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depict1. Just another freeware platform game.

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edited February 2010 in Games and Technology
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depict1

There's nothing different, special, or interesting going on with this game.

Follow the on screen instructions and enjoy.

You don't need to spoil it for the rest of them.

The themes are FREEDOM and TRUST.
Finish the game, it's short. Then we can discuss it.

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  • KageraKagera Imitating the worst people. Since 2004Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    This is a virus isn't it.

    You're trying to steal my identity or something.

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    My neck, my back, my FUPA and my crack.
  • Page-Page- Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Could be. You'll have to trust me on this.

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  • SoulGateSoulGate Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I don't trust this game, nor do I trust the poster who gives no information about this game.

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  • Page-Page- Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Why don't you trust me anymore?

    Install the game. Nothing will happen.

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  • HenroidHenroid Mexican kicked from Immigration Thread Centrism is Racism :3Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    You should do a LP of this. :o

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  • KageraKagera Imitating the worst people. Since 2004Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Page- wrote: »
    Why don't you trust me anymore?

    Install the game. Nothing will happen.

    Then why would I install it? I could not install it and the same thing will happen!

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  • Page-Page- Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    You're free to do as you please.

    But imagine what you're missing.

    But you're free to do as you please.

    But I won't be there to help you.

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Hmmm.

    Global Game Jam

    YOU ARE A LIAR!


    Edit: But I will play your game anyway

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  • Toxin01Toxin01 Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Am I in some sort of crazy Marble Hornets metathread?

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  • elliotw2elliotw2 Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    From what I was able to make it through, interesting. one level seemed to be too hard, at least for me right now

    edit: Not a virus, not a scam, at least as far as I can tell

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  • Page-Page- Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    This world is devoid of trust. Doesn't that scare you?

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  • Toxin01Toxin01 Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
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    This world is devoid of trust. Doesn't that scare you?

    Are you trying to be artsy or thoughtful or some shit?

    People post virus and spyware shit all the time on these sort of things, we aren't being devoid of trust, we just aren't being fucking stupid.

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  • FremFrem Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Paranoia is always the best security policy. But Kyle Pulver is a cool guy. If his games were cryptographic keys, I would sign them.

    But can you trust me?

    Edit: It's made with Game Maker (which hates Wine, so I can't play it right now). If you're running a virus scanner under a limited privilege account and make regular backups (as you should be!), you'll have nothing to fear.

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  • fragglefartfragglefart Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    So what I played was interesting, but got stuck at
    symmetry.

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  • Page-Page- Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Being careful would involve research, not knee-jerk paranoia. That's just silly.

    You can look at what I've said. And then you can check for yourself.

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  • Page-Page- Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    So what I played was interesting, but got stuck at
    symmetry.
    The clue is in the name. Look at the walls.

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  • Edith UpwardsEdith Upwards Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Kyle Pulver is legit.

    Or is he?

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  • elliotw2elliotw2 Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I got stuck at
    Deceit; All those awkward jumps around the spikes

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  • KageraKagera Imitating the worst people. Since 2004Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Yeah same here elliot.

    This is just like that time an old bald guy kidnapped me when I was a kid and masturbated while I had to navigate a confusing maze.

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  • DepressperadoDepressperado I just wanted to see you laughing in the pizza rainRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    alright it's not just me.

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  • ChrisDudeChrisDude Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Definitely fun platforming to be had here, I'd suggest people give it a shot.

    Impressions in spoiler:
    I enjoy games like this that are basically made for gamers in that they transform what we think of as "traditional game mechanics". Oh, there's the endpoint there, oh wait, it's fake and there's a terrible maze of deadly "gems" there instead. It's basically meta-game design. I really don't think people who don't consider themselves "gamers" would understand exactly what this game is going for. Hopefully that doesn't come off as pretentious.

    I really enjoyed the presentation (I admit I'm a shameless nerd for retro graphics), and the music was pretty phenomenal too. The ending was kind of weak but I see what the designers were going for.

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  • fragglefartfragglefart Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Make that four of us stuck at that point.

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  • Page-Page- Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Move on the way down.

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Is it a screamer? Is it like UncleSporky's Don't Eat the Mushroom?

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  • BlueDestinyBlueDestiny Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Wasn't too hard.
    I liked the inversion of spikes and gems, had to stop myself from instinctively jumping into them. I don't see any super deep message about trust since you just have to not do what the guy tells you. And I guess I'm chasing after myself at the end or something?

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  • UncleSporkyUncleSporky Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Is it a screamer? Is it like UncleSporky's Don't Eat the Mushroom?

    I didn't intend for it to be a screamer, just a mushroom induced freakout. :)

    Anyway this is pretty typical for games of this type posted at this forum, the guy who posts it is all cryptic which turns out to be completely unwarranted. It's not a bad little game but it's just mechanics that have been done before (both gameplay and story).

    It's like Karoshi or Portal without the attempt at humor, and its ending is a letdown as usual - people get these decent ideas and don't come up with a good way to end them. Story reminded me of 1213 without the quality and actual ending.

    Good graphics and music though.

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  • elliotw2elliotw2 Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
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    Move on the way down.

    Tried that, still failed at least 3 more times before quitting

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  • BeckBeck Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Toxin01 wrote: »
    Page- wrote: »
    This world is devoid of trust. Doesn't that scare you?

    Are you trying to be artsy or thoughtful or some shit?

    People post virus and spyware shit all the time on these sort of things, we aren't being devoid of trust, we just aren't being fucking stupid.

    hahaha. Jesus Christ.

    Anyway, I am downloading this game now. I'm really surprised I hadn't heard of it until now!

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  • Linespider5Linespider5 ALL HAIL KING KILLMONGER Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    >>OPEN/SAVE PC ZIP FILE

    This isn't gonna work on my G5, is it?

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  • elliotw2elliotw2 Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Maybe with a VM?

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  • BloodySlothBloodySloth Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    If the theme of the game is trust, then I think it failed.
    Making it so you have to do the exact opposite of what the narrator tells you to do doesn't really say anything about trust. It's just a puzzly misdirect, and one that I think has been pulled off better in other weird indie games like Mondo Medicals.

    I mean, it's not a bad game, I just think it's not this wonderfully mysterious artsy thing like it's selling itself as. The game is at its best when the visuals of the map hint towards the solution, but also obscure it, like the small level where the map is flipped so what you're looking at is actually a mirror image of what you really have to deal with. Other levels just become guess-work and the one I called it quits at was the gem-dodging bit that felt a bit too similar to the platformers the game is deconstructing.

    So yeah. Like UncleSporky said, it's not bad, it's just not anything new.

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  • Page-Page- Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    It ain't selling itself as much. I was. I don't do that sort of OP often (ever), so I went for broke.

    It's a fun little platforming game. It'll take you less than 20 minutes to beat.

    That's it, that's all.

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  • Edith UpwardsEdith Upwards Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I have the oddest feeling that I missed something.

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  • BeckBeck Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    This isn't as awesome in a post-portal world, but it is pretty good.

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  • ReynoldsReynolds Gone Fishin'Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Yeah, Deceit...I'll play a level over and over until I get it right, but not without some sort of checkpoint. Even Demon's Souls had shortcuts.

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  • UncleSporkyUncleSporky Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    That's the last level anyway, and you're not missing much. Here is a spoiler of the ending:
    After you beat Deceit, you are at the left side of a quiet level, and as you go to the right you hear the sound of somebody using the "exit light." It turns out you are above the place where you started the game and presumably following yourself back in time or something(?). You jump off and go into the light and it's black screen with credits.

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  • BloodySlothBloodySloth Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    That's the last level anyway, and you're not missing much. Here is a spoiler of the ending:
    After you beat Deceit, you are at the left side of a quiet level, and as you go to the right you hear the sound of somebody using the "exit light." It turns out you are above the place where you started the game and presumably following yourself back in time or something(?). You jump off and go into the light and it's black screen with credits.
    Sounds a little bit like Time Fcuk

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  • Evil MultifariousEvil Multifarious Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    uh

    i can't move?

    am i supposed to like, wait longer, or what

    edit: ah, i thought i tried all the buttons.

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  • Dac VinDac Vin S-s-screw you! I only listen to DOUBLE MUSIC! Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    So, downloaded it, played for a bit, then deleted it almost immediately when I saw it was another one of those "GAME AS ART" games that got some kind of message combined with utterly awful gameplay.

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  • Page-Page- Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Games as art lol.

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