Ben: I was intrigued enough by Braid that I downloaded the demo and played with it for a little while the other night. Eventually I got stuck, and after twenty minutes or so trying fruitlessly to figure out one particular puzzle, I decided to come back another day.

Yesterday I fired it up again, and Laura came into the room. Of course she wanted to know what I was playing, and whether she could try, so I installed the demo on her computer.

Needless to say, she blew right through all of the worlds included in the demo, including the one that had stumped me. I wouldn’t let her tell me all of the secrets, but she told me that when I get stuck, I can come ask her for help.

Sigh. Well, I’m sure I could still beat her at Asteroids.