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The Outsider

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Jun 20, 2011 | 12:59 AM EDT

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EDIT: v1.1 submitted. v1.1 converts typing the combination into clicking, as was originally planned for. Most books and quotes are now manually exit-able, as requested by many. Also, most of the hotspots for movement are smaller and now only cover an area slightly bigger than the arrow. Plus a few other bugfixes.

Submitted for Newgrounds Game Jam 5. The game was made in three days, as with all the other Game Jam games.

The Outsider is a point-and-click adventure using only mouse controls. Click on items to interact with them or pick them up. Click on items in inventory to use them or combine them with other iventory items.

This is Team New World Order's entry into the Newgrounds Game Jam 5! The theme was literature, and we have adapted H.P. Lovecraft's short story The Outsider into a point and click adventure game. I had a blast working with Aigis and J-qb this past weekend, and we all had fun giving it our all.

There's really not a whole lot to say in terms of the game. We'll let it speak for itself. Any bug reports go to me. Near the end the game looked like it was about to fall apart, but thankfully my programming and Aigis's testing saved us from total failure. Nevertheless, there may be some remnants of the more uncommon bugs or glitches in there, but we know the game is perfectly playable.

Also, the original short story, The Outsider, is available to read online. Search for it.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

:D A-Mazing!

I knew straight from the beginning that it was gunna be sad! :`(
I loved it! One of the best story lines for a point-and-click adventure game :D
All the poems really added up at the end. This was one of the few games that almost made me cry T-T
(Also you mega ultra points for using lilium in your game ;) Elfen Lied FTW!

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

An interesting concept

The game was good and a nice homage to Lovecraft
-very atmospheric
-good story and a good way to make a game based off a book
-not to challenging so it allows the story to move along better
- a next button would be nice in the sections with a reading as it would stay up on the screen for a long time and a fast reader would be stuck with nothing to do but wait for it to leave
Decision 10/10
a great game and adaptation with only a small nitpick holding it back from point and click perfection

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


first i was to scared to put the candle in this dark room on because i thougt a bloody face or something like that would appear. this was a good game with a really dark atmosphere. i hope you are planning to set more of H.P Lovecraft´s books into games like this.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Very good.

Probably my favorite Lovecraft story written, next to Whisperer in the Darkness.

It's challenging, the art's amazing, and the music captures the dreary bittersweet story very well. Loved the how you drew him on the glass at the end, though I always pictured him with rotting flesh rather than a bony figure.

The ending of this story with him realizing he's an abomination is almost lukewarm. An uneasy feeling of content living the rest of his life in the catacombs, knowing exactly what he is. :3


Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

mmmmmmmm eh :/

I felt that the quotations were annoyingly long and drawn out.... but good game!