A 2D retro style adventure game mixed with plenty of British charm and humor, color me interested. Add in a demo, an amusingly dry-humored narrative driven experience and a throwback to the Atari 2600 and you will find Flibble has me paying attention.
Zayne Black’s Flibble is an interesting title taking its inspiration from the classic Atari 2600 game, ‘Adventure’. In Flibble you will deal with increasingly complex mazes and a robust story with over 6,000 words of dialogue telling the story of Captain Dirk British and his A.I. companion Clive on an alien planet. As a captain of the International Space Corps, you will unravel the mystery of the planet’s inhabitants, the Flibbles, and hopefully find a way to repair his ship in the process.
To do so, Captain Dirk British will have to face off against perilous mazes and hostile creatures of this alien planet. Along the way you will have to rescue the captured Flibbles in order to piece together the strange goings-on that led to your arrival on the planet as well as unlock the gateway to the next zone. The challenge is navigating the 10 mazes Flibble has in store for you and defeating the hostile creatures with a shortening supply of ammunition. If that’s not enough Flibble for you, there is also a Time Trial mode and a secret mode to unlock. What is in the secret mode you ask? I have no idea.
A certain degree of British humor is strewn throughout the story that gives a very light edge to it. Sometimes it’s as simple as your Clive reminding you he cannot drink tea because he’s a computer or adding a dedicated explosion button for those with short attention spans goes a long way to giving Flibble its own charm. I’m actually kind of curious if that whole explosion idea works for getting people to pay attention.
Anything? Well I assume if you are still reading this it worked. Now that I have your attention again, Flibble is available for $4.69 at its website, pick up the demo for free and give it a shot.