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Video Game: Don't Look Back
Don't Look Back is a short Freeware Indie Game by Terry Cavanagh which reimagines the story of Orpheus descending into the underworld to rescue Eurydice as a Platform Game.

This game provides examples of:

  • Convection Schmonvection: A few screens have the protagonist jumping from pillar to pillar over a lake of lava.
  • Death Is a Slap on the Wrist: Any time you lose, you simply go back to the start of the same screen.
  • Don't Look Back: After picking up Eurydice, facing to the right for any reason will cause Orpheus to look at Eurydice, who then evaporates with an inrushing-breath sound (forcing you to restart the screen).
  • Grave Clouds: The game starts in the dark in the rain, by the grave.
  • Lethal Lava Land: You spend several screens passing through one of these; it even includes bouncing lava balls to dodge.
  • One-Hit-Point Wonder: The player character dies upon being hit by anything.
  • Orphean Rescue: Inspired by the original, although this Orpheus uses platforming and a gun instead of music.
  • Silence Is Golden: The only text (much less dialogue) is the instructions telling you how to control your character.
  • Stalactite Spite: In the caves.
  • Temporary Platform: Part of the journey downward includes traversing collapsing platforms over lava.
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