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User reviews: Mixed (693 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 2, 2009

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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Surprisingly good.

I seriously didn't expect such a good game when I decided to give it a try, without knowledge about the game at all, with the excepting that it was a puzzle platformer.

It is in my opinion one of the most overlooked indie games I have played, that totally deserves more attention from puzzle platformer fans.

Overall, very good game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Why I bought the game: Bundle

What I liked about the game: It's simple art style, and eerie music gave me a soothing atmosphere. It's a puzzle game, but it's not that hard - being able to rotate the world was fun, and left me slightly dizzy at times(in a good way).

What I didn't like about the game: When you rotate the camera the character does pause, making it feel easier to me, but this may be apart of the game as you can finish a stage without moving or jumping.

Would I buy at current asking price of 9.99? No, bundle or sale for sure.

**Disclaimer**
I would like to state all changes made by the developers of the game after this review could potentially make this entire review irrelevant.
The current date of review 10/31/14.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
30.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
And Yet It Moves offers a new platform mechanic. Now rotate the screen to give you a different platform to stand on. Rotate the screen in full 360 to get through the levels. Interesting art design with torn paper. Good controls and fun mechanics. Can be difficult, but mostly good simple fun.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
And Yet It Moves is a 2D puzzle game all about rotating the environment. It actually works reasonably well as what it is, but is not anything you will have forever missed if you don't play it, which makes it hard to really recommend. Overall the game is decent but nothing to write home about or go out of your way to get.

Overall rating: C
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Very original idea and quite a good game in the rest of its aspects.
But I completely refuse to positively rate this game for the lag in its controls (especially jumping) and the paraplegic character moves. I just had enough of "indie" being synonym of crappy controls 90% of the times. Nowadays, originality does not make up for bad controls, it is not acceptable!! We are in the noughties, not it 16-bit Donkey Kong's era, a game should not be released unless it has really been well-polished. It's a fact, nofrickingbody enjoys playing a game with your rear itching.
This doesn't but give a bad name to the indie catalog, which holds some true jewels in it.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Absolutely loving the art style and mechanics! Very original!
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Fun, short game. You can beat it in a day or so.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
Short and sweet
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
I stood still, and didn't move. Should be called "And Yet It Might Move"
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Buggy and uninovative gravity platformer
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
This game sucks so bad.
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7.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Interesting puzzles, and a very pleasing and unique visual style. Although the main game is quite short, the selection of interesting additional puzzles make it well worth the price.
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3.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Really good platform puzzle games. You change the entire background position 90 degrees to help move your character around. Had a great time with it.
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
And Yet it Moves is a platforming game that had quite the unique control scheme when it came out. With WASD you control your character, and with the arrow keys you can control the world. Using a mixture of your own movement along with rotating the world, you pass through varied environments to reach your goal.

The platforming in this game can be very difficult at times, and some sections feel like they come down to luck, especially when you have to rely on a swinging platform, which don't automatically return to their position after you fail. There are plenty of checkpoints scattered through the levels, so at least when you do fail you can get back to where you were pretty quickly.

I found the music to be really grating, and I turned it off after a bit. The graphics look pencil drawn, which can be impressive when done well, but I didn't find them to be all that attractive.

World manipulation was at one time pretty unique, but now it seems it makes its way into almost every platform game. While this was a good gimmick upon release, it doesn't really hold up years later when its so common. There is not enough else to hold this game together. Add the poor music, visuals, and the fact that I got a little dizzy after making the world spin around, and I wouldn't recommend this game.

Grade: C-
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
Puzzle platformer with a clever mechanic that allows you to determine and turn the screen that will affect where the gravity will pull your jumping hero. Can't think of any other games that have this as a game mechanic so overall it's a nice refreshing little game to play, however it's doubtful if it can hold the interest of a gamer for a long time. There is also nothing else for this game but the turning screen mechanic, all revolves around it so it can get old very fast. Maybe a better fit as a mobile game to play in short sessions.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
And Yet It Moves is a flippy, tippy, topsy-turvy 2D puzzle platformer based almost entirely around the idea of revolving the world around you to solve puzzles and complete platforming challenges. Its ease of play, requiring only a jump button and three types of world rotation (Left, Right, and 180 degrees), makes it a cinch to pick up and understand. The mileage the developers got out of such simple mechanics is pretty amazing. From start to finish, you're presented with tons of unique challenges and brain teasers to sort out, with ideas hardly ever repeating aside from making sure you're mastering the fundamentals. And Yet It Moves is always throwing something new at you, which makes it easy to wanna try "just one more level" before you finally either shut it down for the night or complete it.

The only real issues with the game crop up with the sometimes wonky physics. At times it's hard to gauge when a fall will kill you and other times objects in a stage can react a little inconsistent creating some scenarios that will lead to multiple deaths, or on in one case I encountered, leave you stuck completely, which required a stage restart.

That said, the bad doesn't in any way outweigh the good, and if you're into puzzley platformers then you definitely need to give this one a spin.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Fair warning disclaimer: Shortly before this game came out, a friend of mine released a game based on similar mechanics for free, which I found to be more enjoyable (http://runhello.com/p/24 for anyone who wants to check it out), so that kinda colored my opinion of the game, since when I came to it my reaction was one of "I have already experienced this, done more smoothly." Now for the actual review.

And yet It Moves is a puzzle platformer whose primary mechanic involves rotating the world around your character. The graphical style looks like cutouts from a piece of paper, and remains pretty unique to this day. However, the mechanics/hit detection/acceleration detection can be spotty at times, and the movement feels....un-fluid. Your character pauses every time the world rotates, the movement is slow, acceleration can be difficult to judge so that sometimes you'll die from a fall without expecting, and other times you'll live without any real expectation of doing so.

The game's alright - if you're really into puzzle platformers, it's definitely worth a look. It just feels a little rough around the edges, and (particularly this many years after release) the asking price is probably a little steep.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
this game was super fun and had a neat art style and excellent soundtrack. my only wishes are that it was longer and had more replay value, so i could continue experiencing it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
And Yet It Moves is a quirky little platformer with the interesting mechanic of rotating the level to progress. While some games have used it as a gimmick for a single level or area, none have really explored the mechanic in the way that AYIM does. The entire world rotates around the player-character, quite literally, and not only does the rotation effect his gravity, but that of the physics within the world. The game uses this shifting gravity to require the player to solve not only platforming puzzles, but puzzles where the physics of in-game objects need to be manipulated through a maze, or a flame needs to be pointed in a certain direction.

Unfortunately, for all its uniqueness, And Yet does have a few glaring flaws that can make it difficult to enjoy. Sometimes it's unclear where to travel next, requiring the player to just hurdle himself around the level trying to figure it out. Some areas feel unfairly trial-and-error-based, killing the player with a hurdle that they couldn't possibly have known about, requiring them to go back to the checkpoint and retry now that they actually know what's expected of them. The second act in the jungle comes to a screeching halt when the player is required to navigate platforming challenges that use bamboo stick trampolines with clumsy timing. The player needs to gain enough air before rotating in order to make it to the next platform, but the game doesn't do a very good job of indicating when the jump button is meant to be pushed. This leads to a lot of trial and error where even when getting it right, the player can still be left confused as to the timing needed.

Over-all though, it's a unique gem in a sea of copycat wannabes. For all it's flaws, I still give this game a recommendation simply out of its uniqueness. While the game does admittedly drag for the second act, it makes-up for it in the third act. The game is at its weakest when it wants the player to fumble about with clumsy physics like in Act 2, but it's at it's absolute best when it's exploring ways to challenge the way the player needs to think around the rotation physics to navigate through an area. That's why Act 3 really shines; it keeps the physics light, and instead focuses on requiring fast thinking while the player navigates through some well-designed obstacle courses.

And Yet It Moves is far from perfect, but chip past the slog of the levels that don't work that well, and it can be easy to see the diamond hiding behind it all. If you're the kind of gamer who doesn't like dealing with the bugbears of an inexperienced developer, then it might be better to move on, but if you're someone who's willing to let unique gameplay excuse a few poor design choices, then this is a game that cannot be missed. You'll be hardpressed to find another like it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
And Yet It moves is a enjoyable game. I've died about 100 times or so. Even though the game is hard, its still more fun than you think.

My Rating: 9/10.
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