This Wednesday marks the opportunity to become a tie-wearing time traveler in Jonathan Blow's Braid
, an "artful puzzle-platformer" and the next volley in Microsoft's all-out August Arcade assault
. You'll traverse multiple worlds as you search for a princess (yes, the abducted kind) and wrap your mind around various instances of time behaving badly -- that includes rewinding, time streams, parallel realities, time dilation and "perhaps more."
Oh, and you'll be wanting to know the price of all this. Well, we hate to rain on your Braid
, but despite Microsoft's earlier denial
, the game will indeed cost 1200