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Ode To Pixel Days

rated 3.93 / 5 stars
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Action - Platformer - Puzzle

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Feb 15, 2013 | 8:38 PM EST
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Author Comments

"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

This game spells out a lot of the difficulties I was personally going through throughout primary school and high school. It was captured extremely well, the puzles were straight-forward and creative, fighting yourself took me a fair while to figure out, but an awesome game nonetheless. 5 stars and a favourite for you, my friend.

talhakaya responds:

thanks! very glad you liked it. Glad you didn't hate the challenges! Thanks also for the favorite!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Nice story and ... i dies in the final ? wtf xD

talhakaya responds:

that wasn't the intention :D click on Extras to know what I wanted to do with the game :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

most games that try to teach a lesson on newgrounds have no challenge, but this was just hard enough to make me want to keep playing. Good Job!

talhakaya responds:

thanks! glad you enjoyed the challenges!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This was great. I just came back from a shitty night out, where all the time I thought "I'd like to be someone else", then I come home, play this game, and... I don't know, it made me feel good :)
Well done! Sometimes, these kind of games are boring and too much trying to "be deep", but yours was not only fun to play, but also spot-on and meaningful
So, thank you :)

Good job on the art and music too!

talhakaya responds:

thanks! very glad that it made you feel good, that's wonderful! thanks for playing and your very nice comment.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

A very well made game!
I enjoyed every second of it.
Also, i really liked the message after the credits.For me at least it meant,that either one of us could be Hans...a random person.

talhakaya responds:

thank you! Glad you enjoyed it :) A lot of people don't see that message. Yes the message was, a lot of people around you could be feeling like Hans did. Thanks for the lovely comment :)