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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

A Fitting Tribute

This is one of my favorite short stories by my favorite author. It really captured alot of the progression and pacing of the story.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


As soon as I saw this on the front page, I was like "The Outsider? As in, H.P. Lovecraft's The Outsider?" and was mighy pleased to find I was correct. I've been wanting to do something like this for a while, laziness always getting to me in the end, but the execution was magnificent, even if the protagonist ended up looking... different, to say the least, from what I imagined upon reading the story, but I suppose that aspect is extremely subjective. The simplicity of the puzzles as a testament to it being story-driven certainly helps the atmosphere. Hopefully you'll try something similar with other stories?


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Good job for only a few days

You did an excellent job for this short story. You presented the story in a fairly chronological way. The atmosphere was definitely fitting the piece. In my mind, you guys nailed the most important part of the story: the face of something that will scare someone to death. I also liked how I got to use the meat cleaver (yeah, I figured out what it was used for). If you guys were to make a sequel or another sort of this thing like this where you have more time, I would recommend the "Rats in the Walls." I hope you do well in the Game Jam!

bcdefg123 responds:

Believe it or not, Rats In The Walls was Aigis's first choice for Lovecraft after the Jam began! We read it, and decided that the only possible genre we could think of for it was an adventure game - like this one. We still decided to ax that story for The Outsider in the end. Looking back, I suppose Rats In The Walls would have been equally possible, but oh well. I think this one turned out better than a game based on Rats would have. - Brian


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Since you start the game you can really dig into the story, not really my style, but when I was almost done and about to rate with a 8, I hear Lilium, my favorite song of all time and F*CK I got to score this to 10, great job on the art work by the way.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Absolutely Loved It

I'm not a big fan of point and click games but a flash game based off a beautiful Lovecraft story was something I couldn't pass up and I am so glad I didn't definitely a fitting tribute to Lovecraft
Also I loved the Elfen Lied Remix

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