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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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"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

Makes my cry...

talhakaya responds:

glad it was meaningful to you :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I don't know why there is so much hate for this game. There is a good message in the story line. My only question is, why was there barbed wire in the end? Anyway, loved the game, some good puzzles as well.

talhakaya responds:

Thanks man! That barbed wire is just there to feel harsh. No more sense went into that, sorry :D Real world is a cold cruel place, and the only way to live in it is to adapt. Hans left his utopia to grow up.

Very glad that you enjoyed the game :) Thanks :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

nice. reminds me of company of myself and the sequel. pixel-graphic retro themed art flash games in general

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talhakaya responds:

thanks! company of myself is a big inspiration. So the comparison is honouring :)


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 :)


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!