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Waiting System

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Playing with headphones and in full screen is recommended.
Tip:​ You'll be using the mouse a lot of times, sometimes the keyboard and the rest are in your imagination.

A short game that resembles an abstract film. Enter a surreal update system that would make you wait with satirical elements. Featuring music from Albert Paixão.

Originally made for Meta Game Jam... Regardless of the duration (which was started at March 17), the project was initiated from 3:00 PM of March 30, and finished before the deadline from 5:00 PM of March 31.

Walkthrough (not recommended but only when you get stuck):
https://toadietechnika.neocities.org/walkthrough/waitingsystem.html

If you have an account at itch.io, you can vote this game at the #metagamejam (while it's in the middle of the voting process, do play the other games there as well):
https://itch.io/jam/metagamejam/rate/240476

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I really enjoied the game! In the "don't move" section, I initially tried doing the opposite (hence I started shaking the mouse) but nothing happened. Then I got an idea: I left the mouse and picked up my laptop, swinging it gently in front on me. It blew my mind when I saw that the numer was growing. "It's working!" I thought.
After about 5 seconds of this, I realized that my laptop can't detect movement. "It must be the webcam!" I thought then. I was sure that my cam could see something moving and hence I started waving my hand in front of the camera. That was it, I thought since the number kept growing.
At that point I felt scared because I never gave permission to this game to use my webcam. I instinctively coverd the eye of the cam with my left hand.
But the number was still growing.
At that point I casually put my free hand on the mouse.
I was still trying to figure out the situation, when I slightly moved the mouse without realizing it. The number dropped to zero.
"Oh no! I have to keep waving my hand in front of the camera until it reaches 100..." was my first thought. So I tried that again. And it was working. I was using my left hand, while the right one was still on the mouse.
That went on for some seconds, when abruptly the number went back to zero. I was confused for a moment, then I noticed that I had just moved the mouse for no other reason that I was bored with waiting for the loading to finish. And I finally understood what I was supposed to do.
Oh silly me


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THE DO NOT LOSE YOUR FOCUS PART! wow.



Short but fun keep it up!



AWESOME GAME hard but not too hard i find it the perfect game for me



made me wait indeed, stuck at the loading screen.


toadfrogs responds:

Try interact with something at that loading screen :D or read the walkthrough...

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Uploaded
Mar 31, 2018
4:36 AM EDT
Genre
Simulation - Other
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