Vanessa Saint-Pierre Delacroix & Her Nightmare is an acclaimed indie game that’s now available for Windows Phones where it’s rocking a solid 4.5 (going closer to 5) star review. It’s a puzzler but it has all of the bells and whistles that full fledged title would have as it’s already available for PC. You need to manipulate the cube to get her out of it and it’s a good puzzler with solid gameplay. Here’s their description:
**Best Design, 3rd Independent Game Developers Contest**
**Professional Finalist, 2011 Indie Game Challenge**
Vanessa Saint-Pierre Delacroix And Her Nightmare is a 2D platform game mapped to a 3D cube. Players control Vanessa, a young girl with a penchant for puzzles. One day, while exploring her father’s antique shop, she discovers a mysterious, mechanical box. The device magically sucks Vanessa and her world inside. Now, Vanessa must use her considerable puzzle-solving skills to twist and turn her way to freedom, in this award-winning game from independent developer Bad Pilcrow.
Across more than three dozen levels, players must guide Vanessa from her starting position to an exit. Standing between Vanessa and freedom are a number of classic platforming mechanics, including spikes to avoid, blocks to move, and enemies to dodge. The twist? Her two-dimensional world lies on the surface of a three-dimensional cube, and players must rotate each face to find clever solutions to a wide variety of problems.
Vanessa Saint-Pierre Delacroix And Her Nightmare features an online leaderboard to empower competitive gamers. By improving their time and number of turns in each level, players may increase their scores and work their way up to the Top 25.
For gamers that have mastered the thirty-six story levels, Vanessa also features downloadable content. Players may go online to access even more challenges, further extending the entertainment value of the game.
Music from acclaimed underground artist Telethon drives the memorable soundtrack – a blend of classical Baroque and 8bit nostalgia. The Astringent Game Journal writes, “It is definitely a soundtrack that both stands out on its own, and serves as an excellent complement to the dark atmosphere the game exudes.”
Here’s the gameplay trailer:
And to get you in the mood, here’s the story line trailer:
It’s only $.99 and it has a complete trial mode that lets you get into the game so check it out.