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Ode To Pixel Days

rated 3.94 / 5 stars
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Feb 15, 2013 | 8:38 PM EST

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"Ode To Pixel Days" is about a teenage boy, Hans, having a crush on a cheerleader. Hans gets rejected by the cheerleader, because he is ugly, and not charismatic. Hans tries to change this by building a machine that will make everyone look the same. When everyone looks the same, he can have the girl of his dreams! But of course, in reality, things don't work that way; and Hans is about to get into some bitter experiences.

The game is played in a castle, that represents the world created by Hans' mind. The game's artistic goal is to put the players in Hans' mind, to make them play through his emotional experiences, hopes and dreams. The core experience of the game is the feelings a boy goes through when he gets into puberty; loneliness, sadness, low self-esteem, the desire to change things about you and everything around you.

This game is made completely by one person, and that is me.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

This was great. I just came back from a shitty night out, where all the time I thought "I'd like to be someone else", then I come home, play this game, and... I don't know, it made me feel good :)
Well done! Sometimes, these kind of games are boring and too much trying to "be deep", but yours was not only fun to play, but also spot-on and meaningful
So, thank you :)

Good job on the art and music too!

talhakaya responds:

thanks! very glad that it made you feel good, that's wonderful! thanks for playing and your very nice comment.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Da sag nochmal einer Spiele könnten keine Emotionen transportieren. Wo war das Spiel als ich 14 war? ^^ Luv it


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Truly amazing. This is much more than a game. Its not only about Hans begging for recognition, but there is a greater experience when you play this. You get a sliver of what Hans' life is about, feel sorry for him, and realize this is everyone's life. Though life may be confusing, busying, and conflicting, this game is a reminder to sit down and think. Then using this knowledge, go through life. This is one of the best games I have ever played. Please, continue making games like these. Don't stop!

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talhakaya responds:

Wow, thank you very very much. Your words mean a lot, thanks a lot!

You can be sure I'll do my best not to get hit by a truck, and make games all the other times. If you would DM me your mail address (or mailing a "hi" to ) I would like to save your mail as people I'll give my purchasable game for free when it comes out. Thanks!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Absolutely lovely. A tear-jerking tale about a boy in the throes of puberty, trying to learn that regardless of your journey in the world, you must first be yourself; don't change for those around you.

Beautifully executed, with fluid, fun controls. Excellent job!

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talhakaya responds:

Thanks! You got the message perfectly! Glad you enjoyed it :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I... I'm gonna cry. C':

talhakaya responds:

glad you liked it :)