Where do I download the original jam version?
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux
"Compared to this DiCaprio’s dream within a dream nonsense was a piece of cake!" -Alpha Beta Gamer
Press Ctrl is a mind-bending puzzler where your avatar controls another avatar via an in-game keyboard. Most Original Game | GMTK Jam 2020
- [Ctrl] - start playing
- [ ↑ ][ ↓ ][←][→] - move your avatar
- [Esc] - exit
- [R] - restart the current level
- [F] - toggle fullscreen
- Unique Inception-style puzzle mechanic
- Weird thumb creatures
- Four deceptively-simple levels with increasing difficulty
- Around 30 minutes of brain-melting gameplay (unless you rage-quit earlier)
|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux|
|Release date||Jul 12, 2020|
|Made with||Adobe Photoshop, Unity|
|Tags||1-bit, 2D, Casual, Experimental, Pixel Art, Psychological Horror, Retro, Unity, weird|
|Average session||About a half-hour|
|Accessibility||Color-blind friendly, High-contrast, Textless|
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $1.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:
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omg, this game is fun but I droped my head on my desk for the third level... gotta sleep now cya
this game is extremely hard, but very fun. great job
i would buy this if it had more than 4 levels i would buy it for $15 or $20 even if it had maybe 30-50 or more it looks like a good game but more is better i think in this case.
How did you not call this Gameception????
doesn't work on macos :(
yeah, trying standalone and from itch app, still doesn't work :(
I have uploaded a new version, please let me know if it works for you via the itch app. Also, is your system 32 or 64 bits?
I will not pay 2 $ in a game that I will play for 2 minutes, I will pirate the game. :D
Hope you'll like it. if you did, I'd appreciate your donation.
Neat idea for a game
i wanted this free but is ok i loved the idea and i wanted to try finish this game fast but i dont have money because im brasilian so sorry but i loved that idea
hello, I wonder if you will put your game on stea
Very original game indeed.
I never thought it would matter this much whether I went down and then left or vice versa! Kudos for making this in a single jam!
When linking to this page, it is said the game is free. Yet here I see it costs 2$, am I missing something?
Hi Keller, the game was free for the first month after its release. What link brought you here?
Yesterday I saw GMTK's "The Best Games from GMTK Game Jam 2020", your game was featured and intruiged me. I googled your game and found this page as well as a reddit post (over a month old by now) about Press Ctrl, here's the link: https://www.reddit.com/r/IndieDev/comments/hworlp/press_ctrl_was_ranked_number_1_in_originality_out/
Pricing after a month makes sense. I might as well buy it, cheers from another Israeli!
Fuck this shit. Good game though. Very clever design! :)
I found this game as it appeared on Hinata channel on youtube. Fantastic job on the game. I loved it. I wonder if you made the game recursively? That would be a nice challenge.
Also, I think it would be a nice touch if the avatar's screen also showed the CTRL screen that the game starts with. That way it would feel like there's always a new layer of gaming instead of a new layer of keyboards.
Hi nonameron, thank you for the feedback! A certain aspect of the game was made using recursion (specifically closing multiple screens by pressing the Esc button), but in hindsight I could use it more.
Oh my this was tough
input lag: the video game
What a mind boggling intresting gameplay... Loved my brains out!!
Congrats on having the most original game of the jam!
AAAAA THIS F*CKED ME UP REAL BAD. I LOVE IT!!!
awesome X 10
Love the idea. It's really out of control and innovative.
To my surprise, there are logical strategies in this ridiculous controls!
Great idea, great and nerve wrecking game!
This game is absolutely fantastic, great job!
Any chance of a linux or web build so I can show to some specific friends??
Would make sure to upload one after the event ends!
Works perfectly on Wine
A Linux version was uploaded, mut! Would you please let me know if it works properly?
Hurts my brain, I love it!
Wow, what a mindf*ck! Really simple premise, but really challenging, especially the later levels! Well done!
It's the first game among all I saw on this Game Jam, where developer came up with a really interesting idea on the topic. Good job!
You broke my brain and I will never forgive you...Really great game though. Maybe it starts off a bit too difficult, but it's entertainingly difficult like 'Getting Over It'.
Really great little game! :D
Very clean execution of a neat idea, though kinda frustrating due to your main character’s movement speed and the proxy character’s friction.
Appreciate the feedback, Alon ♥
Hi Alon, I increased the friction of the avatars, and fixed the issue with diagonal movement not being normalized, and thus too fast. The game should feel much better now. ☺
Hi, that’s good to know though I recommend you list this as a “post-jam” version and keep the original version as well. It’s unfair to keep only the updated version you fixed after the jam-contest concluded.
So difficult, great job!
Congratulations! Now I hate you. Great Job tho!
i absolutely love it and hate it
Agh! It's very frustrating, but it's a neat concept. Although AGHHHHH
This is soooooo good
I HATE THIS FUCKING GAME OMG