What happens when a video game character can't move either forward or backward in a side-scrolling game? This comic reveals the answer—and just might make you cry.

You can see the first few panels of Shenanigansen's comic We Go Forward below to get an idea of our protagonist's predicament. Check out the rest over at his Tumblr, Owl Turd, and get ready to feel a small lump in your throat.

A Surprisingly Poignant Short Comic Set In A Side-Scrolling Video Game

A Surprisingly Poignant Short Comic Set In A Side-Scrolling Video Game

A Surprisingly Poignant Short Comic Set In A Side-Scrolling Video Game

[via Cory Doctorow]