In a Permanent Save State
5,000 - 10,000 downloads
- Outstanding originality and concept.
- Awesome soundtrack
- Too difficult
- UI issues
The game forbidden in iOS, now for Android
We face one of the most controversial games ever, a game about the quintessence of mobile industry, different points of view on how afterlife should be and, by the way, a platform game with odd physics, all at once. Be warned, even when this game doesn't cease to be a casual game after all, it isn't a game designed to be fun per se, hence the lack of color saturation, silly jokes or a catchy soundtrack.
Game puts us under the skin of those poor souls who have committed suicide when working in a well-known factory, every one with his own dogmas about death and what happens next. The non Western approach to afterlife may make feel both Western and Eastern players disoriented at first, but it's an original touch in the end. Every stage is set around an afterlife concept, everything pretty macabre,
Design can only be qualified as gloomy as awesome. However, it seems that this game has been ported to Android in a too hasty way, because controls are too difficult and game can quickly become nearly unplayable. We would recommend this game for anyone who wants to look for serious casual gaming after funny casual gaming, but we must also remind you to check the "what's new" section to be sure that Benjamin Poynter has fixed up what he should. Anyway, a game that deserves all our attention.
After Apple's Removal : This is a game about the collective afterlives of seven overworked laborers who committed suicide in the Foxconn camp, commissioned by Apple. I am being quite critical of them and their human rights violations.
Before Apple's Removal : A cerebral, fantasy driven application about events that are true and currently exist. In a Permanent Save State is a game that falls into the evolving category of 'serious games' or if you will 'games for change'. The interconnected narrative it tells sheds nameless perspective upon the Western spectacle vs. the Eastern dream. Furthermore, has a root in cultural truisms which define the aesthetic and faith for those involved. There is an effort made to deconstruct these notions and the video game form itself. Those who assemble the dreams of this world now have their own at a devastating cost.
UPDATE. 1.1. Fixes. Optimized through updated SDK (4.2). Crashes should be less a burden. Slight mechanic issue in stage 2 fixed. Apologies for wait. Desperate measures taken on eve of the IMGA.
Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Peter Warrior.
Great art. Gameplay not so much....
Utterly pointless. Would have worked better as a short, non-interactive film.
As a concept or as art this deserves 5 stars. As an artwork it has a unique style, an interactive feature, and a political agenda. He targeted the exact market who should care about this issue, people like me who love electronics, but are torn for our l
Wow, just wow. There isn't much of a 'game' here. However, it's a very deep, dark social commentary about the price of technology we all are so dependant on. One suggestion is to provide some kind of explanation of what to do because some of the message b
I love it and its better than most games on here
The controls where explained, the stages had any goal besides being fillers and the narrative texts where any good. What a waste of game dev talent here. 2 stars only for the talent not the actual 'game'