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May 11, 2009 | 5:00 PM EDT
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Author Comments

Mike and I made this game as an experiment to see if we could express this little idea solely through gameplay. We ask that you be patient while playing through it and try your best to finish it. Also, if you have an interpretation and so on, please share in a review.

Thanks for playing and keeping an open mind!

Reviews


hatefuleaglehatefuleagle

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Interesting concept

As you stated in your comment, you wanted to see others interpretations of your game. For me, this game describes how the government constantly fights, only 2 sides usually, (Republicans and Democrats at this time) along with a third side that is highly disregarded (Independent party). This also shows how peoples views change constantly and that no matter what, most people just follow the masses and try to fit in. When people try to fit in, things like this happens, constant debate over what's better, worse, ect...

Other then just government, this game can be linked to most things that are involved in the media, mainly religion. With all of these linking into this one game, you can tell how most of society works as a whole.

Overall, for a uniquely designed game, this was extremely different from any other game I've seen. This unlike most other games explain almost perfectly how things work to me.

10/10 for my review, 5/5 for my vote.

Great job on this game, hopefully it gets featured sometime.


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SpilledSaltSpilledSalt

Rated 5 / 5 stars

That was interesting.

I loved this game, not only for it's unique visuals and audio, but for it's view of choosing sides. Definently got my favorite.


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skylinedfireskylinedfire

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Neat.

I enjoyed Gray a lot. I think your point was well-made.

My biggest complaint is that the ending isn't necessarily intuitive. If I hadn't seen a review talking about turning gray I wouldn't have kept switching until something new happened. I really think adding some kind of indication ingame that there is a third state you will eventually reach would be helpful, because I almost quit after oscillating black to and white and back, thinking it was an endless loop.


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aeiowu responds:

yea, i hear ya, but I think that would spoil it. Not knowing is part of the neccessary tension. It can be frustrating though...

thanks for playing and being patient!


azaleawandererazaleawanderer

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Strange and kinda depressing

After converting people u yourself change sides right after its as if you are the driving force behind both sides. And sadly when u finally settle on a compromise between the two ,"gray" , no one listens to you.

Very good look on government party beliefs following sides differing only in context. We argue for whats not fucking us over sure that it will work better. but this could be applied to a lot that people generally follow blindy.

Heh...all this psyco-babble and thoughtful reviews means u have a very good game. 10/10 and all of my 5's.


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jones7jones7

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

great!

becomes boring quick