Alright, got rid of another exam. Now, with much less weight on my shoulder and a mind way more clear I'm about to present a game that has been recently released as a result of the effort of five students from the Turku University of Applied Sciences. This is Further, a game that despite the initial look, has proven to be an extremely complex one in regards of the gameplay - and I'm not saying that this is a hard game, don't get me wrong, it's just a huge variety of concept wonderfully merged together.
The game is developed in Java, it's free, and offers 20 levels of puzzle solving while performing millimetric jumps that need some high quality nerves of steel. Aside usual levers to activate and keycards to obtain that are just the too typical to spend words on them, I'd like to focus on the cyberpunk-ish scenario in which the game evolves. In fact, on top of having having a main character that's halfway between a human and a sort of robot, throughout the whole experience you'll have to deal with the battery that - I suspect - keeps you alive, acquiring batteries along the way is going to be your main trouble as you move forward, because once the battery bar will exhaust, there won't be any checkpoint. You got that right, die once and you have to restart the level from the very beginning, yes, Further is essentially a cruel platformer that doesn't forgive mistakes.
And if there has to be one thing that actually kept me going through the first tutorial-like levels, - which is where I quit most of the games that I find - that would be nothing but the rather creepy melody played in the background, that type of mixture between a pretty catchy song and an undefined background noise that I couldn't really explain any better than this. Further probably lacks of outstanding graphics to completely hit the next level, it's entertaining, cute looking and clever, but not exactly as good as it appears. It sure has its own great moments, but in the end of the day, it gets quite repetitive. I perfectly understand that the idea of bringing to life an electromagnetic storm that will raid the whole map to end up by killing you may seem appealing, but when there's just a few safe points and the they happen way too often you start to freak out for real.
Anyhow, trying this game can't harm anyone, it's free, and can be downloaded on GameJolt, if you appreciate overwhelming atmospheres because of God only knows why, Further is the best you can find among the recent titles, good luck!