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Nov 8, 2011 | 6:39 PM EST

Author Comments

I'm in an art appreciation course, and our final project is to recreate a piece of art in another medium. Oddly, as soon as it was announced, I thought of Rene Magritte's "Treachery of Images" (the painting of a pipe with the words "This is not a pipe" in French under the pipe) and Mario. Originally, I wanted a wild, psychedelic video to play when Mario entered the pipe, but I opted for the Negative world with some eerie text like in the finished project.

The original "Treachery of Images" seemed to lack TREACHERY to me, so I made the cyclops-demon-antagonist to add some mischief. I also thought it would be interesting not only to play with the "This is not a pipe", but more so playing on what players expect. This is why I tried to copy the original level set up as close as possible.

This is my first completed Flixel project, I have another larger one that has been in the works for a couple of months, but I'm relatively new at Flash and Flixel. It's a lot more intuitive than I thought it would be - I've never been very good at coding.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy!

[EDIT] I accidentally uploaded a version of the game with the super secret bonus as the default scene! The cats out of the bag! Sorry for the mistake!



Rated 5 / 5 stars January 2, 2014

Nice concept, the game was a little too short, but had alot of details.


How to get the "Super Secret Bonus Scene".

while mario fall into the abyss,type hottub, wait the screen to
fade in white and them type thisisnotatub
or thistub and press Z, after that,just keep pressing Z.


Rated 5 / 5 stars November 8, 2011

Want more of this!

Even thought it was very short, I thought this was a very unique and amazing concept, and I would love to see more!

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01010111 responds:

There's more in the works! Like I mentioned before, I'm very new at this, but I'm learning. :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars November 8, 2011

Brilliant Art Application! SPOILERS AHEAD

I've always been a fan of 'Treachery of Images' and using Video Games as a medium was clever, especially one as iconic as Mario (loved the pipe pun, btw) they've always been underrated as a possible art form.
I also enjoyed the GLaDOS-esque way the game taunted you for being gullible.
The only problems I found with this is that while falling through space, the pacing of the text was a little bit slow and the game was very short and ended rather abruptly.

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01010111 responds:

I appreciate the review! I'm glad it went over well. The text pacing was difficult for me to figure out - it's hard to tell if I'm reading too fast because I know what it says already. Another thing that bugs me about the text is that it distracts from the sprite, which very subtly erodes away as the scene goes on. There's a lot to take into account when making games!

Thanks again for the review!


Rated 5 / 5 stars November 9, 2011

I stared at the abyss and it dissolved Mario.

Very nice twist on the mario and artform genre. It was also nice to see Mario be turned into some kind of negative demon. The most interesting part though was the black and white scene with Mario's body slowly dissolving away.

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01010111 responds:

I'm so relieved that someone caught that :) I thought the text would completely distract anyone from even checking on poor Mario.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars November 8, 2011


I was expecting a long game, it looked awesome and i was so ready to play and everything but as soon as the credits started rolling my expression changed. Hope seeing a longer one in the future