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Feb 6, 2013 | 5:35 PM EST
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The patience of a rock 5 Points Game completed
It only took a while 10 Points Complete game in 150 years or less
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CHROME USERS!
The game is known to lag in Chrome browser. If the game is unplayable, consider using different browser to see if that helps.

A calamity is coming and you embark on a journey to stop it. You only have 400 years.

This is an experimental game about the passage of time. Don't expect swift action. Slow down and think, just don't wait too long...

Thanks for the front page NG !

Reviews


Fishy2099Fishy2099

Rated 4 / 5 stars February 16, 2013

Really good concept and simple but beautiful art style.

I had to play it twice up to the end just to see what would happen the second time if I just let the time tick over



ShadowWhoWalksShadowWhoWalks

Rated 5 / 5 stars February 16, 2013

I clicked this game and expected some too-deep-for-you indie pixel art game bullshit. I was wrong, this is very creative and you did a great job setting the mood and atmopshere of the game. My only complaint is that character sprites look lacking compared to the beautiful details you've put in the trees and houses. Still, I'm glad I played this game.


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pavel57390pavel57390

Rated 4 / 5 stars February 16, 2013

Very interesting concept, I liked it! Maybe a little too short, and repetitive actions, but that's ok



lytzhadowlytzhadow

Rated 5 / 5 stars February 16, 2013

so before i start my review i would like to say this. PISS OFF WALLJUMPINJACK12!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! your obviously more suited to fps games that require as much patience as a fly has. if that. i swear some people have no appriciation for art at all. and its those trolls that get wonderful games like this blammed >=(

so yeah anywaysas you can tell i realy loved it! my only real complaint is that it was too short. so if anyone who hasnt figured out how to beat this heres a hint. thinklike a rock. i would very much love to see another game like this! thankyou very much for this one as is and i do believe i will be going to check out your other stuff. =D



HozamaHozama

Rated 5 / 5 stars February 16, 2013

Before I get into the actual review, do everyone a favor and please ignore the people who gave you 0-1 stars. These people wouldn't know a fantastic idea if Einstein told them it was a fantastic idea.

Now, for the game itself, I am throughly impressed. I have a great hatred for art games simply because they're 90% art and 10% flat, unintresting substance. What you've created is one of the very few art games that can say the gameplay IS the art. The simple idea of just waitng, and letting the world change around you is fresh and enjoyable. When I first saw the game title, I had some idea in my mind what it was about, but you completly surprised me.

Art is simple pixel art, but I think it suits the game's atmosphere quite well. Music is simple and non-intrusive and I cannot thank you enough for not putting loud "Thump" sfx with every step. Addition by subtraction!

Story is simple as well, and the intro fills it out quite well. You have 400 years to prevent a disaster. You don't have any special powers, magic tools or an army to fight for you. All you have is the eternity of a rock, and a little help from the humans who inhabit the area. Fits the mood of the game perfectly.

I wish more designers who made art games were like you, creative in more than just story. With color and atmosphere beyond "dark and depressing". Simply wonderful in all regards.


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