The “Let's see what's under here...” Award

Presented by Cosmologicon to:

Just Read the Instructions! (Petr Viktorin)
ERRATA: "left button" and "right button" are swapped in "the instructions". Leave it to me to make such a mistake. Sorry!


That old game you bought, way back when...
It came with an instruction booklet, full of information. Some of it mundane, like "press LEFT to move left". Some of it quite helpful, like "press SELECT to rearrange menu items". And some of it beautiful: with low-resolution graphics, the paintings in the booklet primed your imagination, told you what to see in the pixels.
Nowadays, manuals have fallen out of favor. The games themselves contain tutorials, and designers strive to make even those tutorials unnecessary.

This game strives to bring back some of the charm of the old instruction booklets. Relive that feeling of suspense as you turn the next page, and apply the new skills to the game in front of you.

It doesn't have pictures – a week was too short. But it is colorful, once you open it.

(Before you open it, anything colorful is a bug.)