by Stuffed Wombat.
This game is pretty slight – which makes sense, it was made in just two hours! But it does a very clever design thing that I don’t think I’ve ever seen before, so I’ve found myself thinking about it again and again. Let me tell you about the thing!
SLIPPY is a simple 2D platformer with a bunch of stages. But instead of having you complete each level in sequence, or, god-forbid, presenting you with a neatly arranged grid of levels to choose from, SLIPPY just randomly changes the level each time you fail.
You still have to do all the levels, to be clear, they’re just being fired at you in a random order, and if you fail you immediately get to try a new one! And this means the game ends with you dramatically alternating between the same 4 levels you’re stuck on, then 3, then 2, and finally just replaying the single hardest level. Amazing!