We have quite enjoyed the games released by developer ChinyKian over the years, starting with the frantic “fall down” platformer Serious Scramblers (Free) in late 2018 and then the extremely polished one-button platformer Jump Jerboa (Free) which was released in late 2021 and earned our coveted Game of the Week award at that time. Now this self-described “mostly solo” developer is gearing up to release another new title called A Slight Chance of Sawblades, but don’t let that name fool you: The chances of sawblades here are anything but slight. In fact, I’d say they’re 100%. Here your goal is to avoid a menagerie of sawblades for as long as possible by jumping, double-jumping, and wall-jumping around an enclosed arena. Here’s the trailer for A Slight Chance of Sawblades.
You can definitely feel a connection between all three of ChinyKian’s games which are all variations of some form of platforming. Interestingly, this is sort of a rebirth of an older ChinyKian game that I loved back in 2016 called Jump Over the Rings. I enjoyed the heck out of that game but it featured a healthy amount of ads and no IAP to remove them, so despite liking the game a whole lot I hardly ever played it because of that. I don’t believe that will be the case when A Slight Chance of Sawblades launches this coming Wednesday, as Chiny’s more recent games all have an ad-removal option. If you’d like to pre-order this one ahead of release you can do so on the iOS App Store as well as the Google Play Store for Android.