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Press Any Button is an interactive fiction video game developed and published by Eugene Zubko. It was released on Steam for Microsoft Windows on January 7, 2021. The game was temporarily free for a day, between December 18 and 19, 2021.

2022 sequel[]

Just a year later after the release of this game, a sequel to this game was released, it is called Many Buttons to Press. It is very different from the original game gameplay-wise.

In this game, the player controls a spaceship and their goal is to make a certain number of loops around the room. With each loop, a random obstacle is added. It may be spikes from the ceiling, homing missiles, mines, electric fields, etc. That means every next loop will be harder to complete. The controls would feel awkward at the beginning (that is intended) but it is possible to master these controls.

Premise[]

This is an arcade-style game with has a big emphasis on the story, the story being about how the video game itself thought it was boring and it is now trying its best to fix that.

Gameplay[]

The game takes about an hour to complete. The game consists of dialogues with the main character and of the one who is playing the game he is creating.

The player will need to stop falling blocks. If a block goes beyond the bottom edge of the screen, the player will lose a life. Though, the blocks are going to look different and have unique properties.

Story[]

The game introduces a quirky character named A-Eye, an artificial intelligence character created to process data for important scientific research. When he gets bored with this assignment, he decides to turn the research into a video game. The fact that he can't draw game assets or compose music and knows nothing about game design is not going to stop him.

A-Eye would be extremely glad if the player would be an impartial critic for him, taking the player's own opinion on the game he's been working on.

Mini artbook[]

The mini artbook is a DLC for the original game. The DLC features five digital artworks big enough to use as wallpapers for the mobile phone or desktop screen. It also includes concept arts showing the work in progress, and more of Professor Avia Antseva, since she is only mentioned in the game.

This DLC will be automatically downloaded to the game folder (the file you need is Press_Any_Button.zip). If you don't know where to find that folder, you should do the following:

  1. Open game library.
  2. Right click on Press Any Button.
  3. From the drop down list, select Properties.
  4. Go to Local Files.
  5. Push the Browse button.

System requirements[]

Minimum
  • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, or 10
  • Processor: 2GHz+
  • Graphics: 1Gb
  • Storage: 250 MB available space

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