Broken Rules
Based in Vienna, Austria

Release date:
April 2, 2009

PC / Mac / Linux
Apple App Store


Regular Price:



And Yet It Moves is an award-winning physics-based platform game in which players rotate the game world at will to solve challenging puzzles. Tilting the world turns walls into floors, slides into platforms, and stacks of rocks into dangerous hazards. Players navigate through a paper collage world created with colorful pieces of cardboard and set to distinctive music. With four different environments and unlockable modes, And Yet It Moves is a platformer that will provide gamers with endless challenges.


And Yet It Moves was conceived as a game concept for a computer science course, held by the Department for Design and Assessment of Technology at the Vienna University of Technology. Thanks to the wisdom of the supervisors to enforce a restriction to 2D gameplay, the team focused on giving the player more control and abilities within the scope of a traditional 2D platformer. The prototype for And Yet It Moves was a 2007 Independent Games Festival Student Showcase Winner and a 2007 EUROPRIX Top Talent Award Nominee. It was additionally included in the 2007 Independent Games Showcase at E3, is an IndieCade Finalist and was shown at IndieCade @ Open Satellite 2008. The prototype has also made its way into the Australian Center for Moving Images in Melbourne, where it was shown in the 2007 Best of Independent Games Festival exhibition. Due to the interest in the prototype, Broken Rules decided to build a full version of the game.


  • Advanced Platforming: Players run, jump and must rotate the world to solve puzzles.
  • A living world: Creatures such as bats, bees and monkeys populate the game world and react to ever- changing gravity.
  • Diversified Levels In Four Different Environments: Mind- bending puzzles set in an extraordinary paper collage world created with colored cardboard, brought to life with handmade sounds and music.
  • Speed Run mode: You can compete against the clock on each level or with marathon runs throughout the entire environment.


WiiWare Release Trailer YouTube

WiiWare Teaser Video YouTube

PC Release Trailer YouTube


download all screenshots & photos as .zip (59MB)
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12 tree labyrinth.png
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14 falling stones.png
15 tramping.png
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Awards & Recognition

  • "IndieCade finalist" 2008
  • "Independent Games Festival Student Showcase winner" 2007
  • "Independent Games Showcase at E3" 2007
  • "EUROPRIX Top Talent Award Nominee" 2007

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About Broken Rules

Broken Rules is an independent game studio based in Vienna, Austria. We make downloadable games with refined game mechanics.

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And Yet It Moves Credits

Felix Bohatsch, Broken Rules
Game Design, Project Lead

Jan Hackl, Broken Rules
Game Design, Visual Lead

Peter Vorlaufer, Broken Rules
Game Design, Programming Lead

Christoph Binder
Game Design, Sound Design & Music

Claude Schaube
Character Design & Animation

Martin Sirlinger

Patrick Weber
Linux Port

David Hartono
Additional Textures (Trip)

Sebastian Kerekes
Additional Textures (Jungle)

Emlyn Addison Ronnie Bergeron, Samuel Cheney, Kevin Connors, emlyn, EmmiP, Mathew Hull, Dmitri Jeltovski, Alan Mort, June C. Oka, Mike Reid, Kevin Rosseel, Dani Simmonds, Mary R. Vogt, M Whalley, Eddie Codel, Barry Rice, Danny de Bruyne, Borislav Dopudja, Simon Gurney, Travis Moreno, Peter Purgathofter
Additional Textures

presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks