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The Infinite Ocean

rated 4.34 / 5 stars
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Adventure - Point 'n Click

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Dec 1, 2010 | 8:59 AM EST

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Author Comments

I prefer not to say too much about the game, as discovering the details for yourself is part of the experience. My personal thoughts about the game and its history are in the afterword, but interpreting its meaning is up to you. Everything in the game is there for a reason.

The Infinite Ocean is a Myst-style point & click adventure game. It's fairly big for a flash game, and has a lot of story, so to enjoy it you need to take your time.

You interact with the environment by left-clicking.
To turn left or right, move your mouse to the edge of the room and click on the arrow that appears.
The main menu appears at the top of the screen when you move your mouse there.
For more detailed information, read the Instructions/Help screen in the game. (Highly recommended!)



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Ugh I loved this so much, this game really makes you think and the music is so fitting. I'm taking Latin so hopefully I can come back and understand some more things. I know this has been out for a while but good job. I did have to get a little bit of help but nevertheless the story was well developed

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


Awesome game - I love how it turns the tables on the typical Terminator scenario. And the idea that beauty really does exist, and that art shouldn't be tossed aside as useless is really inspirational. Thank you. I only figured out who I was at the very end, and the idea that the messages on the walls are from the military programmers is brilliant. At first, I assumed that SGDS had turned Skynet, and was sending those messages to a survivor within an actual facility, but nope. Just brilliant.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

This game is absolutely brilliant. I'm not quite done yet, but I'd take a guess that I'm the computer dreaming (as its conscious mind is deactivated)—and perhaps the messages on the walls are... the programmers? From the beginning I suspected I was dreaming or dead. Oh, and the theme. While the terrible nature of war needs little expounding upon, the underlying tautology is absolutely gorgeous. I've gotten really immersed in the mood of it—simultaneous hope and forboding, timelessness and imminence. That's how I'd put it anyway. More review now.... While I like that you are given little direction in the game (guidance/maps), I would love to have a log of all the computer dialogues. Not necessarily available during the game, but perhaps retrospectively—I'd love to examine them by their chronology/category/etc, to synthesize a more thorough idea of the world you've created. Now I haven't finished the game yet so you might have done that, if so, great! Lastly I think the pattern matching mechanic might have been better put to use, though maybe not without sacrificing the central importance of the story—detective work is always fun though. Sorry if I spoiled anything. I can't wait to find out!

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Though I would not attribute the same zeal as the previous fanatics, I very much enjoyed your game!

Thanks for the time you spent making it! Make more games please :)

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

This was a beautiful game. ~~~THERE ARE SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEW~~~

The writing was on point. The characters were so fully fleshed out, and I understood them all. I could picture them. The only difficulty I had with them were straightening out names, due to the filename glitches across all the tablets and terminals.
The artwork, the rooms, weren't creepy, and I wasn't scared. I could tell from the start that this wasn't just a fun game with a fun mechanic that distracted and placated. This was the exact opposite. In fact, I don't really see this as a game so much as an interactive art. Some argue that all games are "interactive art," but games like Candy Crush and other blasphemies prove that wrong. The Infinite Ocean made me think about things I normally do not or would not, and took me to some uncomfortable places. And that was wonderful.
The story was what made the game, of course. I realized about halfway through that I was SGDS, but that didn't ruin it for me at all. It just let me appreciate the game more. I don't know how to say anything else. 5/5, favorited. Spectacular and utterly beautiful.

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