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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!
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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


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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SKLGSWSKLGSW

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars February 16, 2013

Kept me guessing on what to do. I wish it wasn't so short.



PenTagoNalPenTagoNal

Rated 1 / 5 stars February 15, 2013

Maybe I'm not getting it, but...

The game is incredibly bad at explaining what to do. When I got to the "helping hand" I tried to replant the wheat but it wouldn't let me, and I was stuck on the island.

Also, the season change hides things from you. The chestnuts on the ground are small and difficult to notice in a small flash, as was the ice. The game doesn't directly tell you anything, making it hard to get used to.

The concept wasn't really that interesting. Also, I could imagine it being frustrating if you ran out of time and had to start over again.

I can't judge you on the music, since you didn't make it.

1 star - game is confusing and mechanic is uninspired and difficult to use.