INK: A beautifully frustrating platformer

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– Charlie Braithwaite

INK was released on Steam earlier this week. You may have noticed it pop up in your new releases section, and you may have also wondered whether it’s worth the US $4.99 price tag. Well the answer to that is both “yes” and “oh my god why are you punishing me?”

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Essentially this is a squid simulator

The premise of the game is simple, you are a white square that splashes out ink when it jumps. You have to reach another square to complete the level. Oh, and all the components of the level are invisible and only show up when ink hits them.

INK‘s soundtrack consists of serene piano music, much like something you might hear in a day spa. I assume its only purpose is to calm you enough so that you don’t punt your computer down a flight of stairs.

Below is a video of me attempting to play a level of the game. I had to completely disregard my voice-over as my language was as colourful as the ink and I don’t want a group of concerned parents picketing my house.

Frustrations aside, you should probably pick up INK if you are looking for an affordable and fun game… it’s also good if you’re really into Jackson Pollock paintings.

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