Posted on August 4, 2008,

Braid Hits Live Arcade This Week for $15

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It’ll be damn near impossible to top last week’s Xbox Live Arcade Wednesday, which saw the release of Geometry Wars 2. The “Summer of Arcade” brings Braid to Live Arcade this week, a platforming game that centers on the concept of time manipulation. Developed by indie gaming company Number None Inc., the game gives you only a single life but the ability to rewind and undo any mistakes you’ve made.

The game’s aesthetic style is sure to turn some away, but the game’s designer, Jonathan Blow, doesn’t worry about the game’s inability to blow people away with screenshots.

“Games are different from other art media because of their interactivity,” Blow told 1UP back in February as part of an in-depth preview of the game. “So if a game is expressing something, and doing it well, then you shouldn’t be able to understand that thing from screenshots, because the meat of the expression should come from the interactivity.”

Braid will run you 1200 Microsoft points ($15) and will be available this Wednesday at 2AM Pacific.

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