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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Perspective (2012) is a running and jumping game where you control a 2D character in a 3D world. Like the Flatland novel, your 2D character can only experience a slice of the 3D world, so you must move your 3D character around to find a perspective that grants access to the climbable surfaces to progress.

Perspective cleverly combines two aspects. It's a first-person puzzle where you must move around the world to find the view that offers a 2D route through. It's a third-person platform game where you must direct your character through the route revealed by your camera movement.

The result is a game that feels similar to spatial puzzle games like Crush or Fez, here you can move your perspective around freely and discover new ways to traverse the space in 2D.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Perspective 13 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated a year ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action, Platform and Traversal game with Brain Game, Puzzle, Sequencing and Simulation elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 1 hour and 1 and a half hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Players need a good grasp of moving around a 3D game. They also need to understand the switching from 3D to 2D. There are some timed jumps that are needs along with some quick switching of perspectives.


Perspective usually costs £0 to £0.89. 


Steam Store PC £0.89
Steam Store PC Free
This game is free to play. There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 26/04/2012

Price: Free

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Platform, Traversal (Brain Game, Puzzle, Sequencing and Simulation)

Accessibility: 0 features documented

Components: 2D Side-On, 3D First-Person and Pixels

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