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A lyrical experiment;

In this narrative game the player faces a dire situation: A pandemic haunts the world so you're stuck home in quarantine, but internet is not working! Without it's endless distractions, what can you do against boredom? Not only that, but can you stay sane though these days when the future is so uncertain and fear is constantly knocking on your door?

" " " It's important to note that the mini-game cannot be completed. Instead, it'll soon be released as a full game here on Newgrounds " " "

Press Z or SPACE to advance the text. Click the choice you want or use the arrow keys and then press Z or Space to chose.

Mini-game controls:

Z - for sword attack and interaction

X - for bow attack

ARROW KEYS/WASD/IJKL - movement and navigating menus

F - fullscreen the minigame

ESC - quit game

Written by GabeMalk

Scene Art by @_zocoloart

Pixel art by ZeroStas

Coding by MSGHero

Songs used:

Memories of Better Times by gurdonark

Winter Night, Summer Day by Beluga Ten

Child's Nightmare by Patrick de Arteaga

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I played this game already quite a while ago (when it was first released), but I still love this game (playing again on the day I am posting this review). Though I haven't really been in quarantine yet, I do not have much social interaction with others even before. Your game has both let me understand the circumstances better as well as helped me dig deeper into my Sociology course, so it might be benefitting me more than you think!

GabeMalk responds:

Hey, I'm so glad to read that! Happy we could connect and discuss a bit about life through the game, cheers!

This game is all about trying to deal with the pain of quarantine. The main character seems very tired after only playing video games for a while. I would have enjoyed seeing more choices of video games.

MSGhero responds:

Definitely not within a game jam, but that's a good idea in general.

This is an interesting take on the joker's backstory

Good game, related to it a lot. I also loved the art style and lighting, really enhanced the mood :D

GabeMalk responds:


Credits & Info

3.87 / 5.00

Apr 28, 2020
12:58 AM EDT
Visual Novel