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Hidden Item 1 50 Points Find the hidden item in Felix's Hideout
Hidden Item 2 50 Points Find the hidden item in The Infected Waterway
Hidden Item 3 50 Points Find the hidden item in Mama's Nest

Author Comments

*Thanks to everyone who helped give Skinny a Daily First Place! :D
**Thank you Tom and the rest of the NG staff for the Front Page!

Once Coma was completed, I figured I would make another game just for kicks. It turned out this game took up more of my time than two semesters of college. Anyways, I hope everyone here at NG has fun playing :)

Thanks!
-Thomas

Also, what's always fun is discussing your thoughts on the meaning of the game. I sure know what it means, but what about you?

UPDATES/BUGS (upon update approval from NG staff):
1) Both ASWD and Arrow Keys will work.
2) No more getting stuck behind doors.
3) Easier game-play experience.
4) As for those of you experiencing sticky keys in Internet Explorer, a friendly user called bubblecue says
the simple solution is to go to the tools tab on internet explorer and click on internet options. Then you click on the security tab and uncheck enable protected mode and then click ok. turn back your protected mode when you are done playing. Hope that works!

Reviews


calmiuscalmius

Rated 5 / 5 stars June 25, 2011

Hey Thomas, Excellent Game

What's up Thomas. I really loved Limbo and this looks just as awesome. I only have one suggestion. When I began playing this I recognized some sound effects as being from Limbo, it may be a little repetitive. For example the frog/toad song in level 2 is the same as in Limbo. That would be cool if the sound effects were entirely unique.



WhatTheFnuWhatTheFnu

Rated 3 / 5 stars June 25, 2011

Missing some parts

You achieve a lot of what a good flash platformer is all about in this game, but what I need to point out is that you left a lot of things not done. The controls are smooth (once you fix the sticky keys thing), but after the arms, the upgrades just felt uninspired. You excell in creating a strong atmosphere, but I'm thrown out of it every time I hear that girl scream again (despite the fact that she's seen me exactly 1 million times by now).

But the worst offence of all is that there was NO ENDING. And don't give me any of that "take your own meaning from it" crap. You built up the entire game to this confrontaion with Mama, and then you just cut it off? That is unacceptable. Letting the player write their own story, and giving them the choice on whether to leave her alive or kill her would have been your best course of action, but I would have even settled for just a straight boss fight or a bettle you couldn't win (if you still want to go the artsy route with this). However, not giving me anything at all isn't just disappointing; it's lazy. And yes, I realize you spent over two sememsters putting this together, but that only counts for so much. Duke Nukem Forever was in development for 12 years, and look how that turned out.

I don't know exactly what we have here, but I know it's incomplete. A story has a beginning, middle, and an end. A game has a tutorial, metagame, and ultimate goal. This is 2/3 of a story, 2/3 of a game, and therefore, you get 2/3 of a full score. Better luck next time.



MercuryCrestMercuryCrest

Rated 5 / 5 stars June 24, 2011

Excellent! Hauntingly Surreal...

Brilliant and savagely beautiful. Another surreal gem from a great game author. I had no glitches or problems.

The sound effects were perfectly done and I especially loved the ending music.

Please make a sequel.



jb043194jb043194

Rated 5 / 5 stars June 24, 2011

sweet

i like the story, and the idea behind this game you've created. make sure to let us know when you have a new game. Coma was good, and this was awesome too. keep your games in this sort of style. Keeps me and obviously others interested. Good job bro!!!


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wittyhobos responds:

Thank you so much jb043194. I will try my best to keep you guys interested ;)


DgunslingerDgunslinger

Rated 5 / 5 stars June 24, 2011

great!

why is it when someone makes such a simple game that everyone seems so satisfied with it but when something has lots of action and upgrades everyone seems to expect more out of it? Anyways this game was quite simple yet entertaining an the story line just leaves me wanting more. The silhouette art style was creative also. I would love to see some sort of sequel to this.


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