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Nov 6, 2009 | 3:58 PM EST

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This was inspired by the movie "Big" with Tom Hanks.

Games like this started my obsession with making my own games. It's purely about nostalgia. The struggle Josh Baskin had in the movie "Big" was not wanting to be a kid (frozen in childhood, unable to overcome his perceived obstacles). But all I can seem to think about now is how much I'd like to go back to my childhood and re-experience the best, most care-free time in my life.

"During the first scene I knew that the PC game [Josh Baskin] was playing [was] a metaphor for the events ... to come. The ice-melting puzzle is a metaphor for Josh being stuck in adolescence and how he wants to break free and become an adult. The Zoltar machine is his gateway into adulthood but is also a representation of childhood and innocence. In the end when Josh goes back to work on the puzzle and finds a way to melt the ice, he has learned that being a kid isn't so bad and the puzzle has been completed, therefore he can go back to being a child."

--Kayla Lukacs

Music by the band "Melt Wizard" - available here (remove spaces from URL):
http://www.hieratic8.com/
meltwizard/songs.html

Reviews


acmeDyneacmeDyne

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Ahh floppy disks...

Watching this I was instantly transported back to being a kid sneaking out of bed at night to play Castle Wolfenstein and trying to fire up that loud-ass Apple II without getting busted by my parents. Great job of recreating that feel. Fun song at the end too.


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lllkkkllllllkkklll

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Ummmm

Not sure where to go with this, either 0 for barely being a game or 10 for hilarity. 5 strikes a nice balance.



Terro97Terro97

Rated 5 / 5 stars

lolz!

i like the movie and this was kinda cool very easy and slow but i like it still :3



Peng274Peng274

Rated 0 / 5 stars

wth is that all

its hardly a text based game if you win with ONE LINE of text. It looks like you spent a whole five minutes programming and maybe ten on the two scenes of graphics. Spend a lot more time on a game, and don't let a player beat it in ten seconds. Please spend more time on any further games you make.



blooscrienblooscrien

Rated 0.5 / 5 stars

not good

I am, however, quite impressed that you managed to relate your lame game to both "BIG" and a crappy "fantasy/emo" band.