The Tutorial

Happened across The Tutorial and had some fun with it while browsing today.  According to the game notes, The Tutorial was born out of a one week stint for Community Game Jam using the theme “the game is a liar”.  So with that in mind, your journey through The Tutorial should probably be a “cautious” one.

The Tutorial is a 2D platformer and it stars “you” as a weird little bean (the animation here is simple yet perfectly endearing) who, in mostly predictable platformer fashion, needs to survive as you try reach some goal at the end of the level. Along the way there are signs with hints, but, do we trust the hints? Well, considering the aforementioned theme of “the game is a liar”, we would think not.  And to think so would be correct as we died on a mess of spikes more than once (think many, many times). And of course when you die you end up back at the beginning which would normally be super frustrating if the game wasn’t so adorable. That’s right: just because The Tutorial is cute doesn’t mean it’s easy.  And so, we press on…

You can see more of The Tutorial in the following gameplay video:

Developer: NavrcL
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