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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


lolynoodle456lolynoodle456

Rated 5 / 5 stars February 16, 2013

amazing


talhakaya responds:

thanks! :)


h0norb0undh0norb0und

Rated 5 / 5 stars February 22, 2013

Amazing game. Challenging at times and has a really great story. You don't see a lot of these.

5/5 for sure.

Keep it up! :)

-h0nor


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talhakaya responds:

thanks you! Glad you liked it!


DavinelDavinel

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 1, 2013

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.


PeterOlafPeterOlaf

Rated 5 / 5 stars February 16, 2013

Da sag nochmal einer Spiele könnten keine Emotionen transportieren. Wo war das Spiel als ich 14 war? ^^ Luv it



DoomedMelloDoomedMello

Rated 5 / 5 stars February 20, 2013

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!


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talhakaya responds:

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