Over the past few years, we’ve seen really all sorts of ideas in independent production games. But one idea remained original even after 13 years since it first appeared. It's about solving puzzles by drawing in Crayon Physics Deluxe.
This indie title was the work of Finnish student Petri Purh. The prototype of the game was completed in just five days, and in 2008 it remained notable at the indie games festival where it took the win and won the grand prize. The premise of the game is simple - the player needs to bring the ball to the star, which is harder than it sounds because the ball needs to draw aids to cross obstacles on the way to the goal. But if you were creative enough, you could overcome obstacles in several different ways, whether you know how to draw beautifully or draw as a child in first grade.
The game offered over 70 levels, and with them, there was also a level editor. In addition to the PC, Crayon Physics Deluxe could be played on mobile platforms, and an unofficial clone appeared on the Nintendo DS console. Despite its popularity, Crayon Physics Deluxe never got a sequel. Today, the game is sold for $ 18 but can often be found at discounts of up to 90%.