The Outsider

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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.


great game, at some parts it is tricky, but in general a game which is a must play. Touched me deeply and I would say that there should be more games like these on Newgrounds and in general.

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The moment "Lilium" began to play, I knew something was going to take a turn for the worst.

Some times I cry at the end you know with him being a monster.You sure know how to make a sad game.

Hahaha, ok, now I feel stupid... I believe I finished that without having used the cleaver... But I could be wrong!

Poor memory aside, The Outsider is one of my favourite short stories (Cool Air and the Randolph Carter exploits just pipping it) and this was a very nice nod to a Lovecraftian classic . The only 'faults' I managed to find were the length and the lack of vivid colour I was expecting in the final scenes.

Other than that, good show!

Short and to the Point. This Game was good and Truly gave me a feel of H.P. Lovecraft's classic. In the long run This games Story is sad and leaves you thinking.

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4.24 / 5.00

Jun 20, 2011
12:59 AM EDT
Adventure - Point 'n Click