Sponsored By: Antichulius
Time played: Steam says 47 minutes, but it's more like twice that.
Puzzle platforming has never been this adorable while also being this hard!
I first learned about Ibb and Obb when it was released on the Playstation 3. My kids insisted on watching the trailer over and over and over again. I never bought it, though, because at the time I knew the PS4 was coming out soon, and I didn't want to buy a game just to consign it to the ash heap when the PS4 came out. When it came out for PC, it immediately hit my wishlist in wait of a sale.
Then Antichulius bought it for me, which was awesome. Then I categorized it. Then I forgot that I owned it for two whole months.
I rediscovered it when my kids came down sick. One thing my father always told me about being sick is that a person needs what he called "funny books," which is what they called graphic novels back before they got all popular and full of themselves. Yessir, a good funny book when you're sick is just the thing to raise your spirits. Of course, it's 2015 now. Comic books generally aren't for kids anymore, and video games don't get all foxed around the edges if you sneeze on them and then leave them under your bed for a month.
While looking for something to lift my kid's dampened spirits, I stumbled over Ibb, or possibly Obb, hiding in the Platformer category in my Steam cellar. (Let this be a lesson to you Steam collectors: don't categorize something by genre before you play it. It will only get lost.) So I hooked up my laptop to the television, broke out my wireless keyboard, and fired up Ibb and Obb.
My first impression: This game is really quite adorable.
My second impression: This game is insanely difficult!