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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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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
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 26
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Cant sprint or crouch wtf
Posted: April 19
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2 of 10 people (20%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Ugh. Annoying music, dull gameplay of controlling microscopic single-cell type creatures, and a ridiculously vague story that is not interesting at all. Something to do with abortion and nonconsensual assault, perhaps. But it's so boring, and each new text panel barely seems connected to the previous ones. If you pride yourself in being able to understand "intellectual" nonsense like this, you may want to give it a try, but everyone else would probably be better off passing.

If you do insist on playing this waste of time, text advancement is done by moving the mouse clockwise. I thought the arrows were simply a graphical design choice for a while, but they were actually a cue on how to advance the text.
Posted: September 2
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4 of 16 people (25%) found this review helpful
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 5
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0.2 hrs on record
WHAT IS THIS GAME??? I think its good though
Posted: July 18
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
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 7
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