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

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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.

Reviews


sndub26sndub26

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

This was really good

As with others who reviewed, my one and only complaint is that I wish it were longer. However, the animation was great, the sound and music really fit the mood. I look forward to seeing more from you guys!



MoldaviteMoldavite

Rated 5 / 5 stars

like love in darkness

i loved it very much,
great story!
i loved the art in combination with the sound and setting of the game!

2 things i didnt like that much,

as yellowrock said, there is no use for the meat cleaver :D
altough i felt a little bit less scared when i had it in my inventory.

also, and maybe this is just me, but all of the tekst in game (books, papers or story) goes away to fast.

then again maybe I just read slow

still the feeling I had while playing was heavy and dark and. so i still give u 10/10

good job and keep it up


bcdefg123 responds:

There is indeed a use for the knife/cleaver. Other than 'Cool! I have a knife/cleaver!', that is. You could not have beaten the game without it. - Brian


RavensourciousRavensourcious

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Glorious

Absolutely beautiful game! Loved it, the music was perfect and the subject matter was perfectly dark!



dondandidondandi

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Ladder

Is there any use of it?


bcdefg123 responds:

"It's a secret to everybody..." - Random Moblin


glitched-in-timeglitched-in-time

Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is based off of one of H.P. lovecraft's books

Now I want to read some of his books , the twist at the end was a bit expected though, but I would love to know if he was the person who lived in the castle?Also great game it wasn't too short just wish it was longer.


bcdefg123 responds:

Well, we can only do so much in three days. It's actually just a short story, not a full fledged book, so if you want to read it, it's online. Only four pages or so, rather light reading.

*OMGZ SPOILERS*

The guy lives underground, in the forest, or the tower (I'm not clear on the specifics. As mentioned before, I wasn't familiar with the story before this weekend). I don't know if he lives in the castle or not. He says the castle was 'maddeningly familiar', and he traveled for over two hours to get there, so he knew of the castle beforehand. Yet, the story also suggests that he never left the underground world there. So as to your question about if he was the person to live in the castle or not, I don't know. I strongly encourage you to read the story and draw your own conclusions. - Brian