Armor Games' Fall Damage: Crack Up On the Path Down to Discovery
Welcome to another edition of Geek-Offs, where you'll find the perfect distractions to help you muddle your way through hump day each week.
Sometimes falling can be good and sometimes it can be bad, but either way, as the rhyme goes, we all fall down. For this week's Geek-Off we offer up Fall Damage, a fun little game by Armor Games designer Tony Lavelle, where we will free fall 'til we crack.
In Fall Damage, you're a newly hatched egg high up in a nest and you have to, well, fall your way to safety. A Doodle Jump in reverse, the only way to go is down, but if you fall too far at once, you're going to suffer varying degrees of fall damage until you crack.
You'll encounter obstacles along the way, for which there are handy tricks and features (wall sliding, parachuting and pogo-ing) to keep you from falling too far too fast, but beware -- the longer you survive, the faster the game progresses. If you can keep from doing too much damage to yourself along the way, you can achieve a rank of 5 and solve the hot mystery of just who you're supposed to be. Is it rewarding? You'll have to see (for) yourself.