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Genre: Cinematic Platformer

Group Description

Cinematic platformers are a sub-genre of platform games that attempt to combine traditional challenges of the genre with realistic structure and presentation. These games often feature puzzle-solving elements and setpieces, and play considerably slower than more "jump and run"-oriented titles. They avoid the abundance of power-ups and score-increasing items and instead emphasize the vulnerability of the protagonist, forcing the player to carefully plot every move (sometimes in a trial-and-error pattern) to overcome obstacles and avoid falling damage. Protagonists in cinematic platformers are normally realistically proportioned, with special attention paid to animation and precise acrobatic moves (climbing, hanging on ledges, rolling, etc.).

The genre was defined and popularized by Prince of Persia (1989). Other notable examples include French-developed platformers such as Another World (1991). Many of the genre's gameplay elements were carried over as it shifted to 3D. This group, however, only includes two-dimensional cinematic platformers, particularly because the line between various platform genres tended to blur with the advent of 3D.
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Trek to Yomi2022PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Windows Apps, Xbox One, Xbox SeriesDevolver Digital, Inc....
Little Nightmares II2021Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Stadia, Windows, Xbox OneBANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc....
White Shadows2021PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox One, Xbox SeriesHeadup Games GmbH & Co. KG...
Oddworld: Soulstorm2021PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, WindowsOddworld Inhabitants Inc....
Unto the End2020Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Stadia, Windows, Windows Apps, Xbox One, Xbox SeriesBig Sugar LLC...
Little Orpheus2020iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, tvOSSumo Digital Ltd (Sheffield)...
Ministry of Broadcast2020iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, Nintendo Switch, WindowsHitcents.com, Inc....
Stela2019iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, Nintendo Switch, tvOS, Windows, Xbox OneSkyBox Labs Inc...
The Eternal Castle2019Linux, Macintosh, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, WindowsTFL Studios, LLC...
The Way: Remastered2018Nintendo SwitchSONKA S.A....
Little Nightmares2017PlayStation 4, Stadia, Windows, Xbox OneBANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc.3.72
Black: The Fall2017Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneSand Sailor Srl...
The Way2016Linux, Macintosh, Windows, Xbox OneCode Horizon...
Deadlight: Director's Cut2016Gloud, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneKoch Media GmbH (Austria)3.38
Inside2016iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OnePlaydead ApS3.53
Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries2015WindowsGriN BVBA...
Feist2015Android, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, Tomahawk F1, Windows, Xbox OneFinji, LLC...
Monochroma2014Linux, Macintosh, Tomahawk F1, Windows, Xbox OneNowhere Studios...
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee - New 'n' Tasty!2014Android, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Wii U, Windows, Xbox OneOddworld Inhabitants Inc....
Never Alone (Kisima Innitchuna)2014Android, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Windows, Xbox OneE-Line Media3.57
Flashback2013PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox OneUbisoft, Inc.3.70
Deadlight2012Windows, Xbox 360Microsoft Studios3.56
Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition2011Android, Blacknut, Dreamcast, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, Ouya, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Wii U, Windows, Xbox OneDigital Lounge, The3.80
The War of the Worlds2011Xbox 360Paramount Digital Entertainment...
Limbo2010Android, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Windows, Windows Apps, Xbox 360, Xbox Cloud Gaming, Xbox OnePlaydead ApS3.69
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Selected Covers

Deadlight Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Deadlight
Feist Linux Front Cover
Front cover for Feist
Ministry of Broadcast Macintosh Front Cover
Front cover for Ministry of Broadcast
Little Orpheus iPad Front Cover
Front cover for Little Orpheus
Stela Xbox One Front Cover
Front cover for Stela

Selected Screenshots

Start screen
Screenshot from Deadlight
Main menu
Screenshot from Feist
Title screen
Screenshot from Flashback
Game group created by Unicorn Lynx (181445), additional games added to group by POMAH (65577), krisko6 (829), Rik Hideto (460906), chromax (190), firefang9212 (76417), Meximagician (7), Invada, Sciere (779485), Alaka (86392), jean-louis (60731), robertmo, Pseudo_Intellectual (64343), vedder (57607) and Alex G
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