GlitchHiker -- You Killed This Game By Being Terrible; I Hope You're Happy


Posted July 11, 2011 - By Sophie Prell

Indie game GlitchHiker won both the Jury and Audience Awards at the Global Game Jam 2011 but don't rush off to play it. Why? Because the game doesn't work anymore, and that's not by accident. GlitchHiker was a quirky platformer/puzzle/inexplicable title broken into two parts: the GAME, which is pretty much what you would expect, and the SYSTEM, which was built on the theme of extinction

See, every time a player played GlitchHiker and died, a life was subtracted, not from their personal pool, but from the SYSTEM's. Every time a player collected 100 coins, a life was added. Unfortunately for those of us who never got to play, the former happened far more often than the latter, and the game is now inoperable.

If you want to see the game in action though, you can check out a video from Global Game Jam 2011 below!

GlitchHiker was made by six people in two days. You can still download GlitchHiker if you want, but it'll just be an ornament to hang on your desktop. Sad, really. *sniff!*

GlitchHiker -- You Killed This Game By Being Terrible; I Hope You're Happy


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