hot  /  reviews  /  video  /  blogs  /  forum

Monday Mind Teasers: Towlr

9:45 PM on 04.12.2010 // Tom Fronczak
  @Fronztoid

In the previous Monday Mind Teaser we gave Closure another look, and since then it went on to win an award in "Excellence in Audio" at the Independent Games Festival. Closure definitely has other strong points, but for going up against such worthy competition it should be thrilled at winning a well-deserved award!

This week I bring to you one of the most annoying reader suggestions I'll probably ever allow, and you have reader 2dsonicfan91 to thank for it. I'm only giving Towlr the brief spotlight because it's a provocative artsy game. Technically. Maybe. The whole game is one level long and you beat it when you figure out how to get past the screen's hidden goal. And there's no instructions.

Whereas One Button Bob employs the same game mechanic across dozens of intuitive and equally engaging levels that all hint at the current goal at hand, Towlr instead uses principles of art and design that only starving graduates and your subconscious are aware of. Subtle abstract graphical clues will gradually guide your stream of thought to the answer, and while you won't be satisfied or fulfilled, the creator of the game will be upon knowing he successfully used a few shapes and colors to convey both an obstacle and a full thought process to its solution. But that, and the purposefully misleading clues, don't make it any less annoying.

Basically you'll either deduce the answer in two minutes or give up after ten seconds in disgust. You can give Towlr a try here. Click the image and the game begins.




 Reblog (or) Blog Reply

Tom Fronczak, Contributor
 Follow Blog + disclosure Fronztoid Tips
Tom Fronczak is a Founding Editor for both Destructoid and Flixist. Fronz has attended industry events such as CES and E3, but with a degree in 3D graphics hes pursuing a career in game design a... more   |   staff directory

Get more destructoid:   We're indie-run, blogging for the love of it, and our site will always be free. Optionally, you can support us and get: (1) Faster pages from our cloud server (3) Wide(r)screen (3) No big ads on Dtoid, Japanator, Tomopop, or Flixist (4) Auto contest entries, and (5) Dibs on betas & downloads. Try it out

 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our moderators, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.


  Around the web (login to improve these)




Back to Top


We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
Pssst. Konami Code + Enter!
You may remix stuff our site under creative commons w/@
- Destructoid means family. Living the dream, since 2006 -