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Baba Is You is a puzzle game on Itch.io. You can walk around on a grid and push things. Some of these things are words that make up the rules by which elements in the current level work. See here for some examples:

http://warpdoor.com/2017/05/19/baba-is-you-hempuli/

The game is available here:

https://hempuli.itch.io/baba-is-you

It's Windows only and available for what you wish to pay ("Name your own price"). It was the author's entry for Nordic Game Jam 2017, and it did well ("Baba Is Win!").
05-23-2017 at 10:43 AM
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Done.

That's a very intriguing concept! I really enjoyed how the game exploits them to the fullest extent in the last few levels. :thumbsup
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Wow. I want to play this, but I just got a Mac now.

The rule words are a very clever idea.

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Hempuli is working on a proper full version of this game, and I'm pretty excited for it.

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Here's a trailer for the full version.



And here is the Steam page so you can already wishlist it for the planned summer 2018 release, if you want.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/736260/Baba_Is_You/

It is being made with Multimedia Fusion 2, per the Steam page, which might mean it'll remain a Windows-only game.

Update: The developer said on Steam discussion about a possible Linux version that he would like to support both Mac and Linux. Windows will be his priority, but wait and see.

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Update: the full version of Baba Is You will be released in just a few hours! Windows, Mac, and Linux on Steam and itch.io, as well as the Nintendo Switch eshop.
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The full game descends into 200IQ puzzle play very quickly from the start. There are already some cosmic brain mind-bending puzzles in the 3rd area, and that's just like 20 levels in.

And I peeked at the later areas and there are much more madness awaiting. I suspect it might even be harder than SSR.
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This is really really fun. Highly recommend, especially if you enjoyed the fiendish puzzles and cute visuals of Snakebird.

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Well...I probably have a fraction of 200 IQ, but I just learned about this game and it looks great!

I think I read a review on Polygon, and it was described something like "a game you are playing even when you're not playing it", because it purportedly shares the DROD effect where you solve puzzles by stepping away from the game whenever you're stuck.

Maybe will pick it up on the Switch to try it out with the kids.

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I shouldn't be surprised so many beat me to the punch on this one. It's only been out on Steam a few days now, but it's a great game and it's right up DROD-players' alley!

Not many rooms seem to have multiple solutions, despite suffering from the too-many-combos-effect that DROD shares. Really well put-together, and fun.

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The full game descends into 200IQ puzzle play very quickly from the start. There are already some cosmic brain mind-bending puzzles in the 3rd area, and that's just like 20 levels in.

And I peeked at the later areas and there are much more madness awaiting. I suspect it might even be harder than SSR.


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Stephen's Sausage Roll. Another delight.

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Stephen's Sausage Roll. Another delight.

Oh! Yes, still working on that one.

As for Baba, I've found a number of hilarious US. Probably the most funny is that there's a
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combination elsewhere. This could easily have been avoided with a fence to the north of BABA.

Still, it's surprising how most rooms seem to admit only one solution. Not an easy task when there's as much meta-modification as Baba allows.

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I think Hempuli is aware of them and will tweak (read: fixing massive cheeses) those levels in future updates, or even split them into normal/secret variants (there were a level or two that has received this treatment post-release).
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I think Hempuli is aware of them and will tweak (read: fixing massive cheeses) those levels in future updates, or even split them into normal/secret variants (there were a level or two that has received this treatment post-release).
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I'm an indeterminate fraction of the way through (working on cavern, missing higher numbers here and there in prior areas), and it's great. BUT - I've figured out what makes it still feel a little loose to me. Preliminary thoughts on turn order in the secret tag, with basic spoilers for the above.
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Baba is great. Each new word has horrifying potential. And there's a lot more content than you'd expect from a game like this. I think my playtime was something like 1.6x sausage rolls or 5.0x snakebirds.

I didn't find the rule inconsistencies as jarring as Dischorran did, although there are admittedly a couple of special cases.
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Yeah, I have never run into the issue Dischorran's talking about, Doom, and I'm...uh.
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...I'm pretty far in, I think.
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