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App description: Sisyphos - A game about pushing a rock that lets you experience the arduousness, joy and pain of pushing a rock up a mountain. A most existencialistic challenge that inspired art and philosophy for centuries.

"It is a lesson in humilitya destruction of the human ego" - killscreensaily.com

Check the review at http://killscreendaily.com/articles/weeks-playlist-pick-sisyphos/
10-05-2014, 01:12 PM
#2
Joined: Sep 2014
Location: Newcastle England
Posts: 845
Anyone tried this? Not sure if it's worth checking out or if it's just someone's weird test to see if people will buy any old crap? The art sure looks nice.

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10-05-2014, 01:46 PM
#3
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 149
At least it's not a flappy bird clone.
10-05-2014, 02:29 PM
#4
Joined: Sep 2014
Location: Newcastle England
Posts: 845
Well I'll TOFTT and report back soon (since it's only 69p)

Edit. "Impressions"

Right well........ It's a simple affair of tap to push the Rock and then tap to move a foot forward and repeat, the rock is obviously constantly trying to roll back down the hill and the further you push it the steeper the hill gets, and that seems to be it. There's stats for how high you've got and it seems like there is a peak to reach. But that's all there seems to be, now I've only played it for five mins so I'll post back later after I've tried to reach higher up the hill.

Formerly: oooooomonkey.
Gamecentre: Sexy Pirate Arrr
Some Fav Games: ElementalWings, RoverCraftRacing, SaturdayMorningRPG, SpecialTacticsOnline, TheBikingDead, WrestlingRevolution.

Last edited by Sexy Pirate; 10-05-2014 at 02:42 PM.
10-06-2014, 01:46 AM
#5
Joined: Sep 2014
Location: Newcastle England
Posts: 845
Well I made it to the peak and the little guy just pushes the rock over and it rolls down the other side so he starts pushing it up again but from the other side. While it looks nice and plays fine I really can't reccomend anyone to buy this as its pretty pointless.
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Formerly: oooooomonkey.
Gamecentre: Sexy Pirate Arrr
Some Fav Games: ElementalWings, RoverCraftRacing, SaturdayMorningRPG, SpecialTacticsOnline, TheBikingDead, WrestlingRevolution.
10-09-2014, 04:35 AM
#6
Joined: Oct 2014
Location: Berlin
Posts: 3
pointless is the point

Just wanted to point out, though of course it's not very appealing for everyone from a gameplay point of view, being caught in a "pointless" task is exactly what the myths of sisyphos is about.

Last edited by fgrolig; 10-09-2014 at 04:50 AM.
10-09-2014, 04:39 AM
#7
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,656
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sexy Pirate View Post
Well I made it to the peak and the little guy just pushes the rock over and it rolls down the other side so he starts pushing it up again but from the other side. While it looks nice and plays fine I really can't reccomend anyone to buy this as its pretty pointless.
I cant believe you pushed it to the top of the mountain ! Thought its a pointless 'game' just as the description says "lets you experience the arduousness, joy and pain of pushing a rock up a mountain". Seems to do exactly that !
04-04-2015, 01:10 PM
#8
Joined: Oct 2014
Location: Berlin
Posts: 3
Free for a week

Sisyphos is free till 11. April.