September 6, 2011 // 8:01 am
- Grip Games CEO Jakub Mikyska
has posted up a video today confirming that the World's Most Challenging Game is coming to PlayStation Network.
To quote: I am here to tell you about The Impossible Game, a new minis title that we are bringing to PlayStation Store.
The Impossible Game is a pure indie game. Developed by a small team, it quickly found its audience and successfully moved from one platform to another. Destructoid called it "Insanely addictive".
We are now bringing The Impossible Game to the PlayStation Store as a minis, so the game can be enjoyed by PSP players, as well as the PS3 players.
So, what makes The Impossible Game so special? It is known for two things - its addictiveness and threatening the sanity of anyone who comes near it. The Impossible Game is a rhythm-based platformer.
You control an orange square and you have to jump your way through a level full of obstacles, like spikes and gaps. The game's soundtrack helps you keep the rhythm. No complicated controls, no graphical gimmicks - just one button, your skill and the music is all you need.
Why is it "impossible"? It is unforgiving. Make a single mistake and you are back to the beginning of the level. It may take hundreds of attempts, several rage attacks and maybe even your PS3 or PSP flying out of the window before you complete a level. But none of that will matter, because once you start, you won't be able to put it down. This game will irritate you and offend you and you won't stop until you repay it back.
But don't worry, if you are looking for a less impossible experience, you can switch to a Practice Mode at any time. In this mode, you can place flags (checkpoints) and if you fail, you are back right at the last placed flag. This will help you to practice the track and it will also help you regain your sanity.
This version of The Impossible Game contains all the levels from various other versions and level packs, plus an exclusive level Phazd that you won't find anywhere else, which makes the minis version of The Impossible Game the best of them all. There are many awards to unlock and the game also keeps record of you progress (so you'll know just how many times you have died)
The Impossible Game will be released on September 7 via the PlayStation Store and will cost you only 1.99 Euro. If you are a Plus subscriber you will receive an additional 25% discount.