Punishment 1 and 2

By: Derek Yu

On: August 15th, 2007

punishment 1

Punishment 1 was one of the 50 Really Good Games in the Indie Game Guide, and of it I wrote:

“Punishment is an assault to the senses, a punishingly difficult platform game that continually alters the player’s perception. It’s the gaming equivalent of spinning around until you’re dizzy and then trying to walk in a straight line… and as a bonus, there’s a level that features a giant, smiling portrait of Shigeru Miyamoto in the background.”

Now there’s a sequel, of which cactus writes:

punishment 2

“Without spoiling too much, I can say that this game is down right evil. The gameplay revolves around tricky platforming, and flipping switches to open the door to the next level. Except there’s one big twist that will make your mother cry. Everytime you get to a new level you have to flip all the switches in each and everyone of the earlier levels again. So you have to make it all the way down to the bottom level, and start flipping the switches over and over. And over.”

And it’s true, my mother did cry. You can find both games here!