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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 3 / 5 stars

nice music and graphics

but right from the start the game got on my nerves, its hardly a game, it just seemed like tedious pictures and quotes, perhaps im just not getting it.

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Rated 3 / 5 stars

Barely a game.

The puzzles were too easy and just seemed to barely justify calling this work of art a game rather than a movie. The text took forever to move from the screen upon being read and offered no option to move forward from them. I like the idea of making a game from a short story, but I think working much longer on it and making it more of a long, challenging game that abides by certain protocols of Point n' Click games (like having a skip text or finished reading button) would have been better. I appreciate the effort and view this as practice toward something much, much bigger.


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

I have a problem...

After the first door, I can get the string and the cleaver, but not the (what I assume are) matches. I click on them and the game thinks I'm trying to get through the door next to it. I've clicked as far over as I can, until I'm clicking nothing... HELP!


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

so ...

ugh.. i don't get how to play this....

where's the key after the plank??


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

too bad for me :(

well it looks too depressing and im from denmark and have NO idea what a digit is :D

bcdefg123 responds:

A digit is a number. The code is made up three digits, so it is made up of three numbers, like 000, or 123. - Brian