I’m far, far too silly to contextualise Ynglet in any significant approach, so as an alternative, having performed it for a half hour, I am simply going to inform you what I did.
An enormous 2D aircraft, and I am this humorous little dancing doodle transferring round in it. I’ve a tail and form of a head I suppose and I fall except I am inside one in all these little 2D shapes that give the place a form of doodled form and type. I can transfer between them and journey a bit, however I at all times have to finish up inside a form or I fall and restart.
It feels beautiful, like swimming, and with the fixed tug of gravity. And it is forgiving, as a result of if I need to declare that the form I am at the moment inside is a checkpoint I simply hand around in it for a number of seconds after which a line is drawn round it and bang: it’s a checkpoint.
Some shapes set off vibrant sprawls and petals as I transfer by them, they usually all create sounds of some form. I realise fairly rapidly that the concept, a minimum of for now, is to maneuver round and accumulate little spinning issues fabricated from pure color. I transfer round. I accumulate little spinning issues fabricated from pure color. Then I am some place else.
This some place else looks like a metropolis, albeit the sketch of 1 or the map of 1 – an abstracted map like a tube map. There are little orange strains that really feel like stations, and once I transfer into one, it zips me alongside just a little rail after which I’ve to connect with one other form or one other station earlier than I begin to fall once more. I can press a button that slows my falling and permits me to ping ahead in a set course, and shortly it is form of mitochondrial pinball as I am bouncing round, driving rails, bumping off bump pads, at all times attempting to maneuver ahead and never get caught in a loop.
Ultimately – I am skipping ahead as a result of I realise that that is about as fascinating as listening to somebody describe a dream – I transfer past the usual rail community and uncover one other secret community. Reader, Ynglet is a sport through which I found a secret underground transport community composed of ghostly avocados. The place does it lead? No concept. Ynglet is difficult to speak about, then – I preserve plinking between metaphors. Cell construction? Ice cubes? City transport? – however it’s a pleasure to play. It is headed to PC and it will be good.