In an ever growing market of battle royales or microtransactions, sometimes you need a game which can take you completely back to basics. Something stripped down and more basic.
This is exactly what Refunct provides and whilst it is not a new game (released October 2015), it is one to easily overlook amongst bigger titles.
A very simple, one level, 3D platformer created by Dominque Grieshofer. Refunct is a world that needs to be rebuilt with your help and you achieve this through various jumps or parkour type activities.
There are slides, springboards, nothing surprising or new to anyone who is a fan of speedrunning type games but this is where Refunct is different, it is not a speed running game if you don’t want it to be.
The recent updates made to the environment by the developer give you a very rich, welcoming environment to stroll through and enjoy. The geometric shapes contrast beautifully with the water and it is a none violent, place of peace which is further enhanced by the stunning soundtrack provided by Kristofferson and a very soft coloring palette.
There are ten achievements for this game but in terms of competitiveness, there is only you playing but that doesn’t mean you can’t share your run times with your friends and make your own competition of it.
My daughter holds the current record time in my household and Refunct is the perfect game for children or adults alike as it offers a safe haven, a little bubble where you can just run and not be disturbed by other gamers.
This game has one level and for some, the lack of content may be an issue but that doesn’t detract from the appeal of this game at all. Refunct is not a long game, but it is a game to be enjoyed in that moment, one you can pick up and forget your worries.
So, if you want to spend a few minutes away from a busy world, I highly recommend you consider spending $2.99 on this game, you may play it once or maybe a hundred times but I don’t think you will regret the decision.