Game Design

Passage

Developer: Jason Rohrer
Publisher: N/A
Platform: PC and Mac, free to download here


This simple title was created by designer Jason Rohrer for gamma256, an exhibition of games made with 256 pixels or fewer, organized by the Kokoromi game collective -- a group of independent games developers based in Montreal, Quebec. The game play consists of leading two characters through a visually evolving maze and each session is limited to five minutes. "It's very simple," says Santiago, "but also beautiful and manages to start a lot of design conversations about the basic premise of creating games."