Axiom Verge

Entrant 2013

Tom Happ


Based on the notion that games are often as fun to "break" as they are to play, Axiom Verge is a 2D action/adventure in the style of classic 8- and 16-bit games - but uses the glitches commonly found in such games - map corruption, inventory scrambling, flicker, slowdown, AI bugs, and the like - as "features".

Think of all the things you've done in games that the designers didn't intend for you to do, but which you had a blast with nonetheless? Yeah, THOSE things.

You'll have to play to find out how many of them made their way into Axiom Verge.