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Featherweight

by Ben304

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Genres:
Sci-Fi, Drama, Original
Release Date:
15 Nov 2009
AGS Panel Rating:
Player Rating:
Short game (can be completed within 30 minutes)
Short game Can be completed within 30 minutes
Medium length game Takes at least 30 mins to finish
Full length game As long as a Sierra / LucasArts classic
MAGS game Monthly AGS competition entry
Non-adventure game Using Adventure Game Studio for something else?!
Joke game You know when it fits this category ;)
Demo Unfinished games / commercial games
Training game/td> Games made just to try out AGS
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Content advisory:
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Occasional, mild

Public Opinion

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27 people have rated this game so far:
Visual:
92%
Immersion:
83%
Puzzles & Pacing:
70%
Overall Enjoyment:
83%

About this game

In the fight against the machines, featherweights play a minor role - scouting, recon and spying. Considered as mere data collectors rather than true warriors, they're untrained in combat and ill equipped for any encounters with the enemy. However, when Thadd, a young featherweight, sees a fellow featherweight captured by the enemy and taken to their base, he decides that he will sneak into their compound and help her escape - even if he has to do it all by himself.

Using your left mouse button (Walk, interact, select items) and your right mouse button (look, deselect items), guide Thadd in his daring attempt to break his fellow featherweight free!
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AGS Awards

Nominated, Best Puzzles 2009

Nominated, Best Background Art 2009

AGS Panel Review

"Featherweight surrounds the adventure of Thadd, a lowly resistance scout (featherweight) who must try (and fail, repeatedly) to rescue a fellow member who has been imprisoned by a robot army. While little backstory is revealed, the game gives a sense of a greater story to be told; unfortunately, some of the puzzles in the game seem downright strange and counter-productive (use an explosive to get a bullet?). Compounding this, other inventory items seem just as useful to a purpose as others, making many of the solutions seem hit or miss. Still, if you can look past some odd puzzles you'll find a lot to like in Featherweight."

12 people commented on this game (newest first):

Love this game - one of my favourite short AGS games of all time. Really felt like part of a larger world, and with Ben's trademark visual style this is a winner in every way.
2013-04-08 19:44:09 by CaptainD
Really enjoyed this loving Ben304's games! Clearly allot of work go into polishing his games.
2011-03-13 04:09:28 by Afflict (Fmarais)
Loved the atmosphere and feeling of this game. The artwork was great, a beautiful way to use mostly one kind of colours.
2010-01-22 07:49:34 by Blue (777Blue777)
Great graphics, music and atmosphere but weak puzzles. For some I could not find a system behind and had to rely on random guessing.
2009-12-09 19:31:11 by cat
Very fantastic game. it reminded me days i've been playing Oddworld-Oddysee. I felt the same excitement when i start to play it.

Puzzles weren't too annoying because there were no pixel hunting or large number of inventory items. Another thought, puzzles were pretty challenging although the game hasn't got any annoying puzzle. That means i liked it.

I can't say any bad thing to graphs they are obviously amazing. A couple of music tracks doesn't fit with the atmosphere but it's ok. Not everything has to be perfect.

Last words, i vote it's the Best Short Game of 2009
2009-11-27 16:07:03 by proximity
Nice and short as always.
2009-11-25 01:00:26 by Mr Matti (matti)
Another glimpse inside Ben's fantastic multiverse. One wonders if we'll ever see a larger part of it.

I agree with others, the puzzles were a low note in this game. On the other hand, I feel the repetitive nature of getting caught and escaping was part of the whole.
2009-11-22 18:29:44 by jkohen
Fantastic short game. Had to use hints from forum once but that's just because I'd missed something. Really wish there had been more to play to be honest! :) Great stuff! :)
2009-11-22 15:51:09 by Chris G UK (Gledster)
the same figures like in heed. is there a connetion? the game is very good, interesting music, graphics excellent, the puzzles are okay. too much logical riddles, i would wish more story riddles. all in all once again a ben master work. but i think your next game should be something different. not too different, but a kind of development.

Alex from germany
2009-11-19 16:32:14 by Ewian (Ewianes)
Ben did it again, awesome game.
Kaputtnik did it again, awesome score
Can't get enough of these 304 games :-)
2009-11-16 19:16:47 by Arj0n
Another superb short game from Ben304. How do they churn out these mini-masterpieces so quickly? Like Ben's other games, the story is thought provoking, the graphics are great and the music is odd but appropriate for the story. I needed several do-overs for some of the puzzles but they are all logical and motivated me to keep playing. This is a good one, folks.
2009-11-15 22:40:29 by AndyfromVA (AndyfromVA)
Another beautiful, athmospheric, short game by Ben. Reminds me very much of 'Heed'.

But I didn't enjoy the puzzles that much compared to the other games. For my taste there is too much trial-and-error in the puzzles with different types of mashines standing arround.
2009-11-15 18:15:06 by Helme (Helme)
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