Well, isn’t that a nice surprise? Patrick Smith’s delightful game nearly 13 years after it was first released as a Flash game on web browsers Windosill It’s come to Switch, giving players a fresh chance to experience this breezy, playful, and quite magical little journey through a series of magical puzzles.

Windosill’s unique aesthetic very clearly influenced his favored art style Donut County and Monument Valley, and it’s not too hard to see why other indie games chose to look to this game for inspiration in the years since its initial release. The wonderfully laid-back and often throbbing vibe here elevates what’s actually a fairly simple and short experience – something you can do all of this in less than an hour – into something that really has the power to stay with you for a long time. completed the collection of charming challenges.

As much as the painting puzzles offered in Windosill might give you pause for thought here and there, it’s a game that’s 100% more focused on relaxation, exploration, and fun surprises. It’s all about exploring and playing with your surroundings, learning how tactile and sensitive everything is as you work to find the little cube you need to open the door and drag your favorite toy car into the next room.

Its beautiful art style, surreal puzzle structures, and chilled-out nature haven’t aged a bit over time either, and redesigned controls that allow you to use the Joy-Con or touchscreen to interact with puzzle elements make a perfect Suitable for Nintendo console. You also get a few bonuses here in the form of multiplayer, where two people can each work together with a Joy-Con (perfect for playing with a younger player), and an unlockable Dynamic Gravity mode that you can activate once, allowing you to instrument with gyroscopic controls on your second run. you beat the game that gave

Yes, fans of proper puzzles may find some of the solutions here and the overall challenge level a little disappointing due to their more surreal and playful nature. There are only one or two – including a very clever Rube Goldberg machine – that will actually make you work in a logical way, but that’s not really what Windosill has got. It’s a beautiful, dreamy little slice of art that immerses you in a colorful toybox world and lets you drift away for the short amount of time it takes to see it through.

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