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  • NG Game Jam 5
    NG Game Jam 5 Teams had to make games based on literary classics.

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INSTRUCTIONS:

ARROW KEYS TO MOVE
Z TO INTERACT/TALK
X TO TIME TRAVEL

EDIT 3: Thanks for the frontpage, to many of you, the kind words and the constructive criticism! There's at least one major update still coming!
EDIT 2: Fixed the ending cutscene. Still to come: more detail for the Dresden area and some UI stuff to make the game more user-friendly.
EDIT: Fixed a bunch of bugs, including one that let you skip past most of the game content. We strongly recommend you retry the game now. More bugfixes and stuff on the way.

Listen:Billy Pilgrim has become unstuck in time.

This game was made for the Newgrounds Game Jam 5 contest. We had to make a game based on a work of literature in 72 hours. Naturally, our team chose to adopt Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five.

NOTE: THE GAME IS UNFINISHED.

Yep, this is unfinished and buggy. You can theoretically play from start to end, but expect visual bugs, a severely underdeveloped area, a non-functional inventory and a bugged ending cinematic. The game is in an unfinished state due to the over-ambitious idea and the exhaustion of me and the programmer near the end of the whole ordeal (45 hours without sleep are not fun).

THE TEAM:

Programming by 4urentertainment
Character Art and animation by JKAmovies
Background art and 'direction' by idiot-monarch
Music by Nayhan

We hope you manage to get some sort of enjoyement out of this! :)

Reviews


SweeTearsSweeTears

Rated 4 / 5 stars

pretty good

It's o.k.
but he said it's unfinished so i'll play again once it's done



ConoraConora

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Getting there

The game has great potential. It's interesting and well designed. All it needs is more attention, and time. With a little more work and some tweaking this good be a favourite by all who play it.



abahesh08abahesh08

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Potential

I know you said the game is unfinished and you have some kinks to work out...so I'ma help you with what I've noticed.

Transitions in between time travel need work, there's always another image that flashes right as your traveling which might make the audience think they double clicked it and possibly miss something.

Some commands such as the bed as a little screwed up. My fella got in the bed and stayed there...literally, I travelled in time and came back and I was looking at myself laying there...guess that could have possibly been the part of the game

When he says he has to take a leak when you exit the room travel around the cap is extremely slow and laggy, and couldn't use the restroom.

Last thing, which prevented me from completing the game...At a certain point when I enter the mess hall two images are placed and will not go away.

I personally like the game, seems interesting, you had 4 days to do this so I give you an 8/10 because I understand you haven't had time to work everything through


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spikebladespikeblade

Rated 3 / 5 stars

not so good

it needs things like these
high quality game-play settings
a menu
Able to choose your time
less glitches- i couldn't get to the feast room the second time
add these if u can
but he did say NOTE: THE GAME IS UNFINISHED. he wanted to get it out there fast and then have more time to work on it.


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ASCII-DevilASCII-Devil

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Not quite what i expected

Given the fact that this has been submitted for the game jam with a work time of less than three days, i have to say bravo sir you tried damn hard to turn out a finished game in under a week. As for the game type and style choice though i suggest not trying to crank out a fleshed out story driven masterpiece in a constricted time limit, i think if given at least two weeks dedicated work time this could be frontpaged. Keep up the good work


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