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And Yet It Moves

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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 Launch yourself using this ledge.
And Yet It Moves Windows The disease will completely distort the environment.
And Yet It Moves Windows Entering the jungle area.
And Yet It Moves Windows An evil tree

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The Press Says

Vandal Online Wii Aug 31, 2010 9.5 out of 10 95
N-Europe Wii Sep 14, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Macworld Macintosh Feb 17, 2011 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gamers.at Windows Apr 02, 2009 90 out of 100 90
GameFocus Windows 2009 8 out of 10 80
Spazio Games Wii Sep 07, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.es Windows May 12, 2009 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Windows May 01, 2009 7.5 out of 10 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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