Released: 10 May 2004
Version: 1.53 (30 May 2010)
License: GNU GPL
Developer : Cryptic Sea
Gish is a side-scrolling platformer game developed by US-based indie developer Cryptic Sea (pseudonym of Alex Austin) and published by Chronic Logic. The game was featured in the first The Humble Indie Bundle in May 2010. Following the success of the promotion, Cryptic Sea pledged to go open source with the game which eventually happened on May 29, 2010.
In Gish, the player maneuvers the eponymous character, a 12-pound ball of tar. Besides movement Gish has four abilities: becoming sticky, slick, solid, and jumping/expanding. When sticky he can climb up walls, stick to ceilings, and plant himself firmly to a solid object. Becoming slick makes Gish slippery and frictionless, letting him slide down pipes and squeeze out of being crushed at same time getting under objects. Being in solid state turns Gish’s body into a rigid weight, allowing him to push any object he might have squeezed under, fall faster, squash enemies, smash breakable platforms, sink in water, and resist being run over. To jump, Gish must first compress his body, then expand to launch himself into the air.
Gish’s abilities can be combined for use in certain situations – for instance, while both sticky and slick he can climb walls without grabbing loose objects, and while slick and solid he can slide downhill at high speed.
Minimum System Requirements:
Processor: 1 GHz single core CPU
Memory: 256 MB of RAM
Graphics: 32 MB VRAM with OpenGL Compatible Card