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The Outsider

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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 4 / 5 stars

Almost There

As a Lovecraft fan I must say I felt this game was missing something. It just felt incomplete. As an adventure game it brought nothing new or exciting to Newgrounds. It's really only worthwhile because it's Lovecraft. However I haven't rated you too low because I know you made this in only three days.

Also, a comment on the storyline of "The Outsider". I thought the ending was fairly obvious. With the hints about having no mirrors and the way the people only reacted when the narrator stepped through the window, I knew what was going on well before the end. Maybe this biased me against the story a little. While it was still a good story, it just wasn't as shocking to me as it probably was to other readers. However, I tried not to let this bias me against the game.


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Rated 4 / 5 stars


The music, artwork and selected quotes all helped the game move towards that solemn, somewhat frightful atmosphere I'm pretty sure the artist and programmer wanted to evoke.

The ending was just exquisite and tempted me quite greatly to read the selection from where this game was based.

Overall, great point-and-click.



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


The atmosphere of the game was amazing.
I've started reading Lovecraft recently and The Outsider was one of the stories I've read so far but I hadn't quite understood the ending until I finished your game, so thank you ^^


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Nice game, even if it has a sad ending...


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

A nice little thing.

The things this game does right is presenting you with an atmospheric experience, rounded by fitting artwork and sound. The gameplay is fairly standard for a Point and Click game, but ey, we haven't seen to many of those lately, or, at least, none of them were interesting enough for me to play them.
There are a few little issues here or there (Mundane running back and forth, a few inconsistencies in artwork quality), but those can't detract from the overall package.