Waking Amy Game Review

If you enjoy puzzle games, you are going to like this. Waking Amy is a platform puzzle/combat hybrid that takes you inside the imaginative mind of Amy, a young girl who is suffering from a coma. With a unique concept and challenging, yet sometimes infuriating puzzles; this game really deserves to be fully funded.

Waking Amy

A Combat/Platform Hybrid Puzzle Game

Developed by: Martian Media Inc.

Waking Amy

Show of gratitude: I want to thank one of the developers for giving me the opportunity to try out this game by giving me an exclusive demo, as well as choosing this small fish to help with your crowdfunding. Oh and for letting me barrage you with questions.

What got me interested: I was actually found on one of the forums I usually hang around in by one of the developers. He contacted me and asked if I can check out their game but I was not able to do so until today due to school then being out of town. The first thing I noticed was the premise of the game. I thought it was a pretty unique and interesting concept! In addition to that, they also tried to combine an active battle system with a traditional puzzle platform genre. They got me hooked from there.

Concerning the demo: Right now the demo is media exclusive, but it is been confirmed that a public demo is planned to be released.

First Impression and Gameplay

This guy tried to throw boulders at me. Hmph!

Well, this game did achieve to infuriate me since I died many times. However, I found the game really refreshing and even ended up being fond of lil Amy. As I said, the concept enticed me, but as I went through the levels and saw glimpses of Amy’s memories, I guess it gave her a sense of character depth. What I mean is that she’s not just a character that you get to control through puzzles and enemies. The game shows you that at the end of the day, shes still a little girl with a vivid and wonderful imagination. Personally, in that sense, I can relate to Amy. I am pretty sure others will do so as well.


The game uses a 2.5D side-scrolling style much like some of the popular games back in the PS1 era. Now, visually, the first thing I noticed was that some of the animations were a little stiff, mostly the enemy monsters though. The characters and enemies also looked pretty bare boned at the moment in terms of texture. However, this is understandable since it is still in early development. Comparing the old pictures of the game from what I have played so far, I can see they have made progress in that area. The developer they have in contact with did confirm that this isn’t how the end product of the game will look like. When the demo is released for public, I hope you guys will not base your judgement on the aesthetic part of the game. So expect the models texture to be more refined later on.

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend (allegedly). But dayuum they be huge!