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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


ChutneyPieChutneyPie

Rated 3 / 5 stars June 25, 2011

For being able to create this in three days

Fair Play



QuietAscensionQuietAscension

Rated 3 / 5 stars June 25, 2011

Trippy.

Seems very, very unfinished, to the point where I don't see why it got frontpage'd, but looks like the start of something interesting.


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naharikonahariko

Rated 3 / 5 stars July 5, 2011

Im gonna be nice since it's unfinished.

You have good concept of time traveling to gain items to advance further into the story and learning more. but.... i can find many bugs and the girl blocking your path in your own house, What? couldn't she just lock the door or something. i get it's unfinished but you have many details to think over.


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oOwunderbraOooOwunderbraOo

Rated 3 / 5 stars June 24, 2011

Damn...

This is the game I could fall in love with if it was finished and/or just fixed. I am truly sorry for this but I can't give you more than a 6. I just hope that you'll do some more work and make it more playable. I said this already with another game, I understand that you had very little time to make it, and It really bugs me that games with so bad concepts get better scores, but I think this might have been too much work for a game jam and that you guys should try to make this one as awesome as it could be independent of any deadline.



xenozazoxenozazo

Rated 3 / 5 stars June 25, 2011

uhmm

Very very buggy, still very promising.
Fix this as soon as you can!