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The Outsider

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Adventure - Point 'n Click

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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


that whas a great game good story and nice fitting music(for those who dont know its from elfenlied a japanese anime)

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


I love these Adventure games and the music and art used go REALLY good together ^^ The story was quite sad... but I could totally see something like this adapted into a larger kind of game. The books having the excerpts from the story are a nice touch too =3 This game is short, but really good!

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


This is a very wonderful game! Though the mouse doesn't tell you what you can interact with so sometimes it's just clicking in random places, but eventually I figured it out. This is a game I would love to see more of. I love playing point and click games, and one of this quality, though short, is absolutely wonderful. The drawings of everything did make it seem rather haunted, and a sort of spooky-type game, but in the end, it wasn't very scary at all. I was honestly half expecting a jump-scare.

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Rated 4 / 5 stars


However, too easy and I think should have been longer. I've never read the book though so maybe I can't criticize

bcdefg123 responds:

It's a four page short story. Plus we did this in three days. When you take those two facts together, we really couldn't have made it any longer. - Brian


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Good game

Well, overall - the game is great. Atmosphere is outstanding, and soundtrack matches it. Only one "but": this game is way too easy :/