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The Outsider

rated 4.24 / 5 stars
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Adventure - Point 'n Click

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Jun 20, 2011 | 12:59 AM EDT
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EDIT: v1.1 submitted. v1.1 converts typing the combination into clicking, as was originally planned for. Most books and quotes are now manually exit-able, as requested by many. Also, most of the hotspots for movement are smaller and now only cover an area slightly bigger than the arrow. Plus a few other bugfixes.

Submitted for Newgrounds Game Jam 5. The game was made in three days, as with all the other Game Jam games.

The Outsider is a point-and-click adventure using only mouse controls. Click on items to interact with them or pick them up. Click on items in inventory to use them or combine them with other iventory items.

This is Team New World Order's entry into the Newgrounds Game Jam 5! The theme was literature, and we have adapted H.P. Lovecraft's short story The Outsider into a point and click adventure game. I had a blast working with Aigis and J-qb this past weekend, and we all had fun giving it our all.

There's really not a whole lot to say in terms of the game. We'll let it speak for itself. Any bug reports go to me. Near the end the game looked like it was about to fall apart, but thankfully my programming and Aigis's testing saved us from total failure. Nevertheless, there may be some remnants of the more uncommon bugs or glitches in there, but we know the game is perfectly playable.

Also, the original short story, The Outsider, is available to read online. Search for it.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Very well made

Yes, such a touching story, reminds me of the monsters perspective from Mary Shelly's Frankenstein with its gothic romance theme, stil a very well made game, and the artwork mirrors (no pun intended) the story very well. Kudos on such a gripping story as well. Though I had a couple brain farts that slowed me down almost to a complete stop, I am slightly braindead due to todays events but regardless, great flash!

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


It wasn't hard.
It wasn't long.
But it was so emotional.
I just don't know what to say... <3


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This game...

This game made tears flow free from my eyes


Rated 5 / 5 stars


There just isn't words to describe it... just so many impressions and emotions... holy shit.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I was left speechless!

Excellent game!! The art is great, it creates a dark lonely atmosphere... the music at the end gave me chills down my spine, and the end made my eyes watery (I always lol'ed at people who said they cried at games but now I guess I learned my lesson!)
The game itself was short, and if you pay good attention at details is not too hard, but I think this was not the point at all, it has all that it has to and it made complete justice to the story! Perfect!
I am a big fan of Lovecraft's work and I had never read the Outsider, so I was kind of expecting some unexpected twist at the end but damn!

It would indeed be pointless to do a sequel to the Outsider BUT maybe there could be a game for other short stories like "The thing in the doorstep" or "In the Vault"?? I know I'd be instantly hooked! *Wink wink wink* :P I'm just saying!

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