes it sound.

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Indieness: Quintessentially Indie
Play?: Should Play

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