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Man Who Sold The World

rated 3.64 / 5 stars
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Jun 27, 2012 | 11:43 AM EDT

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Love of Another 5 Points Find Love in Metropolis City
Spirit, Virtue 5 Points Prove Your Spirit in Kenican Jungle
Ultimate Daring 5 Points Explore The Unexplored in Campbell Caves
Humanity 10 Points THE journey ends. YOUR journey begins.
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Author Comments

Humanity has had its time, and that time has drawn to a close. It is now time for humanity to be catalogued.

[UPDATE] A number of people have commented on a bug when locating the last Piece of Eternity. I've looked into this, and on top of fixing the bug, have moved the piece altogether. You should now be able to discover all of them.
I've also modified vine-climbing a bit, to make it slightly more accommodating.

This is an interactive story. It's gameplay-light, and is meant to give you a bit of mental fodder. Inspired by David Bowie's conceptual album and song, "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars".

Soundtrack is available in the Audio Portal, links on the sidebar.

Enjoy <3

krangGAMES, 2011-2012



Rated 4 / 5 stars

wow. i think its a really nice game. beautiful and (very!) sad at the same time. i like games like this.
only thing that wasn't good was, that i found all of the orbs and i was hoping to get some kind of extra-special-ending, where i finally defeat those guys, or, even better, try to fight them and get killed. however it just did nothing.

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

its ok


Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

I am a fan of art games but this isn't one pure and simple. A good art game should have something to say or an emotion to communicate. There is nothing "deep" or "enlightening" in regards to the message or purpose of the game and as far as emotion is concerned all that helps this game is a decent soundtrack. The gameplay is sloppy, unchallenging yet tiring to finish. You can only get away with doing a minimalist approach if its relevant and adds to the story and in this scenario it isn't relevant and more shows limitations in your programming as opposed to a creative mind having a vision. I don't hate this game but I do hate that you think you can pass it off as an art game.

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Overall I loved the idea, but I still can't get all 9 eternities.
I guess the one missing is in Kenya in a cave just opposite (left to the) flower. I tried to get into that cave before the updated version and I tried it luck...


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Honestly, this game disappointed me immensely. I went into it expecting a minimalist style game with a couple puzzle pieces added to it and a great meaning to interpret in my own life. You got the first one down, the second one, not so much, and you completely bombed on the third aspect.

First off, the controls were fine, i don't know what has everybody upset about. An exception being that the jump function wouldn't even register a couple of times. However simple controls do not mean you can't outline them in the description. I must have spent half an hour trying to figure out the vine sections and how to get through them.

Second, the music was only good in the ascension part of the game. The reason for that was that it was SHORT. The rest of the music was incredibly repetitive and unintuitive (The jungle music was pretty good though) for an art game.

Last but not least, the most disappointing part, the meaning. a.k.a there was none! I pondered about the supposed meaning and found that I could not find it. You just left too much open space at the very end for "interpretation" in my opinion. And if you're going to create multiple endings for a game, have some common courtesy to do something different for all of them instead of having a different character skin. Also the pieces of eternity seem like an incredibly slap-dashed approach to lengthening gameplay. If your going to put collectables in a game, make up a reason for doing it.

Retrospectively speaking, a good platforming game that was let down by bad music design, shoddy controls at times, and lack of an ending. Please do not take this review in the sense of another internet dweller spewing the unkind words of a complete idiot, (like we haven't seen enough of that) all that I have said is for the improvement of your future projects. Hope you will learn from your mistakes and I look forward to seeing what you come up with next.

P.S. I've already collected all nine pieces of eternity and still no medal. I don't know if this is a glitch or if you've just hidden the medal a bit too well. Some feedback helping me would be greatly appreciated.

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