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And Yet It Moves

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3.9
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Description

And Yet It Moves is a platform game with puzzle elements where the goal is simply to complete each of the levels. The twist is that next to regular movement (left, right, jumping), the player is also able to rotate the game world in instances of ninety degrees, both left and right. That way, the environment can be explored in different directions. Even though it becomes possible to complete a level without the movement keys, it is mainly used for puzzles. Players need to take out enemies by moving items from the environment, guide a shadow character that mirror the player's actions, or do complex sets of platform jumping including bouncing ledges and swings. By quickly rotating, the velocity can be increased to dazzling speeds, but when the character hits the ground too fast or from too high a distance, he will be killed.

After every section there is a checkpoint and there is an unlimited amount of tries per level. The graphical style is envisioned as a world of paper cut-outs, in regard to the player's character as well as every item in the environment. There are also different themes for the levels, including fire, jungle and rocks. The game is divided into three main acts and an epilogue. Next to the main game mode, the levels can be played in competition for the fastest times, with global high score leaderboards as well as ghosts of other players.

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And Yet It Moves Windows Main menu
And Yet It Moves Windows I've lit the environment ... and myself.
And Yet It Moves Windows A deadly maze, be quick!
And Yet It Moves Windows Running from a boulder.

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The Press Says

Macworld Macintosh Feb 17, 2011 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Good Game Windows Apr 13, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Gamers.at Windows Apr 02, 2009 90 out of 100 90
Indie Game Magazine Windows Feb 17, 2010 85 out of 100 85
IGN Wii Aug 27, 2010 8 out of 10 80
GameZebo Windows Apr 21, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
D+PAD Magazine Wii Sep 02, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Indius Wii Jan 22, 2012 15 out of 20 75
Indius Windows Jan 22, 2012 15 out of 20 75
Nintendojo Wii Sep 28, 2010 B- 67

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Trivia

Title

And Yet It Moves refers to the Italian phrase E pur si muove, attributed to the Italian mathematician, physicist and philosopher Galileo Galilei. It is said he muttered the phrase after being forced to recant in 1633, before the Inquisition, his belief that the Earth moves around the Sun. More information about it can be found in the related links section.

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