Entrant 2021

Fowers Games


Chiasm blends mind-bending time and spatial puzzles with a unique, pensive aesthetic. Chiasmus is an ancient rhetorical device that restates previous concepts in reverse order—that's what you'll grappling with in Chiasm.

Time here is a freeway, if you switch lanes, you will be headed backwards.

Time is inverted on the other side of the barrier. When you cross over, that side is now going forward, and your previous side is now flowing backwards. Watch your previous self work backwards through your actions. Other objects also have their own frame of reference, adding layers to the puzzles. Each level asks the player to consider how time flows.