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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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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 !



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars February 12, 2013

Spring of year 122 is the soonest you can finish. And while the ending may be very appropriate (s/he saves the world with his/her waiting), that sort of blockage can only exacerbate that problem, so I think a different ending could have been envisioned like aiding a dam or launching into space and colliding with an asteroid. That being said, gameplay is well done and the music is excellent. People will complain that you can't move fast - you're a rock on a 400-year deadline. You don't have to move fast!
One final thing that I really enjoyed - the panicking people. I knew they'd panic at first, but originally I thought they'd get used to me. I am of course their benefactor. But once I realize that i'm just this thing that sits around for seasons and moves occasionally to check on construction progress every year or so, it became apparent that they may not fear me, but seeing me move for those 10 seconds would freak anyone out. Well executed game.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars February 12, 2013

A really unusual game. The perspective of time from something other than us short lived humans is most thought provoking. That and the meditation type music really did it for me.

I would have appreciated if one could walk a little faster - especially after you figure it out and need to backtrack but it's a lesson in patience isn't it?


Rated 5 / 5 stars February 12, 2013

Excellent game. Quite original. Patience is key. A slow pace is encouraged. Letting things do what they need to do, with occasional help from a benevolent being. An absolute gem of a game. My thanks for time well spent (even if it felt like four hundred years.)

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars February 12, 2013

i wish there was something to reverse time. i did not get the humans the grain and waisted 100 years only to find out that i have to waiste some time to help them. if a big, walking stone can cross the frozen sea then the tiny humans can do it too to get to the grain.

the first time i played it i waisted my time by trying to find out how i could get across the sea with the boat without turning the chestnut to dust. then the world burned to ashes because i had not enough time (i could not get that chestnut on the other side of the sea without it turning to ash) to continue. why not just step on a tree, wait and get up (like a lift)?

the music was good and relaxing.

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Rated 4 / 5 stars February 12, 2013

the game is good BUT i stuck in the part where you pass the village of hungry people and need a "helping hand" to get pass a river
I GUESS i need the help of the villagers but i dont know how to fed them
can someone help ?