Video Game: Fractured
Fractured is a Puzzle Platformer Web Game by Big Dino Studios. You must guide a boy in a big cap to the ghost of his mother, who narrates her plight in verse. It's a deceptively simple platformer, but the gimmick is that the screen is fractured, and pieces are displaced and twisted. What results is a truly disorieting experience as you must navigate this shattered frame to reach the boy's mother.
This game has the following tropes:
- Crate Expectations: There are crates in certain levels the boy can push around to reach high-up places.
- Fission Mailed: The last level; when the pieces are rearranged, it's shown that there is no means to reach the mother. There are only her platform and her son's.
- Interface Screw: The main gimmick of this level is the broken screen, which only reassembles itself when each level is beaten.
- Our Ghosts Are Different: The boy's mother appears as a pinkish-white apparition with Fog Feet.