Qrth-phyl Is Snake Like You've Never Played
A mouthful of snakes.
Don't ask me how you pronounce "Qrth-phyl" because I don't know. What I CAN tell you, however, is that the game, developed by Hermit Games, recently released for both PC and Xbox 360. And it looks damned good. It's a 3D version of snake, only...trippier. And randomized! The developer describes it as
qrth-phyl continues the algorithmic, generative and metaphorical arcade game design ideas last seen in previous hermitgames release Leave Home. The game plays in 3D, is adaptive and fuses elements of documentary. Based on a prototype created in the deep south west of Cornwall circa 2004 it has been (re)developed for PC and XBLIG over the last two years. Built with custom tools, self generating code and a modified AY-3-8912 audio chip.
You need to watch a video of this game in action to see what he's talking about, though. Check it:
Those interested in purchasing it, can do so from the game's website here. The 360 version has a demo for you to try out, PC version doesn't...but it's just 3 dollars--not too bad. If you liked snake then chances are you'll like this version of it. I hear good things and will be purchasing it soon.
The title is also a part of the XBL "Indie Games Uprising," which includes titles like Sentenia, Diehard Dungeon, Gateways, Smooth Operators, Entropy, City Tuesday, XenoMiner and Pixel. The trailer for that is here:
Though Qrth-phyl looks like the standout title in the uprising.