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Skin : A Pixel Nightmare

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Oct 16, 2013 | 1:58 PM EDT
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Author Comments

Please note this IS NOT a game it's a animation

this is mine and zip zipper's submission for the newgrounds halloween spooktacular. It's very different to our normal styles but we wanted to try something different.

it's a story of a young womans turment which begins to completely unstabilize her game. think of it as a playthough of a creepypasta that she is playing herself and don't roll your eyes because i just said creepypasta IT'S NOT A CREEPYPASTA! that's just the best way I can discribe it.
it's told like an 8bit game with her collection items and her game glitching out.

WARNING THIS ANIMATION DOES HAVE FLASHING IMAGES! it's nothing to bad but thought I'd best warn you just in case.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

I almost never watch or play anything online with sound, so I watched this muted. Still beautifully horrific without audio, and the effects were perfect, right down to the little clock-like loading timer segment. Halfway through, I already decided to give it a 5, it is THAT good. The environment and timing made me feel like I was actually playing a game at times and not watching a movie. Absolutely lovely. :}

And why would I roll my eyes at the mention of "creepypasta"? Creepypasta is the best pasta.

Keep up the awesome work. \m/

Clockworkpixel responds:

there are some pretentious people who roll their eyes at most everything and can't enjoy things for what they are but i'm glad you're not one of them thanks for the review


Rated 5 / 5 stars

A very well made short horror story and I loved the plot! The only problem is that there was to much gore for my taste. But I loved every second of it. I loved the ending how it all peased together at the very end(Ecxuse my spelling). And I dont know if this is true or not but I liked how the ghost was to me a image of her dead child. I got this idea from the attack of the womb or something along those lines. But this is probly wrong because at the begining the ghost was a girl in her house commiting suicide. I dont know which is correct but it was amazing. Would also make a good game so keep that in mind

Clockworkpixel responds:

there isn't a 'correct' story piece it together as you will haha thanks for the review


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I actually liked this one. I was a little annoyed at all the body horror at the beginning-- it was so gratuitious that I started to suspect it wasn't going anywhere. I'm glad I stuck it out though, because it ended up actually having a story behind the gore, unlike 99% of the crap that passes for horror these days.

The video game metaphor worked for me, especially the glitchyness, which was occasionally used in a clever way to give us false starts. I didn't care for the overuse of flashing, and especially the pixel moire pattern, which wasn't really creepy, just painful on the eyes.

Overall, it may not have been subtle, but it had a nice slow buildup and a psychological narrative with an internally-consistent theme. Good horror starts with WTF and ends with you feeling like you understand now. Without that hook for the curious mind, there's no real reason to subject yourself to it. So many modern horror series forget or willfully ignore that principle. This pixelly Indie effort at least made the effort, and mostly delivered on it. I'll take that over another disappointing sequel that misses the point any day.

Clockworkpixel responds:

Thank you very much. Body horror i.e. boils, pus and all that really disgust me which is why I used it.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

It was a good flash, I liked it horror and wish it went on longer. My only gripe is that quick red flashes, be careful with that shit bro, might give someone a seizure. Over all good shit would watch again.

Clockworkpixel responds:

Did put a warning in the bit bellow, hopefully people see it. Cheers


Rated 3 / 5 stars

It's not too bad, but it's not great either. I think it's most likely all of the shitty screamers on Newgrounds were what had me on edge as I watched, but other than that it wasn't really scary or even interesting. The game-to-movie concept just didn't do it for me; perhaps allowing the viewer to see what was happening to the real-world player would have made it interesting. As it is, I would have rather played an actual game.

The graphics and sound are modest, and the Earthbound reference is lame. The stereotypical creepy things that tend to happen in creepypastas or dramatic RPG Maker games are all there, but fail to immerse the viewer.

Honestly I think the concept was just bad from the beginning.

Clockworkpixel responds:

To each their own. Thanks for the review