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The Gears Don't Grind

Play as a thing, go to the flag, try not to get skull'd. Jump, fall, wrap, warp, evade, push, bounce, and flip your way through 25 levels. It also has a weird mechanic that I can't describe.

*Your gears may or may not actually grind*

Release date Jul 17, 2014
AuthorBen Allen
Made withGameMaker: Studio
Tagsbenallen, free, GameMaker, Gravity, Minimalist, Puzzle-Platformer, Retro, Short, skulls, weird
Average sessionA few minutes


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The Gears Don't Grind.exe 6 MB


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I really enjoyed this! Level 24's my favorite, I wound up diagramming it out on pencil and paper so I could work out what step I was missing. The game has lots of moments like that where I had to think critically to figure out the answer, it's super-satisfying.