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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


BewareweegeeBewareweegee

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Nice game! I really like the nod to Mario Bros. in it. Although, I found a weird glitch. If something is about to crush you if you jump as it's going to crush you, you get stuck under it but don't die.


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talhakaya responds:

Ah, that's why some people get stuck over there. Pressing escape and then "continue game" works pretty well. Sorry about this. Glad that you enjoyed the warp zone :)


MoldyDiamondMoldyDiamond

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I loved it. Very creative, very inventive, and very thought provoking. Its a wonderful piece of art with a wonderful message to it. I love how the game takes place in Hans mind. Its hard to find amazing games like this.


talhakaya responds:

Ah thanks :) you are so kind! :) glad you liked it.


gamewiz526gamewiz526

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I enjoyed the platforming. The story was neat, but I'm 19. It's been a while since I went through puberty, but I remember feeling similar to Hans at times.


talhakaya responds:

yes I'm feeling very much like so, it's sort of a retrospective story for me.


efealacamliefealacamli

Rated 5 / 5 stars

awesome game! great story and nice soundtracks too. congratz


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talhakaya responds:

Thanks Efe! Cheers!


SnazzyPine25SnazzyPine25

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Touching.


talhakaya responds:

glad you liked it! :)