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Ode To Pixel Days

rated 3.94 / 5 stars
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Action - Platformer - Puzzle

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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.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Nice game! I really like the nod to Mario Bros. in it. Although, I found a weird glitch. If something is about to crush you if you jump as it's going to crush you, you get stuck under it but don't die.

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talhakaya responds:

Ah, that's why some people get stuck over there. Pressing escape and then "continue game" works pretty well. Sorry about this. Glad that you enjoyed the warp zone :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Très amusant de retrouver tout cet univers de pixel!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I don't know why there is so much hate for this game. There is a good message in the story line. My only question is, why was there barbed wire in the end? Anyway, loved the game, some good puzzles as well.

talhakaya responds:

Thanks man! That barbed wire is just there to feel harsh. No more sense went into that, sorry :D Real world is a cold cruel place, and the only way to live in it is to adapt. Hans left his utopia to grow up.

Very glad that you enjoyed the game :) Thanks :)


Rated 2 / 5 stars

Descent enough platformer but the message that you should kill yourself because you cant actually change who you enough that some random chick likes you seems quite drastic.

talhakaya responds:

It's not about killing yourself. Hans did not kill himself. He escaped his utopia to get back to living in real world. Thanks for playing!


Rated 0 / 5 stars

Just another flash game using an extremely generic gameplay style as a carrier for some story that's supposed to be "OMG SO DEEP" just because it's made of pixels and there's mellow music playing.

This isn't art. It's manipulation. Trying to whore attention by being exactly like every "art game" that the public seems to eat up just because they want to appear to have a richer sense of personal taste.

And if you truly believe that you're "reaching out to people" with this, not only should you fucking get over yourself, you should bloody well know that the type of people you're trying to carry the message to would play this, immediately ignore the "message", and go back to being selfish deluded fat fucks that think they're better than everyone else and deserve better than the rest of the world because that's the way they are.

talhakaya responds:

I just wanted to express myself. I really didn't think I deserve better than anybody or I deserved a "hot girlfriend". The game is not about that.