Never Give Up is a cute and surprisingly encouraging platformer. Don’t let that spark of optimism fool you though, this is a brutal game that never gets easier than the level that came before it. Having not played the Give Up flash games, I didn’t know what I was in for. Having played this, I’m pleasantly surprised at what serves as an evolution to the platformer genre, full of blood and gore to a degree that I haven’t seen since Super Meat Boy. Never Give Up redefines what a platformer can be in 2019.