The lush, cinematically animated 2D game is a comic cartoon in which players control Edgar, a hapless window washer in pursuit of Sylvia, the woman of his dreams.
As the video demonstrates better than a description can, players have only one control — a gesture to the left or right — but through it, control the pacing, timing, and mood of the scenes they play. The brief demonstration above shows how even the choice of how quickly or slowly to move across a room can affect what happens when you get where you’re going.
Originally designed as an arcade game in 2007, The Act is now finding a home on iOS devices and will be available for download in spring or summer of this year. The developer’s website has a thorough summary of the title’s complicated development history, as well as short bios on all the major characters.