You are deep within Plato's allegorical cave where the forms have been found - it's your mission to retrieve them and establish Kallipolis.
Grab the forms with your claw by pressing ❎ when they are in reach.
Pass through fuel rings to top up your rapidly depleting fuel and avoid the dangers of the cave.
- Movement — ⬅️ ➡️
- Grab / Start — ❎ / X (hold to keep claw extended for a short time)
The mixed allegories alluded to in the title are:
- Allegory of the cave
- The allegorical cave is the setting of the game's levels, each is randomly varied according to some general parameters. This is definitively not symbolic—it's an actual cave.
- Theory of forms
- Each level has 4 collectable forms (in 3 variations) which determine the outcome for Kallipolis. Problem of universals solved, they're just collectables in games.
- Plato's five regimes
- The five regimes outlined by Socrates in The Republic are used for the end–of–level scoring. This author does not endorse aristocracy as the highest level of government.
This is the third game I've completed and released, I hope you enjoy it!
A big thank you to the Eggplant Show community who inspired me to make another game and have given great feedback along the way.
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