May 25th, 2009: Braid is a platforming puzzle game that came out last year to high acclaim, but I only played it yesterday when I realized the PC version was out! It's a fantastic game in which you manipulate time in a variety of ways to collect literal pieces of a puzzle. The art is done by David Hellman, who you may recall as the artist on the late great A Lesson Is Learned, But The Damage Is Irreversible, one of my all-time favourite comics. The game sings with David's art, which is perfectly matched to the story. The last level (unlocked when you solve all the puzzles) is the perfect coda to the game, and is the best ending to a game I've seen since Portal. Highly recommended! There's a free demo available on Steam and the full game is only $15. :0 GUESS WHAT JUST CAME OUT: IT'S MY NEW BOOK!! If you've ever wondered what you'd do if you were stranded in the past, wonder no longer! With HOW TO INVENT EVERYTHING, you'll reinvent civilization from scratch, no matter what time period you're in. You'll become the single most influential, decisive, and important person ever born. You'll make history... Here's the trailer! – Ryan
Here's the trailer!