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Video Game / Membrane

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Inside of someone’s brain, a small pointy yellow creature named Sig must help fire off synapses in order to swat a housefly. At the molecular level, brain functions are slow, so Sig’s odyssey spans the length of an indie game.

That indie game is Membrane, a Puzzle Platformer developed by Perfect Hat for Nintendo Switch and released on February 22nd, 2018. It stars Sig, an odd yellow creature who is on a quest to escape the mind of a deranged person. Sig has the ability to spit out red bricks that turn into platforms, which will come in handy because the mind is all full of strange tricks.

Tropes present in this game:

  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: Every color is associated with a clear function in the game's world. Thus, black represents normal surfaces you can run on and stick red blocks onto; yellow instantly dissolves the blocks; and magenta is immediately lethal to Sig.
  • Grimy Water: Falling into the pools of a magenta liquid will instantly kill Sig.
  • One Hitpoint Wonder: Getting hit by anything instantly forces Sig to restart the room.