Return to Eden


This fascinating game from designer Juan Rubio was originally an entry in Molyjam earlier this year. Return to Eden forces the player to inhabit two different skins—one male, one female—and accomplish an equal amount of work as each. (The player switches from “world” to “world”—which is to say, from body to body—by pressing the space key.)

The bodies themselves are nude, and Rubio intends this as potentially confrontational: “Will the first female nudity,” he asked in his submission email, directly quoting Peter Molyneux, “give you success or turn off your audience?” There’s also a gameplay video.