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.


<3 HP Lovecraft

Brilliant. And the Necronomicon is a long, fine read. ^ ^

A beautiful, haunting piece,

It speaks much of the loneliness of the human soul. It is a truly beautiful piece of art. Less challenging than I expected, but beautiful

They already made this...

It was called amnesia the dark decent :D but seriously this did not fallow the narrative of the story as justly as i wanted, also it was really short for me.

Well made

Sublime imagery and solid writing bring this piece of work, this piece of artwork, together and make it an enjoyable experience.

Personally I'm somewhat averse to the point-and-click gameplay style, but I acknowledge that its artistic potential is among the highest possible of gameplay styles. I believe this game does well to fufill that potential, as the comparably shorter flash game that it is.

But really, the reason why I'm writing a review is largely to mention that I recognized and enjoyed that one unmistakable tune from Elfen Lied.

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hmmmm yes

i always loved this writting, The Necronomicon is full of these wounderful stories, though this one is deffinatly my favorite ^^. im glad someone made a point and click game out of the story :3

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4.24 / 5.00

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