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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


classyjonesclassyjones

Rated 5 / 5 stars

i cry every time D:



GwennieMacraeGwennieMacrae

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wow, this is really, really cool. With some of these "story games" it feels like they're just relying on a sort of tired and cheesy romance story and don't really but any effort into the actual game, just hoping people will be taken in by the whole "artsy" part of it that they won't notice that the game isn't actually interesting. The game itself was simple but fun and the story was really intriguing as well. One of the coolest games of it's kind I've seen on here


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talhakaya responds:

Thanks man, I really tried to do something special, very glad that some people like you found it special and enjoyed it :)


rocky10529rocky10529

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Sometimes I feel just like Hans. Not chasing cheerleader, but chasing recognition from people. I do care about how people think, but I don't really want to change myself just because have to ingratiate with them, that is just not... me at all. It is very conflicting. Be yourself will became extremely hard when the real you are not so acceptable for society, but it is not anyone's fault, right? This game really touched me, just like how I feel and how confused I am. And now I am so proud that I am part of the video game industry, as a indie game developer. And I find my own way to express myself, like how this game did. This is really amazing. :')


talhakaya responds:

Wow, thanks for the very nice comment. You're the kind of person I'm making games for, other than self expression and my own ego. As humans, we are born to be confused, and I think it's one of our precious properties that is teaching us about the world, and we should never lose that, even when we are old.

Thanks for the lovely comment. If you send an email to talhakayagames@gmail.com, I'll put you on the list to gift my new purchasable game to when it's out.


greyhawk241greyhawk241

Rated 5 / 5 stars

A very good game. The strory was touching, profound, and powerful.


talhakaya responds:

thank you, glad you liked it :)


stuartvl1stuartvl1

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Awesome and emotionally shattering game. I really identified with the Hans character. I know what it's like to want to change the world around me and the theme of unrequited love is something that is very poignant to me at the moment. Wonderful stuff.


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talhakaya responds:

Thanks Stuart, I love you!