The game is a good idea, but there are a lot of problems I have with this. I understand it is a demo, but it should play a tiny bit more like the real game. I can't get the boy to fall into the well at all, no matter what I do. I looked up someone else playing the actual game and watched, and they talk to him and then he falls in but over half of the things you can talk to him with in the game are cut out here, so he doesn't move and then you can't do anything else.
I don't know if anyone else managed to progress their game, but I got stuck after getting everything I could and then being unable to get anything else to react. There are also still bugs and the intro is much too long for a simple (and very short) demo. It would be a bit better if the game were a tiny bit more like the real game in terms of the speaking choices and actions until the demo ended.
2.5 because it has good art and looks like a good game... but there's not much to it, even for a demo.
Could you make the opening credits any longer? I actually got bored of looking at yarn and looked down to find this was a demo in disguise, and immediately abandoned it. I submit it's a bad idea to put me through a sequence that long for a game that short.
In film school they taught us right away: "spend as little time on opening credits as possible. I promise you no one knows or cares who you are. Get to the content. Now."
You gave us the option to skip, yes, but we can't do that in a story-based game, can we? We need the info. Getting it shouldn't hurt.
I skipped it anyway and got, instead, a voice over going on and on and on and on without telling me anything important. I can see she's raking leaves. Why can't I skip THIS part? The story is supposed to unfold DURING the game, that's why it's a game and not a cartoon.
And then after pushing a pile of leaves back and forth, I'd seen everything. I'd bet the Harvey cartoon (which you keep indicating) is the real art, and I suppose I should go see it, but if you're going to make games and not movies, make sure they're...well...games...and not movies.
First of all:
This game is really charming. It's full of wonderful made gameplay and graphics. You got this little girl Lilli, which always does what superior mother says. You got her best friend Edna, who is leaving after getting afraid of a psychological test. Amazing. And you got this guy at the well, who is afraid of termites and gets lost for the rest of the demo. Demo? Yes, this game is a demo. Just a flashlight for the full game. And that's why this submission gets no stars.
Yes, it is allowed to submit demos, but in my opinion they have to be declared as such. I wouldn't have wasted my time for this submission, if I'd have known that this is just a short demo.
This submission leads finally to exorbitant disappointment.
I am disappointed. No stars.
=( i have a white screen but i guess its good since thats what everyone has been saying