Fail to Win: Chapter 1 is a physics based puzzle platforme game. Everett may be able to return to a checkpoint, but that does not mean everything else returns with him. Pull off crazy ragdoll corpse stunts and solve deadly puzzles.
Like many games, Fail to Win allows you to return after death. Well … it lets your avatar Everett return. This game, however, has a few … peculiarities. Everett may be able to return to a checkpoint, but that does not mean everything else returns with him. Pull off crazy ragdoll corpse stunts and solve deadly puzzles.
The game now consists of four stages, each with a handful of puzzles.This chapter should last about 30-60 minutes. It the response is positive, more will come.
In Fail to Win your goal is to make get to the end of each level by any means necessary. This can often require you standing too close to exploding crates, causing you to die and sending your ragdolling body flying through the air. Death is not the end in Fail to Win, in fact it’s a vital part of the process…
When you get blasted through the air you still have a little control of what direction your ragdolling corpse goes in. Also, if your corpse lands on a checkpoint square then you’ll be able to respawn there rather than the previous one. You can respawn at a checkpoint instantly by pressing the spacebar, but the environment won’t reset unless you stand on the special reset panels. Also, when you respawn you still have whatever momentum you had before, so you can use it to propel you through the air after you respawn.
If this all sounds complicated, than that’s because it is, but once you get to grips with the fundamentals of the corpe flinging and respawning then it’s a very impressive puzzler that has some very inventive puzzle design. It almost feels like Portal at times, but with a whole lot more suicide and floppy bodies flying through the air!
Controls: WASD – Movement, Mouse – Look, Spacebar – Jump/Respawn
You are greeted by a mysterious, faceless, and suspicious Guide who addresses the player directly. You are given control over an avatar named Everett who returns to the last-touched checkpoint after death. The Guide continues to lead you through a series of puzzles, often sometimes expressing frustration about the developers of the game. Each puzzle requires Everett to die. There's a lot more going on in the plot, but this is only the first chapter, so expect the story to develop itself further in the future.