Don't Look Back is a short game I made in 2009.
Some reviews of the original version:
"A perfect example of doing more with less" - The Escapist
"Every game with a lead character necessarily has a moral. Every single one. It's just rare that the moral is so uplifting." - Jayisgames
"It may be a pop song, but it´s like a Smashing Pumpkins single or something, from a concept album." - PlayThisThing
64 bit update.
Ratings and Reviews
When I was browsing popular indie games I came across this wonderful game! This game has a lot to love about it, the reference to old Atari 2600 games, the story, the difficulty and by difficulty I mean this game is quite the challenge. It’s not frustratingly difficult like many modern indie games but it’s a good difficulty that makes you feel very satisfied when you complete a level or a boss. I have completed this game many times over, and the game almost never gets old! It’s even more fun to attempt to speed run this game. But with all games they have their flaws, for example the controls are very clunky and awkward most of the time the buttons are very small and if the developer adds a controller customizer that would be great. Also, the game is very short. I was expecting a load of bosses and new enemies but instead I only got three boss fights with one of them being extremely short. Anyways this game is a must play and you should get it right away!
This game is a perfect example of what to do when making a game! I love the animation, controls and puzzles!
This game was tough but because of the limited animation catching on was easy enough which helped maintain the fun factor.
Because this game was so short it was awesome learning the mechanics as I advanced which kept the excitement alive!
My all-time favorite movie is “Apocalipto” by Mel Gibson; and the fast pace and mission driven concept of this game made me fall in love. I have finished this game 5 times and STILL love playing through it!
Another reason why this game is amazing is because of the ending! I was kinda confused initially, but once I finished, the final scene brought clarity to the game’s atmosphere, music and more importantly it’s name!
I highly recommend this “FREE” game to anyone looking for a thrill!
After finishing the game I read through other reviews and a few people compared this game to what made old school Atari games great. If this is what Atari games were like I’m finding one for my home!
I would LOVE to play a full length game by this developer!!! 🤞🏾
Really solid but has one major flaw.
This game is the perfect example of less is more. It may not have a complex plot, characters, or look like a movie, but it’s solid run and gun gameplay is really solid. There are a handful of flaws, such as its length. It can be completed at around 10 minutes for newer players, but speed runs of the game finish it in only 4. But i can’t complain too much, it is free. And no ads, so that’s nice. I totally recommend it to people who like games that are not only challenging, but still fair and fun.
- Terry Cavanagh
- 26.5 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- © Terry Cavanagh
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