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Nov 14, 2008 | 4:38 PM EST
  • Daily 2nd Place November 15, 2008

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A less gLitChy version of The Bright in the ScreenCHAOS, with easier levels and some changes here and there.

Also, for those folks that don't want to work it out themselves: walkthrough...
Check it here: http://happie.newgrounds.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Loved it

I loved the game, it was scary and made me think (especially the "you can close the game whenever you want").

I just wondered, is the level with rainbow colours really the end? you fooled us once already :3.

HapPie responds:

Click the 7th door from the left.
You'll love what comes next.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

now this is what im talking about!

thanx alot for fixing it! i have to agree that this is the scariest game ive ever played. scarier than resident evil 4 (i never got the chance to play dead space and i suck at all other horror games) the red freals are so disturbing, how thay can they imitate you, theyll press things to get untrapped and use the wall glitch to get to you, i also love how the path is never direct, you can go in one area and still think youre doing the right thing because you find messages annd buttons there, but then you realize youre trapped and you try to figure out where to go. meanwhile the red freaks have gotton themselves out and are glitching to get you! this is a great improvement on the other version so you deserve a 10/10!

HapPie responds:

Red Freak > Regenerador & Iron Maidens?


Ok, thanks for the review.
You should try other horror games, there a lot of things scarier than Resi 4, Dead Space for example (although it's more of a BOO! than a true scare, sometimes it's a BLAARGH BAM BAM BRRRRSSSHHSH AGH BOO! WHERETHEHELLDIDYOUCOMEFROM scare)


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Possibly the scariest game Ive ever played
Just because it looked so basic but the computer and the freaks just made the atmoshpere so eerie and...well freaky. I give this game a perfect score because it was so mysterious and out of the ordinary
By the wway I couldn't get pas tthe part where you become a red freak.

HapPie responds:

Well... there are scarier games.
But I will accept your compliment.



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


Fantastic game. I liked that each level was very different, and the levels did make it seem like my character was going insane. I enjoyed the dark atmosphere and text along the way. Perfect music choices, too. It was a bit buggy, and I died near the end of a level once when my character was "teleported" somewhere and died.

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HapPie responds:

At least you died, instead of falling into nothingness, like in the previous version.

That was awesome though.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


... this is the game the CHAOS should have been. The improvements you've made are significant and make for a much better game experience. Allow me to detail what I thought:

- Graphically, the game has a pretty unique feel to it and is very polished. I mean, your characters aren't much more complex than stick figures, to be sure, but they're very well animated (did you rotoscope them?) and, when combined with overall minilistic, clean and depressing style you use, they stand out pretty well. I like the choice of colours too, using just a few shades (except, of course, for one part) gives the game a repetitive / monotonous feel, which is pretty much what it needs.

- Musically, pretty much spot-on. NIN makes for the perfect soundtrack for a game like this and your other musical choices were just right. I have to admit that it's not all that dificult to choose a 'depressing' (for the lack of a better word) soundtrack, but you still managed to get it right.

- Gameplay-wise, well, here's where things get more interesting. You've taken some very basic gameplay ideas, created a one or two original ones (the guitar one, in particular, is probably the most creative of the bunch) and mixed things up wonderfully well. It's not easy to be so creative when making platformer, but you've succed like few have.
However, there are a few problems here. I know that your intention is to provoke frustation and that that is a integral part of the game experience, but in CHAOS, the frustation level became to overwhelming due to some poor game mechanics.
For example, the movement speed and overall control over the 'red freak you' remains slightly to fast for confort and I think is what makes the second level so that part so frustating, not the level itself, which is doable and I think that was 'dumbed down' a bit too much. You have, on the other hand, made the 'put the mouse over you' area larger and that is an important improvement, it was way too small in CHAOS.
The biggest problem, however, remains (albeit improved) and it is the whole shoot-yourself-in-the-face-with-mouse issue. I admire that it's clever way of making the player tenser and more touchy, and it works (for the most part) in a legitmate way during the levels themselves; the doors, however, turns this mechanic into a cheap, unrewarding and underserving death. Above anything else, I feel that this issue is the one that must be solved.

- Bugwise, I <thing> most the bugs I encontered before are gone, but I did see the ocasional red freak disapear out of nowhere.

- Storywise, I'm not sure there is a story, per se, but maybe it's hidden in there somewhere. I mean, what is the overall metaphor this game represents? I still can't figure it out. Maybe there isn't one, in which case, you've managed to make it seem that there is, so kudos either way.

- The overall presentation is outstanding, almost certainly the best part of the game. You've most likely been influenced by 'Portal' and 'Mindfeed' (it seems that way), but that's not a problem in my book. Sure, there currently seems a small 'glut' of these types of games, but I enjoy them in any case.
In particular, the 'touch screens' are a brilhant and novel way of interacting with the player (I prefer them to the fixed message system of, say, Hunted Forever) and presenting information the player (and the messages are very clever and haunting!). The overall atmosphere you've created in this game is excepcional, really.

So, in the end,this is a masterly designed game, using a slew of clever game mechanisms (and one or two original ones!) with a terrific presentation, great polish (now that most of the bugs are gone), spot-on soundtrack and graphics. The only thing keeping me from a 10 are some questionable game mechanims choices you've made that I feel take the frustation level too high, albeit, it's much lower than in CHAOS.

So, cheers and kudos for an excelent game!

Oh, and don't expect too much attention to this new version, since I imagine most people have had their dose with CHAOS already (it isn't diferent enough).

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HapPie responds:

Heeeey, I read all of that.
I've read longer reviews though
I'll try to address the issues you commented. Maybe reduce the damage you take fro shooting yourself. As for the speed issue, maybe make it a little slower, but I wanted the player to feel the power their enemies had, and feel awesome and yet completely powerless.
About the story, did you get to the end?
The end alone makes this a lot different from CHAOS.