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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


TheSpaceCoreTheSpaceCore

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars October 21, 2012

I type in "attack with sword"
game says " what do you attack with?"



colicoidcolicoid

Rated 3 / 5 stars October 7, 2011

wwwww

the bastard killed me



JonSaskawanJonSaskawan

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars June 4, 2011

ha ha ha

this could be the best game on newgrounds :P



BluddtearsBluddtears

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 4, 2010

Haha!

I remember that movie! I always wanted to play this game!!



ShadowBoaShadowBoa

Rated 4 / 5 stars June 19, 2010

Mehaha

What an obsure refrence for a game idea but still very fun and nostalgic