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Release Date 15 Nov 2009
Release Type Freeware
Content Advisory None | None | Occasional, mild
Operating System Windows
Game Genre Sci-Fi
Game Type Investigative
Story Type Original
Play Length Short Game (can be completed within 30 minutes)
Graphics 4, 4
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AGS Awards 2009 Nominations

AGS Awards 2009 Nominations

Best Background Art
Best Puzzles

AGS Panel Rating

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.

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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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By CaptainD on 8 Apr 2013
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.

By Fmarais on 13 Mar 2011
Really enjoyed this loving Ben304's games! Clearly allot of work go into polishing his games.

By 777Blue777 on 22 Jan 2010
Loved the atmosphere and feeling of this game. The artwork was great, a beautiful way to use mostly one kind of colours.

By cat on 9 Dec 2009
Great graphics, music and atmosphere but weak puzzles. For some I could not find a system behind and had to rely on random guessing.

By proximity on 27 Nov 2009
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

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