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Journey Is Destination

rated 2.98 / 5 stars
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Sep 19, 2011 | 7:47 PM EDT

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Author Comments

Hey, i made this platformer. Its meant to convey the idea that often the actions required to achieve a given goal are more rewarding than the goal itself. For example, in the case of a computer game the playing and improving can be more fun than the satisfaction of having finished the game. Hence 'the journey is the destination'. I think its an interesting take on the heros journey, in a classic, retro styled platformer. I hope you enjoy it!



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Too many things to actually summarize

I don't think this is really retro. But then again, I'm too young to be nostalgic so I don't specially like retro.

This was actually made with Flixel, default images and already recorded music, so I can only guess neither controls nor graphics nor sounds were that hard to take and put together. On the other hand, the (presumably) little effort put in a work shouldn't matter if the work is actually good.

I like, however, the idea it presents. I'm not crazy about the fact that the idea appears in the description below and not in the actual game (which without the title and description would be somewhat regular). But the description certainly makes me play the game with another mood, watching it in a new angle.

The difficulty of it makes you impatient. I myself couldn't leave it alone until I finished it, felt I was somehow incomplete if I didn't get to see the end, which goes against the notion that the journey is the destination. But, for little moments, I think I felt it. I think I actually thought it wasn't that important to win, when I was enjoying the playing.

So there goes my positive review, because I don't know if you accomplished it, but you sure tried to question the oh so established rule that all games without exception are defined by having an ultimate goal the player has to reach.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars




Rated 5 / 5 stars


nice game. the music makes it mad peaceful lmao

This review is insanely well received!


Rated 5 / 5 stars


reminds me like the first adventure game of nes


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Dont listen to the haters

This game is a flawless example of what someone could accomplish when they take the time. Sure its a bit lackluster, but so is about 99% of all games on Newgrounds. So to all you haters out there: nut up or shut up.