Nice idea (I think)
I like the feel of the levels. That's what at least 4 of the 5 stars I gave are for.
This has to be one of the most claustrophobic games I've played! The movement is delayed and awkward and the "flight" (slowed jumps) highly limited, all of it gives the feeling of crawling through mud. I'm sure this was aiming to be that dreamlike paralysis but I think a more dreamy atmosphere could have done that better than frustrating gameplay.
"I had never smelt anything in dreams before..."
I think I know the studies this was based on but I have to say I'm sceptical of said studies (I certainly do smell and taste things in my dreams, all sorts of things), and this aside I'm not sure most people NOTICE that they don't smell or taste anything during dreams.
Having your character having read that people didn't smell during dreams and applying that during this dream (quite lucid but it already was) would have worked better I think.
But it doesn't matter. I gave up on Level 3 after I again missed an awkward jump set and fell right to the bottom (I'd been trying to miss so that I reset to the high ledge; failed in that).
Your game is pretty good in pixel art,good story concept,and pretty simple controls,but it is kinda difficult,like in the university level.So,I give you a C+.7/10,twofoldsecret.
Touching, worldess to describe this game's wonders
Very touching game, this reminds me of that one game, oh, by 2darray, Company of Myself, that's it. With the sad story accompanying in a fairly simple game.
So touching, and some of the levels were a little complicated. I had to get to the end for the story.
The story was amazing, i found myself on the edge of my seat frantically looking for the next cloud to read the next part of the story. An explanation of the 3 items would have been nice, and i should have read the medals before i started playing, i beat the game and only got 10 points. At one point i got lost and searched everywhere for the door. I think a compass to point you to the next point would have been a nice touch. Decent game
Just an illusion
People who make these type's of games set out to tell a story. This only appeals to a certain number of people, because I personnaly don't play games to hear a compelling story, but instead to experience a new type of gameplay. That is where this game fails.
The reason that this is a game and not a film is because people like feeling that their progressing through the story. Through every challange and obstacle their becoming a part of this mans life. This sadly, is just an illusion. The gameplay is flat, has been done countless times, and feels repetetive and unenjoyable.
This is nothing but a simple game wrapped in fancy paper to make it look good.