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Reviews for "Rotate"

Loved everything about it , from the gameplay to the soundtrack that gives the game its unique atmosphere. Great work guys !

JoshuaStone responds:

Thanks for playing; I'm glad you liked it! :D

This is just fantastic. I didn't get to listen to the soundtrack, however, other than that, the game is amazing and very original, and though simplistic, very creative and entertaining. I like the way that it makes me want more -- and yes, I'm asking for a following game. Also, an easter egg of actually 'seeking the truth' would be very cool, but I'm just saying that because the game made me curious about what happened to the other characters (who followed the voice). So, maybe another game revealing what happened to them? Showing us what the voice meant? Sorry it's just that I loved this one so much...

JoshuaStone responds:

Hey, I'm glad you enjoyed it! I definitely have plans to expand upon this, whether in the form of another web game or a larger release on Steam and such. There's a lot I've come up with about what's going on in this world. :D

nice game. people say this a lot, but it gives me portal vibes.

i kinda made a level... eh. here it is: 3,1,10,16,13,18,1|1,6,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,1,1,1,1;1,6.3,1,,,,,,,,,,,,,1,1,1,1;1,6,1,1,1,1,1,,,,,,,,,1,1,1,1;1,6.3,1,3.2,,,,,,,,,,,,1,1,1,1;1,6,1,6,6.1,,,,,,,,,,,1,1,1,1;1,6.3,1,6.3,6.2,,,2,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,;1,1,1,,,,2,1,1,,,,,,3.3,1,1,1,1;5.1,,,,,2,1,1,1,,,,,,,6.3,1,1,1;5.1,,,,2,1,1,1,1,,,,,,,,1,1,1;5.1,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,1,1,1;5.1,,,,,,,,,,,,8,,,,,,1;5.1,,,,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,1,11,11.1,,,,1;5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,,,10,11.3,11.2,,,,1;1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,,,,1;1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,,,,1;1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,,9..2.1,,,,,,,1;1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,,9,,,,,,,1;1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,4,4,4,,,,,1;1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,1

JoshuaStone responds:

Thanks for playing! :D

Okay.

This is a nice entry into the platforming genre. Don't get all the comparisons to (flash?) portal though, this is clearly and evidently a homage to SHIFT series, both in terms of mechanics (or at the very least a significant part of it) and in leitmotiv (seek freedom from the opressor). The concept iself, of course, has been done to death, and isn't original in the slightest, but that doesn't take much from the game itself.

As long as the presentation goes, it's okay and does the job, though again, screaming SHIFT all over the place. The music is nice and the supressive-opressive undertones, while not giving away anything in terms of characters' purpose, the facility in question or this omnipresent cat, help to keep you a bit engaged in the whole routine.

The puzzles themselves are, again, okay. Most of them boil down to just consecutive making moves that don't result in your death, so there's little to no variety in the levels themselves, and it's mostly clear what your next move should be (Same goes for all SHIFT games mostly tbh). The last 3 levels add some variety in terms of switches' operation order, and are cool and challenging overall, but it's still not enough to keep the levels variable enough. The one-way platforms, being a nice idea, aren't utilized enough, and i feel like there should be even more elements present.

Overall, this feels like a stripped down SHIFT game. It needs something else to stand out, both in terms of story, and in terms of gameplay. The game is fair for what it is though. 4/5, 7/10.

JoshuaStone responds:

I think the storytelling and design have ended up a little "cautious", being my first game on this scale. I'll definitely try to make the interesting parts stand out more and have more variety in the levels and environment in the sequel! :D

Loved this game! Gave me portal vibes.

My level:
16,14,18,14,7,9,1|1,1,1,1,11.2,10,6.2,,,8.5,,,,10,,,,8.4,,,,10,11.2,10,1,1,1;,,4,,,9.7.2.1,,,,,,,,9.6.2.1,,,,,,,,1,8.3,9.2.2.1,4,,;,,4,,,9.7,,,,5,,,,9.6,,,6,10,6.1,,,1,,9.2,4,,;,1,4,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,5.1,,10,10,10,,5.3,1,1,1,4,1,;,1,4,1,11.1,10,6.2,,,5.2,,,8.8,10,,,6.3,10,6.2,,,10,11,1,4,1,;,,4,,,9.6.2.1,,,,,,,,9.8.2.1,,,,8.2,,,,9.7.2.1,,,4,1,;,,4,,,9.6,,,,,,,,9.8,,,,5,,,,9.7,,,4,1,;1,1,4,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,4,1,;1,1,4,1,11.1,10,6.2,,,5.2,,,,10,,,,8.7,,,,10,11,1,4,1,8.10;1,1,4,,,9.5.2.1,,,,8.6,,,,9.6.2.1,,,,10,6.1,,,9.6.2.1,,,4,1,;1,1,4,,,9.5,,,,5,,,,9.6,,,5,10,6.2,,,9.6,,,4,1,;1,1,4,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,4,1,;1,1,4,1,11.1,10,8.1,,,,,,8.5,10,8,,,10,,,,10,11,1,4,10,;1,1,4,,,9.1.2.1,,,,,,,,9..2.1,,,,4.3,,,,9.3.2.1,,,4,9.10.2.1,;1,1,4,,,9.1,,,5,5,5,,,9,,,,1,,,,9.3,,,4,9.10,;1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,;1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,5;1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,10

JoshuaStone responds:

Thanks for playing! :D