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Feb 15, 2013 | 8:38 PM EST
  • Daily 4th Place February 17, 2013

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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


soniczekisoniczeki

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 19, 2013

Harika bir nerdeyse ;_; Ayrıca Türk olupda böyle oyunlar yapan görmek çok güzel. 5/5


talhakaya responds:

begendigine cok sevindim, tesekkurler :)


beatdragonbeatdragon

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars March 17, 2013

The game is well played, underlined with an answer to the question of teenage life and their desires.
The game design is kept easy yet the message is great and lets the player explore the world of "Hans".
A typical, more ancient than modern german name, which is often depicted as a loser.
Hans gets to learn his different sides and starts to learn more about his abilities and his weaknesses.
The ending yet seems terrifying and projects that it is better off to commit suicide if you are a loser, which certainly may not be what you implied to prjoect.
All in all the game deserves a 4.5/5 for the great effort.
Keep up the good work.


talhakaya responds:

thank you for your lovely and thoughtful comment :)

as you might already guessed, I didn't make the ending as if Hans was commiting suicide, it was something different. But I guess I should be fine with your interpretation as well, because it's very frequent!

Thanks for playing and putting some time to write a thoughtful comment!


LovelessavengerLovelessavenger

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars March 14, 2013

I'll be honest, I wanted to ragequit so many times. But I'm stubborn and I went through the whole game ~ I'm glad I did, it was actually quite fun and inspirational; it made me feel like there's a little Hans in everyone :)
Thank you for a wonderful game
+ The part where Hans was 'flying' with the music and his other selves was wonderful!


talhakaya responds:

I often get frustrated with a lot of games, so I know how you felt. I wanted to miniize the frustration but as games try to be challenging, they'll be more frustrating. I hope I'll do better in the future!

The flying scene is my favourite, I think it has something special in it. So I'm very happy you enjoyed it. Cheers! :)


SnazzyPine25SnazzyPine25

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 10, 2013

Touching.


talhakaya responds:

glad you liked it! :)


nathan5779nathan5779

Rated 4 / 5 stars March 10, 2013

This game is simply awesome! , the story is interesting. , I find just some of the rooms empty.
Frankly I liked it , I am very impressed ^ ^


talhakaya responds:

thank you! glad that you liked it! :)