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Coil is an experimental "autobiographical" game that plays out more like a song or painting then an actual "game". I was basically trying to create an experience that put the player into an open minded space and let them question not only what the game was about, but what a game can actually be.
Release Date: Feb 1, 2008
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Coil is an experimental "autobiographical" game that plays out more like a song or painting then an actual "game". I was basically trying to create an experience that put the player into an open minded space and let them question not only what the game was about, but what a game can actually be.

Coil uses mouse movements only, no keys or clicking is involved at all.

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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
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268 reviews
0.3 hrs on record
Coil is a great indie game, its really short and tells a story that means something a little different to each person. The game really is what you make of it. Art wise it seems to stand on its own and has decent sound. I recommend playing through the game yourself atleast once, you will most likely have at least a bit of fun playing,
Posted: March 7th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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36 reviews
0.5 hrs on record
A game developed and produced by the man of questionable sanity who produced The Binding of Isaac and Super Meat Boy, Edmund McMillan, and Florian Himsl, a programmer for The Binding of Isaac.

Though the word game is being used pretty loosely since this is an interactive story with no pretense of being a game. It shares similar art to McMillan’s other work. The game is controlled purely using the mouse with no keyboard and even no clicking. Though i’m still not exactly sure how the mouse controls you; I’m sure rotating the mouse is somehow involved. But the point is, the main character/embryo handles like a blind, deaf and dumb horse with three legs. But this game isn’t about the controls.
Posted: July 26th, 2014
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
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67 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
I'm gonna be honest, I don't know what this game is. I think my account got hacked and then the person played this game and then left or died.
Posted: March 4th, 2014
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
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31 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
A very brief demo. I found the soundtrack irritating. The gameplay was also very simplistic. The written parts were mildly amusing but I don't see anything special here which hasn't been done before. I feel as though the creator of this could have expressed themselves much better within another medium. For example a short animation or a short story.
Posted: June 5th, 2014
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3 reviews
0.4 hrs on record
Cant sprint or crouch wtf
Posted: April 19th, 2014
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
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1 review
0.7 hrs on record
The game is a masterpiece. This game is dipicted as a simple journey that is insightful and portrays a journey that we have all gone through at one point, it's complex story built upon it's interactive nature shows the gamer the developers view's on the subject. Even though some may think it is about procreation, some might say it is about love in a in-depth comparison, but when two fetuses procceded to have 1 on 1 combat it reminded me of call of duty as it's main fan base is 10 and below, however this game is not suited for young minds as it does have a dark sense inbedded in the plot.

Coil has a unique way of of presenting it's story as each sequence is after short text which gives a bit of the story and requires some sense in order to play as there is no assistance present. Players could find this game difficult if they were a cockroach... half braindead... paralysed and if they were trying to play in the middle of a war. Although the game is spectacular in its art and narrative style and the small puzzles however lacking, it does feel empty in a retrospect, but it is always fun to have a race with your friends and show them all the hours you have played of it with the hardcore competitve edge it presents.
Posted: December 13th, 2013
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