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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 5 / 5 stars

Is good

But little hard.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


the atmosphere in this game is just breathtaking. excellent work.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

That was great, but too short though

I'm not very patient when I play games like this you know but I managed myself through and it was fun. The ending is unexpected for those who don't know the book and this makes it a great story as well. It could have been a little longer though.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Nice atmosphere!

Rather depressing than frightening, I really enjoyed this way too short game.
The TAB function is a nice help, but most of the objects are found easily anyways.

Played w/o sound so no rating for SFX

- There is only one puzzle I considered illogical (The locked door after the broken stairs).
- Also the way guiding through the pictures is a bit unclear (no consistent backwards and forward moving in the forest).
- The texts display time is a bit short for me, maybe a wait for a mouse click would serve better here.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Awesome game

DON"T GIVE UP, Keep trying and you will get more hints to help you.

Okay, Actual Review now:

When I got stuck which was when I had to get the key I just pressed/held down TAB to see all of my possibilities (I did this once) and found it quite easily. This is a game that has earned it's front page, I was expecting a Thriller but I just got a humble tale. This was a decent surprise.