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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

Good story

very sad ending :.(....


Rated 5 / 5 stars

whats up with the cleaver

did you like kill the people with the cleavor or what but anyway loved the game, but in one room the text would not go away, but left and came back and it was fine


Rated 4 / 5 stars


But you forgot to give credits on ending song.

bcdefg123 responds:

We did? - Brian


Rated 1.5 / 5 stars


the numbers were easy to found out is 432.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Ah, quite good.

I did enjoy it thoroughly. However, there were a few things that could be changed.

Ambiance is a beautiful thing to have in a game, especially when done correctly. While there is certainly plenty of it in this game, there were a few things that bogged it down. The music, for starters, is haunting, stirring and frightening. However, it can be a bit noisy. There's a lot of just wind and white noise in the song, and it can not only be distracting but also disorienting in a way.

Silence is a lot more effective at making the player sit on the edge of their seat than background noise.

Also, the twist ending. While I won't spoil it for anyone, I will say that it was good, but forced. It introduces a new element to the story never seen before in the game, one that was barely vaguely hinted at in the books scattered across the world. It takes you by surprise, that I won't lie, but only because you don't know why it's there.

If there were more hints about the ending, or if it were said somewhere that the events of the ending were, to this game, strange and unearthly, it would have carried more weight than it did.

Be that as it may, this is still a fun game. Atmospheric, creepy, dark and mysterious. The dialogue is wonderful and the items are well-placed and fair. I could not have made such a good game in the time that you did it in.

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