Coil is a strange experimental game where you direct a spermatazoa using mouse movements only (you need to flick from side to side so that the flagella creates movement)
, and your task is to find the female ovum and fertilize it. Once you have penetrated the egg, the cell nucleus starts to divide ..... The game then progresses thorugh various stages of development via a series of mini games, each one taking you nearer to the foetus's full alien development. (I'm not going to describe any more of these as it would be giving too many spoliers away). The mini games are intermingled with at times somewhat weird text, for example:When she awoke from the coil time didn't wait for her, it just watched her whimper
orHe whispered as she divided, This will make you remember that I am a part of you.
To get rid of the text follow the arrows with your mouse.
To be honest, I found the text part a little confusing as it really didn't seem to tie in with the mini games, which by the way were beautifully drawn.
I wouldn't recommend you let any children play this game as it is overtly sexual in some of the text.
Overall I found the game interesting enough to play through a few times as I love anything biological (both my degrees are biology oriented).
For a free game I'd recommend this to any of my friends. Don't expect a full blown indie game with several hours worth of game play; that said it did hold me for almost two hours before I fell asleep at the keyboard (not the games fault but morphine) IMO it's definitely worth a few hours of tinkering, just to experience what I'd call game art.
If you get stuck, remember its all in the mouse movement. I didn't figure this initially and it took ages to get past the first mini game.