Every now and again an indie game comes along that blows you away, and today it’s the turn of Fotonica, a wonderful (and free) hybrid of Canabalt’s running, Mirrors Edge’s perspective (and hands) and Rez’s visual style.
It’s essentially a platform game, but viewed from the first person and stylish as anything else we’ve seen – your goal is just to get as far as you can by running and jumping onto platforms as they come, and only requires one button to play.
The skill is in navigating the platforms and pre-empting the jumps, and there’s a certain knack to landing correctly, but it all clicks pretty quickly and before long you realise you’ve spent an hour just holding down the space bar.
Surely the best possible sign.
Play it here. The game needs the Unity 3D plugin but that’s tiny, so don’t let it put you off; and if you do enjoy the game, why not let us know your high scores in the comments below for the first course…