I had always kept my eye on Alexitrón, the creator of ‘And Everything Started to Fall’, ever since I first encountered him at the small indie game community of 64Digits many years back. He was developing a game called The Power at the time; I played an early version of the game, gave suggestions for a few tweaks and proclaimed it as being amongst my favourite indie titles of all time — I still regard it as such, it being a near-flawless Metroidvania-like platformer beauty.
With that, Alexitrón went on to make BlasterMan vs YellowSkull, another decent indie title that held the distinctive style that Alexitrón seemed to have produced.
Then came debatably his most interesting work, that being ‘And Everything Started to Fall’. I don’t want to ruin it for you too much, but it’s a basic scrolling platformer with an interesting concept and message. It’s a short arty game that manages not to come across as pretentious at any point. A clock is constantly moving in the background, your character ages at certain points in the game and certain paths you choose as you climb up the level will lead you to thought-provoking dead-ends. It’s a rather beautiful game in many aspects and totally worth your time considering it’s a short play anyway.
Download this 35.8MB game for Windows or play it online here.