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Screw Effect

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// Description

In a machine with thousands of other screws just like you, you need to find a reason to hold tight. Otherwise, you have only 60 seconds to escape the destruction.

// Additional Information from Programmer's eye.

Hello NEWGROUNDS! I hope you enjoy the game. I just want to give some little information about the progress of making this game.

First of all, Screw Effect is made for a contest which is named; "60 seconds to fame."
The purpose here is to make a game which ends in less than 60 seconds. And I wanted to apply this concept to a physics based puzzle-escape game. Since I'm an engineer student I have basic knowledge about machines. I love machines. So I wanted to build a game where we control a screw in a huge machine, trying to escape.

Name of the game is related to the movie 'Butterfly Effect' in which the theme is; every small thing we do can change our whole life. In 'Screw Effect', our hero is like a butterfly which is small and seems unimportant. But actually it is not.

Game is completed in approx. 2 weeks. A designer friend I've met this summer made all the graphics and animation. His name is Abdullah Taha Müslümanoglu and his contact mail is kharas87@gmail.com. He's a great guy, and I believe his work is amazing. A composer I've met from collaboration forums names Egor Shashin made all the music including 3 different in-game music + 2 menu music & sound effects. He is really fast and his music is damn good in my opinion. Go visit his website if you are interested in working with him: http://www.shashin.ru/eng /

About sharing the money, everyone will get %33.3 of the money if it wins the contest.

I hope you enjoy the game, please leave comment if you do so and let us know how to improve it in the future.


// Instructions

Left and Right arrow keys to move, UP or SPACE to jump.

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Solid quick game

First time with a top score in a game, however short it might stay up there. :)

Really liked it. Controls were solid and precise which is what is needed in this type of game. My only suggestion would be a reset button so if you know that you messed up in the beginning, you don't have to wait for your time to run out.

A great challenge though, good job.


I will beat it later,





duh i didn't knew that screw's have soo hard life:D

It's Funstrating

Its near impossible but looking at everyone elses scores and seeing them fail like you makes you happy :)

the animation and graphics are good and its hard to find any faults

overall its a little good solid game

sihirbaz responds:

This is the first game that I keep highest score. (Even in the other games that I've programmed, I've beaten by someone else :)) I hope no one will ever beat me on this one :P just kidding :)

I really like

being able to hang by the head of the screw, that was a nice little touch. you're the fail cw19390. Get off your grandma's apple II and it will load just fine.

sihirbaz responds:

Hehe, thanks for the comment :)

Credits & Info

3.77 / 5.00

Dec 1, 2009
5:32 AM EST