Weekly Game Music: To The Ends (Small Worlds)

New week, new music.  A while back, I mentioned a flash game called Small Worlds in Strange Free Games.  It’s music, it turns out, are from Kevin MacLeod‘s collection of Creative Commons compositions.  The one below is called To the Ends, a mysterious music that slowly draws you in.

Small Worlds can be played in your browser here.

“There is too much noise.”  An odd beginning for a game. As a 3-pixel high character, you traverse through each world, heavy under a dark fog.  By traveling farther, however, the fog slowly gives away, providing an after-math of a certain event. Since the story lacks any other narrative, however, the player must come up with their own conclusion in what the game meant, and what each landscape stood for.

Despite this ambiguity, it’s atmospheric gameplay is intriguing.  Nothing can kill the 3-pixel character, so you can explore at your own pace, at your own leisure. The character can merely move and jump, but by doing so, your width of vision increases. As a consequence, the game begs for exploration, even to dead-ends, as more and more of the stage is revealed.

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