In Hootlin, we experimented with presenting an interface that lacks text prompts and instead encourages the player to explore our world to learn the controls.

What do I have to do?:

Aurora, the personification of the Eskimo legend that leads spirits to the afterlife, wants you to save spirits. Hootlin himself is on a journey to the afterlife, and to get there he must help any lost souls he finds along his way. Jumping over enemies saves them while damaging them with snowballs will kill them.

What are the controls?

The arrow keys move Hootlin and make him jump, while buttons 1 through 4 are your arsenal of different sized snowballs.