Back to Bed

backtobedWith an art style that takes liberally from abstract geometry king M.C. Escher and absurdist imagery by Salvidore Dali and Rene Magritte this was a title that I picked up on it’s release. I’m a huge fan of those three artists, so Back to Bed was of great interest to me. After having played a few levels I quickly bounced off of it. And though I’ve come back to it more than a few times over the last year and I still enjoy it’s little quirks (borrowed and original) this was ultimately a let down for me.

Back to Bed is a simplistic route planner puzzle game. It offers a more harsh recasting of it’s 30 puzzles in a Nightmare mode but you have to go through their easier counterparts before the harder mode is unlocked. As a result, most of the puzzles are pretty forgettable and you can whiz through the entire thing under an hour. There’s even an achievement in doing so (45 mins!). I’m not sure I’d reccomend this to anyone interested in a well conceived puzzle title (even my partner found it repetitive) but those who just want a light puzzle title and those who are interested in the art to which this game takes it’s visual style might want to take a look.

Especially when it’s under £2, which it currently is.

Was hoping this might be a sillier answer to Monument Valley but it does not really come through on it’s core gameplay. It’s either 6 crabs or 7 pillows out of 10 for me.

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About James

Uberbeard, otherwise known as James Crawford has just graduated from the Arts University Bournemouth, taking a course in Interactive Media. He's known to enjoy washing, eating and sleeping.

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