In a Permanent Save State

In a Permanent Save State


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10,000 - 50,000 downloads

  • Outstanding originality and concept.
  • Awesome soundtrack
  • Too difficult
  • UI issues
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Expert's Review

"Be afraid of life, fear the afterlife"

Reviewed by / Nov 15, 2012

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.

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Developer's original description available here
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.

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.

Recently changed in this version

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.

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  • (16)

    by Bog Leech on 18/06/2014

    Very strange, but I love it :)

  • (16)

    by Notra Kingme on 10/06/2014

    Despite its commentary on the terrible events at st. Foxconn , this is a game . The visuals are reminiscent of madoka magica, if that's a compliment in anyway. HOWEVER my biggest complaint was the lack of explanation and wonky / unresponsive controls during the 4th and 5th stage .because of this I gave up with trying to scroll up on the table screen and uninstalled.

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    by Sean Graham on 04/06/2014

    I am overwhelmed. Thank you.

  • (16)

    by Nick Deal on 26/05/2014

    There is next to no game involved. This is just some douchy "art" trying to seem intellectual with an agenda.

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    by Lala Anne on 28/04/2014

    For those of you who are unable to get past stage 2, you need to kneel and pray to get things out of your way. I think this game is absolutely gorgeous, my only complaint is that in some stages you are left to figure out how to navigate - and navigation changes in each stage. Stage 5 is very frustrating and I'm sort of stuck on it because getting the shadow to move is nearly impossible. With bette

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    by Josh Bertram on 27/04/2014


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    by ben dubois on 14/04/2014

    Worth playing. It opened up my eyes more to what goes behind the scenes.

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