September 11, 2013 11:55 PM | Paul Hack
Labirion is a puzzling new game by Flash animator and game maker CanibalRabbit. The visuals are sublime, looking more like an animated film than a typical game. The gameplay is absolutely unique and could be hard to grasp at first, but once you know what's going on it's pretty simple. In brief, you are a being tasked with finding the king. Various other entities stand in your way, but you are given a strange gift to help you get past them: the power to steal names.
Not only can you steal a name, you can then reassign it to another being. Names have the personality traits of their original owner attached to them, so by renaming someone you can make them more accommodating to your wishes. The mechanics can be a little unintuitive, but everything is mouse-controlled. Just click on the left or right side of the screen to walk that way (try this if you think you're stuck), and click on a creature to interact with it. The cursor will change into a pointer finger when you can click on something.
When you are able to steal a name, a circular arrow icon will appear (it looks like a refresh or reload icon). To steal a name, click this icon, then click the circle labeled "Steal", then click "Yes". The name will be added to your inventory.
To reassign a name, click the circular arrow, then click the circle labeled "Change". Click "Yes" to call up a list of the names you have obtained. Click a name to assign it, then exit all the way out of the naming interface (click the X, click "No", click the X).
Aside from the quirks of the interface, Labirion is a weird, wonderful experience and I suggest giving it a try. You can play Labirion in your browser on Newgrounds.