I recorded and uploaded a playthrough of this game, and I have to say: I did not expect to become so enthralled! I found myself questioning everything, and it paid off in the end! I can't wait to record another one and see what new ending I get. Thank you for making this game! And I hope we see more from you! :)
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Thank you for your gameplay...you Rock! Quite literally ;D (ok, bad pun)
For real, though: I enjoyed watching you play my game and seeing you having fun with it :) I think you have a great narrating voice and your inquisitive approach made the viewing experience really entertaining and engaging...I can only say keep up the great work!
That unpronounceable name probably already gave it away (read "skiva frecce" with the "cc" read like the "ch" in "church"=arrow dodger) but I'm no native. So, if at the end you were serious about it, I think I'll really take you up on your offer: I'm DEFINITELY in need of a shiny spell checker in armor. Plus, I'd be forever in your debt AND grateful for the assistance.
So let me know if I can contact you for it, and maybe for future games, too (but ONLY if you want to and if/when you have time)
Woah. This game was awesome!
To be honest I wasn't expecting much from it but I downloaded anyway. So moving on, two days later I play it and wow.
The graphics were really darn good, the occasional sound effects too! And, of course, the story itself was really great. It did make me question a bit of why did we get amnesia, why did we go on a ship, were there any 'remains' of the others? I was really satisfied with the amount of endings and pictures it had and I thought the 'Come closer' was really clever. The atmosphere seemed perfect for what it was. I was disappointed at how short the game was, I wish it was longer.
On another note, the true ending was soooo cute!! When I went to get the other endings it was really sad to act mean to him
and then eventually kill him D: After all he is just a kid that is scared in such a dark place. It really makes you feel sad for him, especially is you kill him first and then discover the true ending, which thankfully didn't happen to me!
I expect many more great games from you! This was really enjoyable so thank you for making such a great game! =)
Thank you so much for leaving your impressions on the game! It's great to know you enjoyed it :)
And you're right, it's a short game - mainly because I had a time limit to complete it and I had to rush through it (it was originally made for the Nanoreno17 game jam, I entered late so I had only two weeks left to complete it) and also because I wanted the players to "fill in the blanks", so I feared expanding more on the story would ruin the feel of it all. But if I change my mind and come up with an interesting story I think I could make a sequel, in the future...who knows
I also wanted to thank you for the follow ;)
Thank you for replying to me! Also that is really impressive since you had a time limit for it and you entered late but you ended up with something very good. And woah, a sequel would be awesome!
No problem! You really do deserve more recognition and follows :)
I absolutely loved this! Definitely will have to play this again to get the other endings. The first ending I got was the true one, so I was pretty happy with that. [=
Hey there, leaving a comment to let you know your game was awesome :) I really love it when people do something more unique than the usual visual novel formula and you certainly delivered. Loved the black and white sketch-style art, and the unique story. Kudos!
Oh gosh... I'm not sure how to start--? I loved this game. Actually, made this account just to gush over how good it was. I mean, I barely go looking for VNs in Lemma or itch, and just downloaded this because, why not? And boy, I do not regretti. This was so fresh and so enjoyable that I wish there were more stories like this.
Ending #5's black-changes-to-white moment and the characters almost made me tear up. And all the details that eventually let you figure out - or get the gist of it all - was really nice. There should be more parent-child bonds like this, too. There Should Be.
**END OF SPOILERS**
Also the way you handled composition and contrast and effects was p cool. The art fit the atmosphere and enchanced it. Aaah I really wish I could play more of your content.
Do you have other pages, websites..? I'd love to read more of your stuff. Your stuff is gold. I'm glad itch has a 'follow' option because I'll be looking forwards to whatever you upload. If I have one regret it's that I'm dirt poor and can't support my fave artists.
Anyway, you're awesome and inspiring and holy-damn this was good. So GOOD.
I'd like to thank you for taking the time to leave a feedback, because it helps me greatly and normally even the smallest one brightens my day...but I don't think my heart was prepared for your comment...I'm afraid you made it melt!! Seriously! You have no idea how happy it made me, you are extremely kind and supportive and I really don't know what to say except that I'm flattered and grateful: your words really motivate me into creating more and more games incredible people like you might enjoy.
As for other websites, for now I don't have any, but I'm planning on creating a tumblr or twitter to post updates/sketches of my future projects - I already have some decent concepts, but sadly right now my life got really busy so I don't have time to work on them **sigh** BUT! When I get back on track, I'll make sure to let you know ;)
No problem about the "Dirt poor" thing, by the way - I can relate :) **jumps on the broke train**
I loved the graphics and the story was intersting..would you make a part 2 of the game? tnx
Hi! Thanks for your feedback and gameplay!
This project was originally conceived as a stand-alone story, with an open ending that gave players freedom to imagine the aftermath they liked best, so right now I'm not sure about a sequel: if it's not done right I could spoil the original feel of the game. BUT if in the future I get inspired with an interesting concept/follow up story and people would like to play it...why not ;)
This is beautiful. I left a rating but also wanted to comment so that I could leave my appreciation. I got the 'true ending' on the first playthrough and I love it so much that I can't stand the thought of changing my choices to get other endings. :D There's something very wistful and melancholy about the story that I very much appreciate. Awesome job! ^_^
Thank you for your kind words and also for rating the game, I'm really glad you liked it :)
i made an account just to comment on this game because it is absolutely SPECTACULAR!
what with the warnings in the beginning, i expected a game that would try to gross me out like porpentine's cyberqueen--but there was so much more to it.
i was on the edge of my seat with the sounds and art style, but after my first run my fear quickly turned into determination to see all of the endings. boy, i do not regret it taking that extra time one bit. (this is probably the first game that i've gotten all of the endings on without a walkthrough, which is what makes it so special to me)
very excellent game, very spooky but has a lot of heart.
Thank you so much for leaving such a nice feedback :) creating an account just to comment on my game...for others it may seem trivial, but for me it's an honor. You're the best!
I'm happy you had such a great experience with it and, since you got all the endings, I really hope the story as a whole answered all questions and hopefully felt satisfying (just curious, did you survive or die on your first run?)
Oh, and by the way **SPOILERS??**
...I guess the warning is a bit of a troll - in hindsight maybe it was too much, but in a way it helps to set the mood right from the start, I guess...ah ah ^^
Hey man played your game and loved it
really original and the story is very good, also i really loved the art style
My gameplay :
Thank you! Nice gameplay ;)
I've discovered this game by chance as itch.io recommended it to me, and I've downloaded on a whim, and I must say I don't regret anything! I've played a couple of times and did endings ??, 7 and 5 so far (in that order). And oh my, that Ending 5! It made me sooo happy! I love that kind of happy endings, and I'm glad it's considered the "true ending"! I may try other endings later, but for now I'm happy wth this one.
I really like how the game manages to be unsettling with only a few art assets and sound effects, and have a very unique style. I really love the overall artistic direction, and I like the fact you can get so many different endings - it's really nice for such a short little game.
Thank you very much for the great experience!
Thank YOU for your feedback and your nice words! I'm really happy that you liked and enjoyed my game, story and all :) and this is totally optional so you don't have to answer, but can I ask you if the writing was ok or if some sentences seemed off or strange, maybe? Since I'm not a native english speaker and nobody else wrote me about it, I was just wondering...thanks ;)
I'm not a native english speaker either, and I know I'm not perfect grammar-wise haha. So while I didn't notice anything weird, I make a lot of mistakes myself and I don't always notice mistakes other made.
No problem, thank you for answering :)
Oh, and your english is very good, by the way.
I've replayed a bit more to do more endings, and I think I've spotted two mistakes in wording/spelling (though you may want to check it with a native english speaker). First one is when the main character tells the kid they don't have to be ennemies and all that stuff. It says "we can help each others", but I'm pretty sure it should be "each other". The other one is in the Ending 5, when the MC says the kid found them. It says "And now I know that I was lucky that he did" - I don't think it's a mistake per se, but the first "them" isn't necessary - "And now I know I was lucky that he did" seems more natural.
Other than than that, I actually have a question so...
SPOILERS (I guess?)
I did some more endings, and I got a variation to the true ending where the MC isn't human or human-like. After that, I've checked the walkthrough out of curiosity about that, and it says "Most of the pictures are variation of the same ones, based on who(or what) you are and what the creature is" - I get it that the MC can be man or woman and human(-like) or not, but can the kid's appearance vary depending on your choices? It looks like it from what it says in the walkthrough, but I didn't get to see it in the game and I'm curious.
Thank you for your help, I'll fix those errors in the next update (eh, I'm always overusing "that" 😅)
Exactly. The kid's nature also varies depending on your choices, specifically based on the way you treat him (if you are mean to him, he is a human "disguised" as a monster; otherwise, he is a real monster)
The Mc on the other hand is human if you choose to cook the meat and pick the less "bold" choices, or an alien monster if you eat the meat raw and act as if you're not afraid.
So, if you play as a monster, in ending 5 your hand is definitely less human and in ending 1 (or 2) you get a glimpse of your monstrous body :)
Oh okay, I see! Since I got the Ending 5 as an alien after a few tries, I understood how to get an alien MC (though I like to think they are not human anyway, only human-like, because aliens yay!) - but I didn't try to be mean to the kid, so I didn't get to see him as a human. It may seem funny, but I can force myself to make the MC kill him for the sake of getting endings or CGs, as it's awful but quick, yet being mean all along is too much for me haha! I like him being an actual monster anyway, so I won't force myself to go down a path I really don't like.
Though I must say it again, I really enjoy the artistic direction. As you can't exactly see how does the MC look, you can easily imagine them as any kind of alien, even if their silhouette looks human, as you don't see any details. For example, I like to do things like eat the meat raw, but still getting the "human" ending. Since they eat the meat without even flinching, you can really think they look like a human but actually aren't one.
Yeah yeah, I'm replaying his waaay too much I think, but I enjoy it a lot
it's amazing to see my game was so appreciated, you're really making my day :) one of my goals was to give freedom to the players and let them create/imagine the story they wanted, so I'm really glad to read you're doing it and you are enjoying yourself 😊
First of all, the sounds are absolutely troubling, but it sets the mood up really well. So far I've gotten every ending but 2 and 9 (I've been playing for about an hour trying to get those two). The 5th ending is very heart-warming and is my favorite ending along with the ?? ending. Please continue the hard work!
Oh, yea, I didn't see any errors along the way :)
Thank you so much for your feedback! I'm really grateful you took the time for it...what you wrote really helps :)
Ending 9 is actually ending ?? - I know, I should've probably clarified it better...
As for ending 2, if you're still stuck, I made a walkthrough (you'll find it here in the download section) and if what I wrote there is too vague, please let me know and I'll gladly help you.
(just curious: did you also unlock all the images in the gallery? And thanks again: I'll try my best ;) )
Who are you...?
This game took me by surprise! A lot of choices, and lovely dialog!
Thank you, and thank you for your gameplay! I nearly died every time the "Pecan the great etc." popped out, escpecially during the ending X°°°°D
I'm sorry for the easily skippable text...if it happens again, just use the scroll wheel of your mouse or the "Rollback" button (on the bottom of the screen) to go back.
Anyway, I'm really happy you liked my game: if you're interested in playing more endings, story-wise I'd recommend ending 1 and 3 to complete your "journey" - there's a walkthrough in the download section, just in case you might need it.
Oh, and one more, totally optional thing: I noticed that almost anyone here got only one..."version" of the story. Sure, the paths to reach the endings are always the same, but if you want to have fun and try a different "twist" (maybe for ending 1 or ending 9 since you already got ending 5), try picking these choices: "...Hi" - "No one" - "Where am I" - "Go with him" - "Eat the meat raw - "Thanks, I guess" - "Enter the cave"
I got the chance to play this game and it was great! Although I didnt have much luck with the endings (which was my fault definitely) XD But I really did appreciate how different everyones gameplay can be.
If you wanna check out my video its down below.
Hi, thank you so much for your gameplay! I watched it, and I'm really glad you enjoyed my game :D
If you want to get a better/more satisfying ending, or you're just curious about those "creatures", ending 5 explains things a bit more (the walkthrough in the download section might help) ^_^
THAT ENDING :') thanks for the game ^_^ hope you like my video :)
who are you?
Thank you for playing my game! :) (ps: ending 3 and 5 were a bit more "unexpected", if you want to check them out)
Are there any jumpscares in this? I'm playing this in the same room that my mom is in, so I don't want to suddenly start screaming.
Thanks for playing my game :) I know it's late for a reply but **SPOILERS** no real jumpscares, unless who plays is someone very, very easily scared.
Gave it a go...
Hello! I wonder - how to contact you by email? :)
hi and big thx for this really great adventure. great artwork and this creepy story...ilove it. i played 2 of the nine endings and it is so scary. greetings from germany
Danke schön to YOU for playing my game (and also for following me)! I'm really, really happy you liked it :) (the fact that I don't know any German won't stop me from watching your gameplay ;) )
Watch the gameplay here!!
This is an awesome new indie horror game with an oh so gripping story.
Thank you for making a gameplay! :) Also, I'm sorry the game crashed. I guess it's due to the high resolution (1920x1080) that can be though for certain computers; If not, let me know and I'll look into the problem.
For people who would rather watch gameplay:
This game is very interesting so far. I have only unlocked 4 out of the 9 endings so far, and I can say it's well worth the time if you are into story-driven games. This game's likability lies in its simplicity. Also, I commend you for giving literally everyone credit in the game for every little thing. Most indie games don't do that, or at least I can't find it without looking in the game files. Anyways, I could see this being on steam for maybe a dollar or two, or even on itch.io for a small price. Thanks for making it free though.
I can die happy, now. Thank you! Thank you, so so much! I wasn't sure about what the reception of my game would be, because this was my first one and I'm a total newbie...(btw, seeing a gameplay felt almost surreal!) but you said so many positive things...thank you, really.
About the other endings: some things are different, but I made this game in a short time, so I didn't really expand the storyline much further. I hope, though, that you will like them anyway.
If you struggle to get them, let me know and I'll write a walkthrough of some sort.
(Ps - sorry for the in game typos - and also, I subscribed ;) )
I would like to know what the game is about more, before i make a video on it, so please, i need more info.
Hi, thank you for your interest in my game! This is a short visual novel game: it has multiple storylines and more than one ending (9). Basically, it's a choice game with mostly static images: at the beginning, you find yourself in a cave, with a strange creature that doesn't want to let you go. Based on your responses to him, you'll determine your and the creature's fate - and if you die or not in the cave. I hope this helps :)
Also, playing all the endings helps you understand what's really going on.
Played It. Awesome is all i can say. The sound effects in the start could use some work though. First impression is the best one. There are of course typos in the game but when you want to finish it in two weeks, i know the pressure! That is all I could suggest. Other things are perfect. Story is amazing too! Enjoyed it very much!