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Nuclear Monkey Software (2005)
In Narbacular Drop you explore a 3D dungeon and overcome obstacles using unique portal gameplay. Its non-violent, low-intensity, simple gameplay appeals to gamers of all ages and skill levels. The unique portal gameplay makes for a very fun and memorable game experience.
The player controls the Princess character who has been captured by the a demon. The demon has trapped her in his dungeon lair, known as Wally. Wally is a sentient dungeon and has the ability to open portal holes on his walls. These portals connect to each other and any object moving into one portal will come out the other. Wally is resentful of his owner demon owner, so he joins with the Princess to help her escape. In exchange, she agrees to free Wally by directing his portal power to vanquish the demon.
The game feels smooth while playing and the controls are very simple as there are very few to learn.
The portal interface is very simple. The left mouse button fires the a blue portal, which appears on the wall, ceiling, or floor in front of the player. The right mouse button fires a red portal.
Like many other action games, the WASD layout is used for movement. The space bar is used to switch between first and third person.
The gameplay is fun and rewarding, and requires little effort to get some fun results.
The soundtrack consists only of music but it is still very varied. The score was composed by an in-house team of musicians, and it is available from the game's web site free of charge.
Although the graphics might look shabby to frequent players of up-to-the-minute FPS games, the game always runs at a smooth framerate, even on older systems. The graphics do not feel clunky and give the game a retro feel. They are similar in appearance to some of the older Tomb Raider games, with slight updates in texture quality. Also, I think the graphics add atmosphere to the game.
The game pleased me overall, and it is probably one of the most outstanding I have seen from an independent developer. What's more, PersonGuy was on the developer team.
This game was also influenced Valve (The guys behind HL2) to make portal, and they have hired many of the original team.
Releases and Pricing
It is available for FREE download at http://www.nuclearmonkeysoftware.com/narbaculardrop.html?downloads.html
Check out these graphics!http://img.clubic.com/photo/00FA000000202994.jpg