Play Online: Break the Limits!
Developer: Storm Alligator
You are trapped in a room and the only thing you can do is think. But what will you think about? Storm Alligator brings us Break the Limits! which is a short clicker game made in 48 hours for Ludum Dare 31, theme on Entire Game on One Screen. In the beginning of this experimental incremental game all you can do is think, which is done by clicking, and which nets you thoughts. As you gather more thoughts, you can open up to more possibilities and a whole range of human emotions by spending these thoughts to gain memories, or find loneliness and many other ideas and feelings. A weird game, somehow sucks you in and makes you want to finish it like a hypnotising thing... Some of the noises were pretty alarming and creepy during the anger phase, and the feeling of building excitement and increasing happiness toward the end was palpable.
Normally I would feel wrong for loving a game like this, but he thought of controlling your own dreams is an amazing concept for a game. Everything is so charming and quirky! The mechanics work well to make it feel like I was progressing at my own pace. Break the Limits! isn't really an idle incremental game. Where most idle games take days of just being left up on your screen, this one can be finished in 10 minutes, give or take a few. I'm gonna say that this was about a person trying to wake someone else up from a coma. The person in green is someone talking beside the main character who is stuck inside his own head. The green person says "You squeezed my hand" at one point surprisingly and the ending line is "I can't believe it" implying the person in the coma woke up.
With a minimum artistic resources this game creates very powerful aesthetic effect. I think the idea - of a incremental idle game centred around managing personal thoughts and emotions deserves further elaboration in a bigger game. For what it is though, this game rightfully deserves praise and attention. I highly recommend playing it once!