It takes a while to find games like this on newgrounds. I'm talking about jewels. This game was just amazing. All the tricks you used to answer the riddles and the endings themselves are just amazing. I just wish I didn't have to look up the secret ending because I didn't have the smarts to get it. You must make more. I think I have gotten one of the biggest scared from an online text game at both the ends. You must continue and make longer games.
I can't suggest people play this enough as It is just so good. I played this game for half an hour straight just to get both endings. I love the subtle hints you dropped and how it all tied up. It takes a long time to come up with an idea like this I suppose. Please continue to produce more amazing games in the future!
Don't worry about the secret ending; it's not about smarts, just about random curiosity :)
It's great that you enjoyed the game! Seems you found the sequel too. It's similar, yet different, I dare say. I've still got some plans for the third game, but I won't have time to make it in the near future. But I do have some ideas, so whenever inspiration really strikes, and I have enough time, I'll start the production.
The idea itself originated while I was lying in bed, out of nowhere. But I did spend a fair amount of time developing the rest of the puzzles, while maintaining the story and the atmosphere. Thank you for playing, and for leaving such a motivating review!
Holy shit, this was amazing.
The secret ending is way more frightening than the original, I'm still surprised I actually got it.
This game is a masterpiece!
One of the best games I've ever played on this sight.
I'm very glad you liked the game. The secret ending is there as a bonus for people who got really into the game, kind of hinting at the sequel :)
So I'm glad you played that one as well!
Thank you for your thoughts ^____^
Oh the first four red letters had me thinking in a different direction, and the next 3 only furthered the misunderstanding. Did you do that on purpose? Great game!
What a ride! I wish there were more games like this out there. This game was both mentally stimulating and psychologically thrilling. The story was engaging, and the puzzles were clever and well-constructed, and some were pretty difficult. I felt a bit like Sherlock Holmes solving them, which was a very enjoyable feeling. :) The music was powerful too, and aided a lot in the psychological effect. And that ending though...I actually got a chill when I pieced it together.
Pretty amazing what you can achieve with just text and audio. Well done!
Hey, it's great that you enjoyed the game :)
I suppose that I too wished there would be more games like this out there, which is why I created a couple of them! If you felt like Sherlock Holmes, and it gave you a gratifying feeling, I suppose my work here is done, hehe :p
I'm also happy to hear you enjoyed the music, since I made that myself, as well! In fact, I made the music before actually making the game, though I already had thought out the idea and concept for it.
Thanks a lot for the review, dreadpiratekat!