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Comprehension 5 Points

The antonym for incomprehension.

Math 10 Points

Everyone's favorite school subject.

Aibohphobia 25 Points

"I" can't tell you the answer.

Name Calling 25 Points

Evil lives on.

Nag a Ram 50 Points

No clues here.

Riddle 50 Points

Me this.

Locations Revealed 100 Points

For a small price.

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SUPER EDIT: The long awaited sequel is now released! If you enjoyed this game, make sure to check it out:

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/680599

EDIT: Thanks for the frontpage, Tom!

A game about playing with letters, as the title gives away.
The game is as much about the story as it is of the gameplay.

Intructions:

Press

- Enter to fast forward to the next line or to test an answer

- Backspace to skip to the end of a letter, or to delete written text

- Z to proceed

Some of the levels might be a bit difficult, especially the first real one. In most cases, there will be an important hint in the title of each letter.
Remember, some of the words and sentences have underlying meanings.

I would appreciate it if no walkthroughs were written in the reviews.

For more info, click this link:

http://lucidshadowdreamer.newgrounds.com/news/post/933362

EDIT: Whoo! Daily 4th place :3

Okay. A ton of people have wanted to know about the secret ending. I have thus far messaged all those people and told them how to find it. However, I figured out an alternate way.
All the people that have beaten the game normally can find an explanation for the secret ending here, as a little extra treat:

The password is the same as the password to beat the game. Only lower case letters, space included (you have to download the document from the link, as it's no longer viewable online).

http://docdro.id/135ud

Thank you for playing, and please enjoy the ride!

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wow.

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

w♥️w

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!

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

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.

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

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!

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Beware the red herrings ;)
It's nice that you enjoyed the game!
It seems you found the sequel as well :D

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!

LucidShadowDreamer responds:

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!

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