It’s kind of funny how one thing could lead to another thing, but that’s exactly what happened to me (Robin Ek, TGG) when I talked to the game developer (Karl Fredriksson) behind Knifeboy the other night. You see, I’m Swedish, Karl Fredriksson (the “Knifeboy” dev) is Swedish, and so is Daniel Remar. Long story short, I brought up Remar’s super awesome action/adventure platformer “Iji” (the game is 100% free to download and play for PC) when I talked to Fredriksson about his upcoming action/platformer “Knifeboy”. Well, guess what? Since I brought up “Iji” I decided to check up on the game again, as I haven’t heard any news about the game for years.
I made the right call with no doubt, because Daniel Remar released v1.7 of “Iji” just recently (the release took place on the 13th of March this year):
Good thing that, because now you could play “Iji” on today’s computers (that was a rather big problem in the past):
“13 March 2017 – Iji 1.7 released
A new version of Iji has been released that should work better on modern systems, and it has some other changes and improvements as well. Get it here! The source code and an updated game guide will be coming soon.
18 January 2017 – Working on Iji 1.7
I’m working on version 1.7 of Iji, which is ported to Game Maker 7.0 and should run better on most modern computers. There are many fixes and additions as well, such as two new endings, non-lethal “Passive Nanoweapons”, overhauled text and graphics, faster walking speed, more dialogue modifiers, a new stat upgrade interface, and extended cracking/interacting range. Due to all the changes and the new engine used, version 1.6 of Iji will remain available for download alongside 1.7.”
So there you have it folks =) In other words, if you like the idea of playing a game that is like a mix of System Shock 2, Metroid and Another World. Then “Iji” is the game for you!
Iji is an action-packed strategic platform shooter with a detailed story, large levels with multiple paths, powerful bosses and lots of secrets. There are alternate gameplay events, dialogues and scenes depending on what you do, a wealth of extras and bonus features, and seven stats to upgrade through a leveling system. Iji herself has superhuman strength and abilities, and can crack Nanotechnology, use her enemies’ most devastating weapons against them, and be a pacifist or a killer – the story adapts to how you play. Soundtrack by Chris Geehan and Dan Byrne McCullhough, songs also by Tom Mauritzon and Captain Goodnight (and LifeForce, but their song was not originally recorded for Iji).
Robin “V-Act” Ek
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