Gish isn't your average hero. In fact, he's not your average anything...you see, Gish is a ball of tar. A Sunday stroll with his lady friend, Brea, goes awry when a shadowy figure emerges from an open manhole and pulls Brea below ground.
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Releasedatum: 4 mei 2004

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The 2005 Independent Games Festival Grand Prize winner.

"One of the most original games ever made" - Gametunnel.com: 10/10

"A Little Getaway: Small, Simple, Fast and Fun... (GISH) proves that a simple idea can be elaborated upon with terrific results." - New York Times

"The freshest platformer I've played this year"- PCGamer UK: 85%

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Gish isn't your average hero. In fact, he's not your average anything...you see, Gish is a ball of tar. A Sunday stroll with his lady friend, Brea, goes awry when a shadowy figure emerges from an open manhole and pulls Brea below ground. Following Brea's calls for help, Gish suddenly finds himself in the subterranean sewers of Dross, a long forgotten city filled with twisting corridors, evil traps, and some of the most demented creatures imaginable.

With his gelatinous structure as his only means of defense, Gish must follow the echoing cries of his damsel in distress deep within the earth below. What freakish creatures dwell in this subterranean land? Who is Brea's captor? And just how far down does the rabbit hole go?

Life isn't easy when you're a 12 pound ball of tar...

  • Dynamic physics and lighting
  • Destructible environments
  • 34+ story levels
  • 20+ collection levels
  • 80+ player-made levels available for download
  • Six unique VS. modes
  • Unlockable game modes
  • Over 15 animated enemies
  • Six deranged bosses
  • Five "super secret" levels
  • Level editor

Systeemeisen

Windows
Mac OS X

    Minimum: Windows 2000/XP/Vista, AMD, Intel or G3 1000+ Mhz processor; OpenGL Compatible 3D Graphics adaptor (ATI, NVIDIA, Intel, etc.) with 32 mb of video memory; 256MB of memory

    Recommended: AMD, Intel, or G4 1500+ Mhz processor; OpenGL Compatible 3D Graphics adaptor (ATI, NVIDIA, Intel, etc.) with 64 mb of video memory, 256MB of memory

    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, Snow Leopard 10.6.3, or later.
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo 1.66GHz+
    • Memory: 1GB of RAM
    • Graphics: 64MB of video memory
    • Hard Drive: 200+MB of free hard drive space
    • Sound: Standard audio
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5 van de 5 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
15.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 4 november 2014
This is an interesting and mostly fun physics platformer, though not without its flaws. You are Gish, a liquidy ball of tar, and you must use your shifting weight to overcome a variety of puzzles. The game isn't the most polished, and the controls can be very frustrating at times, but all in all this is a decent early indie game that takes clear influences from classic Mario games while adding in something new.
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4 van de 4 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
32.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 27 januari
"Sluggish controls/physics. Kind of disappointment." was my initial impression a few years ago when I first got it. I gave the game another shot recently and for some reason it clicked with me more. The game is absurdly frustrating at times, but it can be pretty compelling if you keep at it. The controls take quite a lot getting used to, and you should most definitely swallow your pride and play on easy mode! (the game is still plenty hard on easy mode, especially later)

I do want to say that this is a CAUTIOUS thumbs up. The game is really a 6/10.
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3 van de 3 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
26.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 1 januari
I am writing this review primarily for those who have also reviewed it and have claimed that the controls are somehow bad.

The simple fact is that if you are finding the controls difficult, you are trying to play the game wrong. Trying to play this game like a normal platformer, staying on the ground, trying to time your jumps, and ignoring many of Gish's abilties will result in abysmal failure. Instead, your main focus needs to be on your momentum. Knowing the levels is key, so that you can plan out a route before hand which is fluid and smooth. Even a tiny change in your path can drastically change how you move across the terrain and can be the difference between leaping across a huge gap or flopping and losing all your speed. Jumping is everything. Setting yourself up properly for a good jump, even if that requires you to go out of your way or backtrack, can often lead to significantly improved times due to the extra speed you will carry out of it.

That being said, this isn't easy. Even beyond the ~15 hours I have clocked on Steam I had played the demo extensively many years ago. One of the great things you can do when you do get good at it is speedrunning it for fun, as I stated before the gameplay revolves around keeping your speed, and there are also a number of shortcuts, alternate routes, or even somewhat abusable physics bugs which you can use to your advantage.

As for other things, the Edmund McMillen style is nice, though the graphics and interface are clearly dated. There are a number of minor bugs in the physics which can be frustrating until you learn to work around them. Overall I think the uniquness of the gameplay outweighs the flaws.

I'll end with a couple tips for those who want to become better:
-tapping sticky while climbing allows you to climb much faster, it also helps while moving across the ground
-being at high speed and then pressing sticky will cause you to compress down, allowing you to get a good jump in
-holding slippery+heavy while in the tiny tubes will make you go faster through them, and sometimes you can launch out of the exit
-slippery+heavy is optimal for pushing blocks around without getting caught up on them
-while climbing, you can swing around 90 degree corners by tap-releasing sticky and using the arrow keys to shift your weight
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4 van de 5 mensen (80%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.8 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 8 februari
One of the best indie games ive ever played
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2 van de 2 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 23 februari
Death's Decree
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Type: 2D Physics-based puzzle platformer

# of Players: 1-player story mode, 1 to 4-player versus modes

Footprint: Very small size on disk, runs well on older computers

Moddability: Built-in level editor


Short summary
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Gish is a platformer where the player plays as a blob of tar. This blob is capable
of turning sticky to scale walls, Turning slimy to slide down slim passages and turning
heavy to crush enemies or walls.

After completing the main game, you can challenge your friends to tar-sumo fights
and blob-racing or check player-made levels on crypticsea's website.
An open source version of the game's framework can be found under
the name 'freegish'

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This game is not worth dying for. It is quite entertaining however.
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3 van de 4 mensen (75%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
2.1 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 28 oktober 2014
Gish is a 2D physics platformer where you control a ball of tar through various levels. The game's atmosphere is pretty dark and the story is kinda silly (ball of tar rescuing his human girlfriend from the ball of whatever that gray thing is...).

One of the main aspects of the game are it’s infamous controls which are hard for some to get into. Everything has to be done gradually. For example: you can’t just press jump and expect it to jump as high as it can, you need to start with small jumps first. The character has his “flow” that you must go with.

It’s not a bad game, it just isn’t for everyone. Controlling the character isn’t hard because "devs did bad job", it’s hard because it’s the challenge that is part of the game - which is going through levels and doing various stuff as a ball of tar that is affected by physics.
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3 van de 4 mensen (75%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
1.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 10 november 2014
Don't pay attention to where it says I only played this for one hour. Gish is one of the games I had before they started recording that information. Anyhoo, this game is a lot of fun. The mechanics of the game are really different from other games I've played, which is a good thing. I like the art style, as well as the music. I do remember the game having a few bugs, but nothing that I found to be game breaking.
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27 van de 40 mensen (68%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1 persoon vond deze recensie grappig
0.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 18 januari 2014
I have never had this much fun being a blob of semi-liquid
Also give Edmund McMillen money
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10 van de 11 mensen (91%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
14.9 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 22 juni 2013
Most reviews have been voted down to about 60% helpfulness. This is largly because of the game's unique mechanics. People who "get" them downvote negative reviews, and those who "don't get it" downvote the positive reviews.

I've been playing this game with many people starting with the demo around 2004-5, specifically in sumo mode. I have not played the campaign, as I rarely play without friends. I have played 1000s of matches, and learned how to play.

Jumping is hard for some people. If you're a hater, you'll probably hate this game and give up, but if you learn how to jump, you'll admire the jump mechanic. If you play against serious players who've rocked this game 100s of times, you'll have a blast. It's a fun balance of creativity, reflexes and strategy that never gets old.

This is a great party game. Hooked up to a TV with 4 wireless xbox controllers, this game was a staple at a burger night. Everybody played, and even new players had a blast. The quick game resets and no load times make restarts a snap. It's also fun to watch.

If you don't have a TV and wireless controllers, use a projector 4 keyboards, or game controllers - they're $10 on ebay, or mix and match.

It's old, but it's good. This game was created in 2004, so the textures are a bit low res. The controls may seem alien at first, but once you learn, you can use crazy combo wall jump moves and squish the competition.
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15 van de 22 mensen (68%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
5.5 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 25 januari 2014
Awesome platformer, except that all the achievements are broken.
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17 van de 26 mensen (65%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 20 maart 2014
Simple and awesome! :)
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8 van de 10 mensen (80%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.2 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 23 februari 2011
Recensie voor release
Cute animations. Reminds me of the very awesome and surreal World of Goo. And Gish seems to do a good job of teaching you how to get around.

However, Gish plays poorly with a keyboard. It appears to have controller settings, though. Please comment back to me if you've played this with a controller.

Try the demo first. I personally lost interest after about 10 minutes. After playing Trine and Braid, it's difficult going back to older indie platformers.
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7 van de 9 mensen (78%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.4 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 11 juli 2014
This game sure was revolutionary back in 2004.
But these days, it seems pretty monotonous.
But it sure is a great game.
This game is for the real Edmund McMillen Fans
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3 van de 4 mensen (75%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
Geplaatst: 28 december 2010
Gish is unique, extremely fun, and is definitely among my all time favorite games.
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2 van de 3 mensen (67%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
5.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 2 mei 2014
good game :D reminds me of the good old days... ^^
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3 van de 6 mensen (50%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.4 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 9 juli 2011
Recensie voor release
Charming game, but the controls could really use some improvement. Gish is difficult to control. But for an indie game it's a 'must play' type of game. You owe it to yourself. Go.

[Rating: 77/100]
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2 van de 4 mensen (50%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1.3 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 14 juli 2014
i enjoyed this game very much. it is a simple game and it runs well on older computers.
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43 van de 87 mensen (49%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 23 november 2013
"One reason, and one reason only, the controls."

I got this game a long time ago in a bundle, and in all honesty only really became the slightest bit interesting in it when I became a fan of Edmund Mcmillen’s work, and found out this was something that he worked on.

I tried playing this game once before, and I personally found it unbearable to play.
For one reason, and one reason only, the controls. They really aren’t that great, and I found it very difficult to try and get used to. Which in the end, I couldn’t. I gave up and I watched a let’s play instead, of the whole play through. Which is a shame because it looks like a decent game, and for people that don’t see the controls as a problem, it probably is.

A lot of people moan about this game and say it’s bad, and that it’s broken. Which in ways, I suppose it is. I just think that this game had a lot of potential.
There was talk of a sequel being made, but from what I have heard Mcmillen can’t get a hold of the programmer that worked on the game, so can’t really do much about anything.

Fellow people with OCD-tendencies, beware!
The achievements on this game are broken, even though they all have a 0.3% achieved rate, which shows that a very few may have cheated to get them. (I guess I don’t blame them if they are well and truly broken and steam won’t take them down)

All in all, this is one I wouldn’t recommend. Buy anything else with Edmund Mcmillen’s name on it. Anything, but this.
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5 van de 11 mensen (45%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
6.7 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 28 september 2013
Gish is like Mario but with 4 different physics to control , Slide,Glue,Spike and jump with rebound and there is even warp zone and one is the exact same Mario 1 underground level ! see my screenshot -> http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=134111401

so especially for all Edmund McMillen fan it is his first selling game he did back in 2004
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1 van de 3 mensen (33%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
1.0 uur in totaal
Geplaatst: 18 mei 2012
Gish is a weird platformer that takes a lot of getting used to. You play as a blob that uses his blobbiness to traverse the environment. The controls are rather awkward, even when you get used to them, but provide an unusual platforming experience that's hard not to recommend to platformer fans, if only to shake things up from the usual.
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