Waving through a windo.
Cast your mind back to 2009, if you can. It was a Wii year, with Wii Sports, Wii Fit, and Mario Kart Wii dominating the charts, and indie games were really kicking off, with niche-but-beloved games like Flower, Canabalt, and Minecraft (okay, fine, that one’s not niche any more) all being released within months of each other.
Among those games was a brilliant little surreal toy-puzzle called Windosill, which you may not have heard of. It’s a game by vector artist Patrick Smith, who would later go on to make a similar game called Metamorphabet, and even if you haven’t played it, you’ll recognise the games that drew on Windosill as an influence — Monument Valley, Donut County, Alto’s Adventure, and Blek have all publically acknowledged Windosill as one of their guiding stars.
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