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Schism

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rated 3.45 / 5 stars
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Genre:
Adventure - Other
Tags:
ghost
horror
interactive
fiction

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Uploaded
Oct 16, 2016 | 3:02 PM EDT

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Author Comments

A short interactive ghost story for #StencylGameJam. Journey back to your childhood home and uncover a disturbing truth and recall forgotten memories.

Reviews


tadametadame

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Graphics are coarse, but the scenes are clear enough to reveal where one is at. Occasional changes in the lightness of scenes have created a mysterious atmosphere for readers that the house was haunted by something.

I didn't expect that I would be so engaged into reading each and every piece of memory and script on the screen. I was keen to find out what's not known to the main character in the past and what had haunted the house and the family. Although it was not clear to me how Simon was treated, it was a meaningful journey to the Wales.


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JeffreyDriver responds:

Thanks a lot. You've made some useful points. I was against the clock on this, so the graphic style helped disguise some rushed artwork! Though, I do think that the style worked well.

Originally there were going to be different paths to take, but the game was trimmed down so I could enter it into a jam. Thanks again!


Guntonrocks99Guntonrocks99

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Feels like a book. Sort of, I like how you used sound to make it feel more into the game. The story could be better but it was a pretty good one and i liked it. - REDamNED


JeffreyDriver responds:

Thanks for the feedback. I'm glad that you enjoyed it.


leonidas6666leonidas6666

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Yes, the story is a bit weak. And maybe the texts are just a little bit too long... but otherwise it's really great. I really like some of the details you put in, like when the light flickers when you are restarting the lighter. To make it perfect you could streamline the story a little bit and add more interactive elements, but like it is it is already a very atmospheric and great game.


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JeffreyDriver responds:

I agree, but I'm glad that you enjoyed it anyway. I appreciate the feedback. Thanks.


JXDKJXDK

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

As a fan of the horror genre I enjoyed this game. I quite liked the visual style. The shortcomings imo are its linear nature and weak story. If you are making another game (which I encourage you to), consider adding elements of choice and exploration, such that it feels more like a game and not merely a interactive novel, and writing a more complex story.


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JeffreyDriver responds:

Thanks. I don't think I'm much of a story-teller, and I was also up against the clock to get it ready for the jam. It was meant to have different story paths but I simply didn't have time. Thanks for the useful feedback though.


PokefrazerPokefrazer

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Pretty decent, though reducing the width so it fits the window might be a good idea. It's clear you put work into this


JeffreyDriver responds:

Thanks for your comment.