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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


SoppakanuunaSoppakanuuna

Rated 4 / 5 stars June 26, 2011

Good

It's a decent game, but really laggy sometimes.


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PetajPetaj

Rated 5 / 5 stars June 26, 2011

I really liked this!

I remember reading this book a few years back, and now i want to re-read the book, thanks to this game. I didn't read the full description, so i didn't understand why there were so many glitches in the game.
I'll mention the one's i have encountered so far:
1) The text "Don't miss the feast in the dining hall" or something like that doesn't vanish, and stays in the same place through out the game.
2) The second time you go to the dining hall, there seems to be some form of black out, and it freezes.
3) The German POW camp always seem's to lag, but that could be me.

besides those, it was really enjoyable and unique.


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WattzWattz

Rated 5 / 5 stars June 26, 2011

Thanks

Thanks for this. It brought back fond memories of reading the book for the first time in a single sitting. I recall closing the back cover and thinking, "What did I just read?"

The art is well done. I like the idea that you have to seek out pieces of a puzzle to progress through the story. I'd say if you guys kept at it and explored the myriad little stories throughout the novel that this game could become very complex.

You did a fantastic job with what time you had.


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TheDrunkLullibiesTheDrunkLullibies

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars June 25, 2011

I love this book, but....

The game needs to be finished, really buggy. I enjoyed the experienced but its like eating chinese food, you finish the meal and later your wondering why your still hungry...



xenon500xenon500

Rated 0 / 5 stars June 25, 2011

its boring and bad srry

i got to the part where they sat down to eat and it froze wouldnt do anything other times it froze with the opening cutscene srry but i just cant say this games good at all very poor and yes i understand its unfinished but even so i just cant play it


idiot-monarch responds:

lol, you can press x at the table to leave. If you tried that and it didn't work, that's a bug. PM me with the specifics if that's the case.