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Universe 25

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*Plays best on desktop browsers

Design, Art, and Audio: houzatosis. Made for for EPX Jam 2017

How To Play-----------

Interact/Action: SPACE or ENTER
Status screen: ESC

GOAL: Reach the center of the main plaza to retrieve your food. Interact with your fellow mice along the way.


"Universe 25" takes on a surrealist approach to the 1972 mice experiments conducted at NIMH under John Calhoun. These experiments were created to study the behaviors of mice when set in an environment in which all necessities are provided and no predators or disease could cause ill to the rodents. Four notable stages, referred to as the strive, exploit, equilibrium, and die periods respectively, demonstrated the changing social behaviors from different groups of mice at each stage.

The player takes on the role of a mouse recently selected for research. As they traverse from each stage, they will experience some of these changes among their peers across generations, ultimately coming across their own fate.

Made with RPG Maker
(MV version converted from original 2k3)

Scripts used:
CoreEngine by Yanfly Engine Plugins
Region Restrictions by Yanfly Engine Plugins

v1.13 (11/15/17) 5:31pm
-edits to prevent freeze when talking to cyan mouse in period 2

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Cool rpg.
But it becomes repetitive after some time.
The pixel art was pretty nice.
But when you walk around talking with other mice it felt like I was inside a Hospital for the mentally ill.
Just saying.
And the music, Wow the type of suspense it held.
You chose well my friend.
It almost felt like the tunes from the Netflix series Stranger Things :D

Remember 'A' for effort.

Well done and Good Luck Further !

It's a shame that I'm too stupid to understand the concept of this type of games. Yes, I read the description and still did not fully understand the story of the game... Like I said, I'm an idiot.

Although, in fact it caused me a bit of depression and pity for the poor mice. Locked in a monotonous and boring life, slowly falling into madness reaching the point of attacking each other... Or at least that's what I undestood.

I found the graphics very psychedelic and the music is quite melancholic. For a moment I thought there would be a screamer or something else.

Good game, an experience to make you think for a while.
Sorry for my bad English.

Clearly you spent a great deal of time on this, I hope this game gets a lot of views :D

Kind of boring, got stuck while talking to a cyan mouse.

Credits & Info

2.91 / 5.00

Nov 15, 2017
5:08 PM EST