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[Update: Greenlit] Stuck In Greenlight Limbo: ‘Pivvot’

Pivvot

This time the spotlight will be shining on Pivvot, a rotating obstacle course racer (trust me, it makes sense). Let’s see if we can’t help it escape the cold emptiness of Greenlight limbo.

In Pivvot, an artfully minimalistic yet captivating game, survival is everything. Pivvot requires players to tap into their adrenaline-rushing ability to make quick, impulsive decisions, coupled with both logic and skill—making Pivvot the ultimate challenge. In this fast-paced game, players will navigate down the winding path for survival as increasingly difficult obstacles get in their way.

“Difficult obstacles”? Got that right! Spinning out of control and crashing isn’t overly difficult and muscle memory will only get you so far, as the tracks tend to feature some nasty twists and turns. In fact, I often found myself lulled into a false sense of security by racing down a lengthy section full of manageable obstacles, only to then – from out of nowhere – be blown away by a ‘yeah, there’s no way’ section. Yet in spite of all the crashes (in-game, not the app), Pivvot still got me hooked with its solid ‘just one more go – maybe I’ll do better this time’ gameplay. Considering how poorly I was doing, that’s saying something. Suffice to say, your patience and ability to make split-second decisions will both be tested as you race through a total of seven different modes, and… did I mention the tracks are procedurally generated? Good stuff!

So riddle me this, dear reader: why is Pivvot still struggling to get through Greenlight? While it’s not out yet for Windows, Mac or Linux, the game has been on both android and iOS for a while, meaning it’s just a case of porting it. If you haven’t done so already, might I recommend visiting its Greenlight page and handing over a ‘yes’, if you like what you see? Remember: your vote matters!

Pivvot is available for both iOS and Android, priced at $2.99. Windows? Mac? Linux? Probably not until it’s been lit on the green.