Today’s deal is Tengami!
BACK TO THE SHACK
Gamers, and I ask this honestly, have we lost our very souls? All of us, constantly slamming our over-large and over-talented brains into these extremely complicated worlds full of stats and combos and secret unlockable sidequests, and for what? Street cred? Fun? A deliberate attempt to escape life’s harsh realities by devoting all your mental resources to something fully accomplishable? We may never truly know, but we will ask you this: how long has it been gamer, since you’ve used a pop-up book, not for the benefit of some stupid kids who can’t read for themselves, but for your own earnest enjoyment?
Not only are they absolutely beautiful examples of craftsmanship and artistry, but unlike any game you’ve ever played for a hundred hours plus, they’re often simple enough for even the oldest and youngest of us to understand, and even compared to a TV show or a movie, pop-up books are never here to take up much of your time. They’re a brain snack; the “eating a single M&M because you just wanted a taste” of books, and now, someone’s gone and turned one into a video game.
So just imagine: it’s a book within the game that’s longer than any pop-up you’ve ever seen. As you move the pages turn, and as they turn, there more and more delightful and completely doable puzzles for you to see as you go through the story. And if you asked yourself “Hey, of all the game composers I know, who should write the music for a chill pop-up book game that’s all about atmosphere?” and didn’t answer David Wise from Donkey Kong Country, you’re about to find out why you didn’t, because he totally did the soundtrack for Tengami. So come on! Try it out today! There’s not many better ways to spend a buck fifty, and this one might just warm your cold hard gamer soul.
The official trailer for Tengami:
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