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The Ritual

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Oct 19, 2016 | 2:17 PM EDT

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This is a sequel to one of my previous games called "The Shovel" ►

This is a little "walking simulator" type game. Just walk from screen to screen. Click objects to view them, and try to piece together what's going on.

A / D - Move left and Right
W - follow pathways to new areas
Mouse - interact with objects

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PS. Don't worry - the next Chaos Eclipse chapter is next <3


Patch 1.1:
-Hoods now each have a piece of dialogue
-Added written intro
-Added additional hoods
-Added a key and a locked gate
-Lowered file size
-Changed rope item silhouette graphic

Patch 1.05:
- Added necklace item
- Added camera/polaroids item
- Added cleaver item
- Added rope item
- Removed blood from sawblade, for chroncile bulletin continuity
- Added Hoods to outside the chapel
- Mouse focus resets every time the screen fades in
- Added link to The Shovel on the loading screen
- Other tweaks

Patch 1.02:
-Added screen shake to ending scene
-Change pause menu fonts
-Lowered file size by reducing image quality + removing embedding from an unused font
-Change title screen highlight effect



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

This awesome, though I feel that receiving the medal before the ending could confuse someone and cause people to leave the game before the transformation actually happens. Also does this mean that the Shovel and this game, the Ritual, are prequels to Dead Detention 2 and Chronicle Bulletin?

JackAstral responds:

yup :)


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Really like the game, lots of cool lore stuff. Better than the shovel, and connects Father Mason to Polaroids.

Have you ever thought about making a forum for people to discuss Universe .08?

JackAstral responds:

Definitely...I was thinking of maybe making a subreddit


Rated 4 / 5 stars

I'll be honest: it's actually pretty good!
The atmosphere is dirty and obnoxious, i think this is a must for someone who came here to newgrounds for the first time!

The only thing that don't let it achive 5 star is that is too linear.
But sure as hell it's good. Has a lot of potential.

Keep it up man! ;)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

i just lef t you for some montsh dude and youre making this mindblows?! O_O
good job as always


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Sure, there's plenty of lore to be found here (the location of Zone 0, Commander Dai's first name (at the mail box)), but it's not a lot better than The Shovel: you read some lore object, interact with others, you go to a place and that's it. There would have been a lot more substance if Death or something showed up at the end and gave some sort of speech, or even if there was any closing dialogue at all.

Here's the bigger question: why is Mason (aka the Moon King) an occultist? Did he drink the kool-aid at a young age and stay that way ever since? Does he have some grudge against God? I'll assume that's to be revealed in a later entry to Universe .08.

P.S. There was a glitch I ran into my first time through. After going downstairs from grabbing the knife, I couldn't move. Fortunately, I was able to move after clicking the letter from Clear Moon, but I'm not sure how exactly I got stuck in the first place.

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JackAstral responds:

The reason that he's an occultist is in the game! Try looking harder around the bedroom :) (It might also help to check out the timeline)

If you combine these two games, and maybe some others, they form the entire origin of...a....certain...character...

Thanks for point that out- I've fixed that now :)