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Feb 15, 2013 | 8:38 PM EST
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"Ode To Pixel Days" is about a teenage boy, Hans, having a crush on a cheerleader. Hans gets rejected by the cheerleader, because he is ugly, and not charismatic. Hans tries to change this by building a machine that will make everyone look the same. When everyone looks the same, he can have the girl of his dreams! But of course, in reality, things don't work that way; and Hans is about to get into some bitter experiences.

The game is played in a castle, that represents the world created by Hans' mind. The game's artistic goal is to put the players in Hans' mind, to make them play through his emotional experiences, hopes and dreams. The core experience of the game is the feelings a boy goes through when he gets into puberty; loneliness, sadness, low self-esteem, the desire to change things about you and everything around you.

This game is made completely by one person, and that is me.

Reviews


henrygozoozuhenrygozoozu

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I loved the concept behind the story, and the ending was quite nice. I'd play it again and again if I didn't know how it ended. The part where Hans has inner turmoil against himself after the cheerleader dipped was very difficult for me at first, but once I was able to pass the specific part I am mentioning, it was I had gained the relief from that instance as well.


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talhakaya responds:

glad you enjoyed it :) that boss level is kind of bad, sorry about that :/ thanks!


MEBAUG01MEBAUG01

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I am in love with the soundtrack that you've made for this game. I've favorited you and I am highly anticipating to you're next work of art.


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talhakaya responds:

thank you! very glad you enjoyed the soundtrack!


MikehippopMikehippop

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Dystopia



gamewiz526gamewiz526

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I enjoyed the platforming. The story was neat, but I'm 19. It's been a while since I went through puberty, but I remember feeling similar to Hans at times.


talhakaya responds:

yes I'm feeling very much like so, it's sort of a retrospective story for me.


bosdosbosdos

Rated 5 / 5 stars

i allmost shed a tear, or two, or a million, f¿ck puberty


talhakaya responds:

and fück everything it made us people do :D