Usually when a brand new homebrew game comes out, we are the first to know about it, but ' Blocky Skies ' developed by Enable Software Pty Ltd for the Amiga, took us completely by surprise. A game that was announced via our Commodore Amiga Facebook group as a top down arcade puzzler, stars a rather unusual character that must follow multi directional lines to reach the finish line. Along the way he must collect coins, avoid enemies and try not to go off the path, because if he does, he will fall a very long way!
Sound simple enough? It isn't, because this game requires at least a good memory (brain power!), because as you direct your character step by step along the lines in a grid based movement system collecting coins or avoiding enemies, it will at some point vanish. Which means it's down to you to remember which direction it went for you to follow all the way to each check point and finish line. Also to note if you at any point jump off that line, or take too long, the floor will drop below you and you will fall!
Blocky Skies not only took us by surprise in its release, but the game is incredibly good, even more so that it is an Amiga release. It has challenging but very enjoyable gameplay, a smooth control system, great indie like graphics ( Steam anyone? ), lovely sounds and a very nice soundtrack you'll want to listen to again and again. Enable Software Pty Ltd has created a top quality homebrew in Blocky Skies, and I can't wait to see what else they come up with!
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