Review: Fly away on a dreamlike 8-bit adventure with browser game Fly Guy

Review: Fly away on a dreamlike 8-bit adventure with browser game Fly Guy
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Platforms:

browser, flash

Game Name:

Fly Guy

With nothing but your directional arrow keys you can enjoy Fly Guy, an amazing story-like odyssey by Trevor Van Meter that involves flying a fat, balding guy through an 8-bit universe full of amazing characters and interactions. It has also been referred to as a “highly interactive animation,” but that doesn’t quite cover the experience.

There are things that can surprise you and send you hurtling back to Earth, but the variety of animations and actions are incredible.  Kind of like floating through the Beatles film Yellow Submarine while color blind.  And fused with a Commodore Vic 20.

Browser-based, flash game, free to play and free of ads. This is what great indie games are all about.

Play Fly Guy now.

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One thought on “Review: Fly away on a dreamlike 8-bit adventure with browser game Fly Guy

  1. Not to be too pedantic, but technically it’s 1-bit, not 8-bit. Each pixel only has two possible values: black or null. (Which is rendered as white.) If it were 8-bit, you’d have 8 possible values for each pixel. (For example, 0 would still be null, but you could have 6 values for different shades of grey and one value for black. The original GameBoy did something like that, but used 4 bits per pixel.)

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