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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.

Description:
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.

Instructions:
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!)

Reviews


Clysmic-BellsClysmic-Bells

Rated 5 / 5 stars April 1, 2012

This game is absolutely brilliant. Very easily one of the best. Excellent graphics, setting, and method of presenting the story. Very gloomy and bleak, but not necessarily dark. I really wondered what had happened in this facility, and what the 'infinity' was beyond that porthole. And the STORY. At first, I thought it was gonna be just another technophobic "TEH SELF-AWARE A.I. TURNS EBIL 4 NO LOGICAL REASON1!!!!1!!" story, but boy was I ever surprised. The way you portrayed SGDS was, again, brilliant. He/she/it came off as very human, but also alien. The way it and the characters discussed the nature of reality and virtual/digital reality was fascinating. Almost the entire world has been infected by this horrible, illogical idea that a self-aware A.I. or non-biological entity could only be violent, emotionless and loveless - an utterly unfounded and hideously meat-centric assumption. We create new life literally all the time, but most people will agree that babies aren't automatically evil. The materials of one's 'body' have no impact on whether one is a person, and you captured this idea perfectly. People with hearing aids are still perfectly capable of hearing and appreciating music. People with glasses can still look upon a painting and appreciate it. I actually interpreted this also as a pro-transhumanist work, even though transhumanism was not mentioned and you may not have intended such undertones.
I cannot describe how awesome this game is. It's art and beautifully logical and insightful, and presents a wonderful message about war and greed, as well as the beauty in ALL life and the universe. And it makes me question the definition of 'person'. It is my firm opinion that all humans must people, but not all people must humans...
Again, I applaud you for this effort, and I hope the future is wonderful place.


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PappySunshinePappySunshine

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 31, 2012

This game is the best I have ever played. Having concluded it to click a button and extoll its virtues to the members of a flash forum is a disgusting trite insult. A simple recommendation could never convey the urgency of the two messages with which this game has left me; one being the statement used to conclude it, and the other that every thinking human being needs to experience this.



tennantstype40tennantstype40

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 31, 2012

Fantastic game. It's well executed and perfect in its thought-provoking role.


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Doctor10Doctor10

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 16, 2012

This is a truly amazing, thought-provoking, and deep peice of art. There are many issues touched upon, but not really solved within the game itself. It kind of leaves it up to you to think, and that is the main issue of this. Thoughts, thinking, sanity, and sentience. The music was very fitting as well. This is all around amazing. Good job.



HIZOBELHIZOBEL

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 10, 2012

it truly deserves...5 stars and they are insuficient to show my apreciation over this game, if i could...100000000000 stars...it does not need a second part, just more developing of the subject,
grafics: 10 stars.
plot: 10 stars.
control: 10 stars.
music: 10 stars.
Spoiler: Check the patterns.....the lead to the end of the game.


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