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May 14, 2011 | 1:32 AM EDT

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The Killer was inspired by the month I spent traveling through and learning about Cambodia. You can learn more at GameTrekking.com.

UPDATE: for those who may find the music overbearing, there is an ambient version of The Killer available at http://www.gametrekking.c om/the-games/cambodia/the -killer/play-now

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Hazbo13Hazbo13

Rated 1 / 5 stars August 8, 2011

SPEECHLESS

WOW!!!



JmaoJmao

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 5, 2011

Bravo.

A couple years ago, I rode through a small portion of Cambodia, between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh and was absolutely astounded by how beautiful the country was. Fields of shimmering green cowered under a clean blue sky, and I thought to myself: this is the graveyard of thousands. Cambodia is a beautiful country, and its people are often warm-hearted. Thank you for using your talents to convey, if only in part, the atrocities they had to endure. Great work.


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Digi7Digi7

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 28, 2011

Stunning.

Well this website is full of retarded 12 year olds. Reading some of these ignorant and fucking stupid comments makes me incredibly angry.

This game is gorgeous.
Impacting, beautiful, introspective, but most of confronting.

The pitiful way the other man lags and staggers as you shove him with your rifle barrel was masterfully well done. The animation was beautifully smooth, the backgrounds and music were gorgeous. I pitied the other man so much. When we got to the fields I sat there for at least a minute with the gun aimed at the other man.
The way the music stops to intensify the moment is genius.

This is a game deeply steeped in the psychology of death. On my first playthrough I triggered a landmine and we both died. Just like that. Gone. Fate made my decision for me. It highlights the futility and fragility of life, as does the rest of the game and the message it tells.

The music fit perfectly and built up the emotion so well up to the pivotal moment. This moved me deeply.

10/10, for sure.



howchildishhowchildish

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 26, 2011

Simple game, huge emotional impact.

Even though "i" was killed at the end of the game, i felt that i made the right decision to not shoot the person. It's kinda weird right, feeling happy even though you're dead. It's a very effective game to say the least. Simple in game mechanic, but it can give the player a huge emotional response from whatever decisions they make.



MurtiahgMurtiahg

Rated 5 / 5 stars July 20, 2011

An excellent Art game:

I found that this game, despite any and all negative reviews and comments, was perhaps the best emotional game I have played in a long time. Even the simplicity in the gameplay helps heighten the beauty of it all. I thought it was a good addition to the story to choose to either conform and kill the man, or to rebel and spare him. Either way it was a punishment because those who rebelled were killed, but I felt that those soldiers died with cleansed hearts for doing one last act of mercy. I am sorry if this game has gotten too many negative comments and so on, but I feel those people are just upset for the lack of complex gameplay and an interactive story. I am a true fan of these types of games, and wish more people could show so much appreciation for this type of stuff. Very nice work.


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