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Sep 18, 2013 | 8:51 PM EDT

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NONSENSE! After an unfortunate incident, Socrates Jones must debate a host of philosophers in order to win back his life. More than slightly inspired by the Ace Attorney series.

Authors note: This is for real this time, by the actual creators! The person who was pretending to be us didn't even upload the most recent version. That's just lazy game theft, that is.

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mr0661mr0661

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Loved it. Though I disagree with conclusion with Hobbes. There was some real difficulty in last one, when I noticed problems in Arbiters arguments, but didn't know how to express those. In all game was really good, and it took me thoroughly inside it, so much that I couldn't stop playing before I saw conclusion.

Here is my thoughts about Natural state of Man and social contracts. Formed in 04:30 AM, but I'm pretty sure that this is valid.
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It won't create infinite regression. It is actually social contract between strong and weak, ruler one being weak. Rulers task is to do menial tasks and for return they get marginal power.

Natural state is what brings most of the problems. It is easy to demonstrate that people are not naturally in constant war with each others. This is demonstrated when, for example, in actual wars, people show mercy to opposing side(there are better examples, but this one popped in my mind). Even after both have orders to kill the enemy, such orders cause enormous stress. This kind behavior shows that kill or be killed is not natural between humans and that there exists some other guidelines.

Contract cannot be referred in this case, because to be called a contract, both sides have to agree with terms. Any social contract between enemy is void, because there is no knowledge of agreed terms.

Completely silent, undocumented contract, in which participant are not aware of, or even aware of each other, can't be considered a contract.


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DrakoBlareDrakoBlare

Rated 5 / 5 stars

This... this had to be the best game I have ever played.

There were a few problems, like being sorta linear. Sometimes I believed I have found the answer but there was no way to express it in the game. Though this isn't a bad thing since this wasn't the game's plan to begin with. Then there was the fact that you couldn't relate with the character since he already had a set backstory and personallity... though this isn't a problem either since this isn't what this game is supposed to give you.

What it did give me was a reason to think and lots of knoweldge. I just loved it and want to thank anyone who participated in making it and I would love to see some sort of sequel.

P.S: Could you guys release a track album or something like that? I really loved the tracks in this game, especially in the last debate phases


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ChiefWakamakamu responds:

Hi Drako,
Sure, let's get down to the soundtrack sharing!
Listenable online here: https://soundcloud.com/bleakprospects/sets/socrates-jones-ost
Downloadable here: http://www.dwarfcorp.com/mklingen/Socrates


CiDiCCiDiC

Rated 5 / 5 stars

WOW! This game was amazing. I always wanted to play a really good educational game - and u guys made it possible! It really stopped me from going to sleep for some hours. Just wanted to say thank you for the good time. Please keep up the good work!



NamorviaNamorvia

Rated 5 / 5 stars

This game is amazing! And making me think I should play some of the inspiring series (I did enjoy a demo of their latest title, but we're beside the point). I was fairly worried that I wouldn't like the ending given that I have my own set of views on the matter of morality. I feared this game would force me to adopt a philosophy against my own opinion, without the opportunity to argue my own case, merely in order to "win" the game. Which it didn't in the slightest, hence the brilliance. It makes me want to discuss philosophy with calm rational people. Though you probably do have to die to find people with that much time and patience. Thank you for this game!


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Keres1995Keres1995

Rated 5 / 5 stars

last year we studied these philosophers (kant and mill, actually) I was just as exited as ari when I confronted them. Great game. If you'd do a sequel, or anything like this, with historical figures, I play it with the same enthusiasm as this one (or even more).


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