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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 5 / 5 stars January 13, 2011


This game is amazing. I managed to play through it without using a single hint (which in point 'n' click games such as this one I usually can't seem to do) simply because I was fully engrossed in the story. I can't even begin to describe what I think about the game because I'm still trying to figure out what it means to me. :3

5/5 and 10/10. Keep up the great work man!

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Rated 5 / 5 stars January 5, 2011

As everyone else has said.

I probably spent too long playing this game, but I'm amazing. I cannot wait to see a future version, and would love to see more games or writing.


Rated 5 / 5 stars January 4, 2011

Thank You.

I apologize but I'm beyond words. I never thought I would find something like this when I joined NewGrounds. Your point of view is...beautiful.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars January 3, 2011

I'm not gonna lie...

That was definitely one of the most thought provoking experiences I've ever had. Your philosophy is flawless as far as I can see, and the hope this game instilled in me, being a believer in the pointlessness of life that I am, is truly amazing. I'm so sad that you don't have more views and votes. And I believe whoever voted negatively against you is a nitwit. The gameplay was simple, yet difficult enough to adapt your message into a flash game definition. I can't say how much I appreciate this flash as art, philosophy, and entertainment. You have created something like nothing I've ever experienced before. And it's availability and understandability to even the simplest of minds is even more amazing. Thank you for this. Thank you so much.


Rated 5 / 5 stars January 2, 2011


I am absolutely stunned at the sheer intellectual depth that this game has. Its themes are so well crafted that playing The Infinite Ocean is almost like stepping into a novel. The philosophical issues addressed in this game are truly thought-provoking and expertly woven into the experience. To those who argue that games cannot be art, I offer you The Infinite Ocean as one of the best refutations I have ever come across, rivalled only by a handful of interactive fiction games and even fewer modern games.

The atmosphere is chilling and distant, amplified greatly by the somber artwork and music. The game is fairly easy, but to judge this submission purely on the gameplay would be missing the point by lightyears. I've pondered the ethics of artificial intelligence myself and have a hard time making sense of it. If a computer had the same intellectual abilities as the brightest human, what would be the ramifications of breaking it? Would it be murder?

Whatever you are doing, keep on doing it. This game is breathtaking.

5/5 10/10

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