So I took a look at because of a few referrals they sent back here (they grabbed our LUV Tank game) and noticed this pleasant surprise on their front page…

Yin Yang screen 1

At first I was attracted to the awesome art style. All pretty pixel work. The description said something about it being a platformer with a Yin Yang twist so I wanted to see if it went beyond a gimmick. I was impressed before I even finished the first stage.

In this game you switch between controlling a white and black character. The goal is to get both to the finish flag. The catch is that the white character can only move in the black background and vice versa. So to reach goals you have to switch back and forth while manipulating the environment and avoiding enemies. They even take it a step farther by allowing the gravity to be flipped in each characters “world”. Only played the first 4 stages so far and I can already tell it’s brilliant work.

I’ve come across Nitrome’s work often, maybe a member of the team frequents the Flashkit games forum or maybe hanging out at Pixel art forums. It’s interesting to see that they have games sponsored by MTV Arcade, which I never knew existed.

Check them out at Independent Flash game studio with some awesome work.

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Bryson is the guy behind all of the Sokay creations. Heading artwork and development, he's determined to make sure each game has a "distinctively Sokay" quality to them. He's always looking forward for a chance to experiment with new technologies to explore exciting ways to achieve fun.