Don't Look Back is a short game I made in 2009.

Some reviews of the original version:

"A perfect example of doing more with less" - The Escapist

"Every game with a lead character necessarily has a moral. Every single one. It's just rare that the moral is so uplifting." - Jayisgames

"It may be a pop song, but it´s like a Smashing Pumpkins single or something, from a concept album." - PlayThisThing

What’s New

Version 1.4

64 bit update.

Ratings and Reviews

Jolybear ,

I still revisit this

I've play this through every now and again. I like the atmosphere and the quick fire nature of it. It's snappy and very hard not to like.

Bread-makerO'Neill ,

Good game with small annoyances

It's a good game, I'll give it that, but the fine line between "skill" and "luck" takes part greatly in this game.
All my problems seem to all boil down to the controls. I have nothing against them, but the buttons are tiny, and when your thumbs are rather big, you die quite a lot through no fault of your own other than your thumbs being too large. You therefore have to develop an accuracy for the buttons, and when time is against you, your accuracy starts to drop again.
If the registration area for the buttons were made larger, then I would most likely give this four stars, but due to this small problem, I give it three.
note: I'm aware there's a version online and I'm sure I would enjoy that a lot more.

Nagsworth ,

Seems nice enough, but...

...the controls are dismally frustrating. I loathe touchscreen platformers and this isn't much of an exception. 8-bit graphics do not mix well with a much smoother interface beneath them. Limited movement is where the challenge lies in older games whereas this is far too fiddly for its own good. Furthermore, the simple colours and soundtrack seem to be highly regarded but really they are ten a penny nowadays and this isn't exactly fresh or exciting. I lost interest after about five minutes, but five minutes is all it takes to find another game of this ilk to satisfy me. Try Passage for similar simplicity, or bypass all the dross and just play Sword & Sworcery instead.


Terry Cavanagh
26.5 MB

Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish

Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
© Terry Cavanagh


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