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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

Truly amazing. This is much more than a game. Its not only about Hans begging for recognition, but there is a greater experience when you play this. You get a sliver of what Hans' life is about, feel sorry for him, and realize this is everyone's life. Though life may be confusing, busying, and conflicting, this game is a reminder to sit down and think. Then using this knowledge, go through life. This is one of the best games I have ever played. Please, continue making games like these. Don't stop!

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talhakaya responds:

Wow, thank you very very much. Your words mean a lot, thanks a lot!

You can be sure I'll do my best not to get hit by a truck, and make games all the other times. If you would DM me your mail address (or mailing a "hi" to ) I would like to save your mail as people I'll give my purchasable game for free when it comes out. Thanks!


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!

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talhakaya responds:

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


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I... I'm gonna cry. C':

talhakaya responds:

glad you liked it :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Lemme say this: I HATE ALL PIXEL GAMES. The Idea was used up wayyyy to much and had turned the entire genre into pure shit, to the point of making the characters looking like lines and complain how they slaved doing the art. THEY WERE FUCKING 8 BIT BOXES. But... yours wasnt too bad. The enmy AI could have been better tough, but it did bring me back to the legend of zombies ate my neighbors.

talhakaya responds:

I make pixel-art for two reasons. 1st is I'm ashamably bad at vector art, yet :( The second is I love squares! Glad you enjoyed it :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I must write a review because this game is pretty good. I think this game is a masterpiece. It's a tribute to old games and really you got it. You play with the evolution of the player made by pixels, and no everyone can do it... It's the best pixel game i have ever played, so congratulations. Keep it up, you'll be a master in videogame industry. ^_^

talhakaya responds:

Thank you! You're so kind! Thank you very much for your nice words :) glad you enjoyed it.