Inside is a game where you control an unnamed boy in red. Red is an overstatement, though: the graphics in the game are tastefully muted, with black walls and heavily gray and white environments featuring good contrast but little else. Despite that, Inside tells a story with the world, not with words. You start out fleeing large and scary men with flashlights, and from there...
Nothing Lets You Rest
Though many foes that you'll encounter as the boy use non-lethal methods of stopping your progress, such as tranquilizer darts or nets, you'll still find yourself challenged by them as you progress. Inside is a 2D platformer, and you'll need to understand every bit of its platforming mechanics to progress. As time goes on, you'll explore underwater by swimming and by a boat of sorts, and then you'll have to master an even stranger tool that will completely change how you play. In between this, you'll ask many questions: why do the guards seem so much more active and animate than the shambling, zombie-like general populace? Why is there a research lab buried beneath a cornfield? And how did all of this happen?
An Adventure To Remember
After all of this, you'll be rewarded with some jaw-dropping spectacles but no firm answers. You'll have to decide what was truly going on in the game on your own, with the events that occurred as mere guidelines. If this sounds appealing, play Inside.