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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 4 / 5 stars

Why a Cthulhu on the door?

Presumably, same reason why there's what appears to be a H.P. Lovecraft bust on the bookshelves.

Anyway, fantastic adaptation, only wish you'd used better music! Unfortunately the track suffers from slight overuse. Not entirely sure that the long text is a big concern as usually the larger blocks are in areas that can be clicked again to show it.

Enjoyed it quite a bit, very simple but evocative, and (for reasons I won't go into for spoilers) great choice on making it a point and click game. Puzzles were mostly relevant too, besides the strange number lock. Shame about the music though!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


Why a cthulhu on the door?
It was too easy for me. Next time, try to make something challenging.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

very good

I was delighted to find a game based on one of Lovecraft's stories. Like others have said there really isnt enough time to read the text... I found myself scrambling to read everything at the ending. Other than that, it was short and sweet and the music set a good mood for the story.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Nicely done

You adapted the story well and it was beautifully done, if I may add.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Well for me its to short and i really liked it :D but needid more story but hey its still good 5/5 10/10