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May 24, 2013 | 2:25 PM EDT

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A new game comics by us!

It is VERY challenging and even if you were one of the few that breezed through our previous game comics, you will stumble on this one. If you haven't played them, you are well advised to do so at http://www.newgrounds.com /portal/view/613089

This one has more traditional game elements of point & click adventures but the basic premise is the same as before: Make a comic that fits with the title (i.e. The Self-Destructive). You can swap panels' position and change panel content by clicking on certain objects.

Note that we have a walkthrough this time (we will also make walkthroughs for the earlier games).

I am not sure that this is the way forward for our game comics but it is quite a puzzle game. Perhaps even a bit too clever for own good.

Reviews


dougster102dougster102

Rated 0 / 5 stars May 25, 2013

its shitty


AthleticDesign responds:

No shit!


KBJKBJ

Rated 5 / 5 stars May 25, 2013

Hey, this is excellent. The learning curve is a bit steep but I suggest to anyone reading this that they should stick with it. Whereas most "art" flashes turn out to be cheap kitschy imitations of drama and always go for the easy plot device, this stuff actually has some depth to it. Well done!

Now to the logistics of the flash, I'm giving you a 5 despite the fact that it was so difficult. This is because I appreciated the story telling and thematic elements (creepy border shrinking) so much. The greatest hurdle to mastering the gameplay was that it wasn't readily apparent, at least not to me, that altering a panel will sometimes changes subsequent panels and not the preceding ones. I did play the Narcissist and the Egocentric, but I still had to resort to the walkthrough. Nevertheless the payoff is really rewarding, interesting, and bit touching what with the picture at the end, I just fear that most people (namely, the pre teens on this site) will give up rather than finish the game.


AthleticDesign responds:

Thank you! I appreciate your appraisal as it is exactly the kind of reaction we have been working for.

While The Narcissist and The Egocentric somewhat prepare for The Self-Destructive, it is still quite a leap. The next chapter in this game will probably be placed between the Egocentric and The Self Destructive to make the build up smoother.

A friend of us who has been play testing the game a lot, found all the previous chapters straightforward and he did admirably on The Self Destructive but still needed some help from us to complete it.


sdotimassdotimas

Rated 0 / 5 stars May 25, 2013

I tried the walkthrough, and i still didn't understand what to do after the "oops..." panel.


AthleticDesign responds:

I doubt that I can explain it better than I did in the walkthrough. You need all panels blacked-out, not just the panel with the pill.


panrafalpanrafal

Rated 0 / 5 stars May 24, 2013

No combination works.


AthleticDesign responds:

Please check the instructions. You also have to click inside panels to change them. As said above, it IS very hard and probably close to IMPOSSIBLE if you haven't played the earlier games in the series. But there is always the walkthrough!