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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


DoomedMelloDoomedMello

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Absolutely lovely. A tear-jerking tale about a boy in the throes of puberty, trying to learn that regardless of your journey in the world, you must first be yourself; don't change for those around you.

Beautifully executed, with fluid, fun controls. Excellent job!


People find this review helpful!
talhakaya responds:

Thanks! You got the message perfectly! Glad you enjoyed it :)


kenorkenor

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Fuck. It's deeper than I thought it would be. Thanks.


talhakaya responds:

thanks for playing! glad you found it meaningful :)


darklord0211darklord0211

Rated 0 / 5 stars

Hey look! Another artsy fartsy bit graphics game, I hope it isn't about life and all that unoriginal cra-- oh wait, hes about life. Oh well I guess I should just go and kill myself!


talhakaya responds:

any work of art is about life.


manofcarbonmanofcarbon

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Cool game.


talhakaya responds:

thanks :)


MrBigBoneMrBigBone

Rated 5 / 5 stars

HOW DO I GIVE YOU MONEY talhakaya?


talhakaya responds:

haha thanks, save your money for my future games :) thank you for your support.