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p0nd: PC/Mac "game" experience. Braid of 2010?

Lord JezoLord Jezo Registered User regular
edited July 2010 in Games and Technology
p0nd

http://sites.google.com/site/p0ndtemp/home

With a message that combines both the peacefulness of nature and the love that humans have for animals, p0nd is one of those games that comes around only so often and can put you in a state of zene while you experience it.

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It took me a couple of tries to get through it but it was well worth it. Sure, I had to deal with that bit of pretentiousness that you find in many artsy style "games", but I very glad I completed it to the end credits.

Give it a shot.

And please, if you are going to post about the storyline or plot elements, do use spoiler tags, as like with any good piece of literature, knowing what happens will ruin the ride.

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  • tofutofu Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    What ind of game is it?

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  • PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Apparently the download link is to a free file sharing site and the download limit on the file has been reached. Is there are a mirror anywhere?

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  • TheColonelTheColonel ChicagolandRegistered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Well that was an interesting experience.

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  • meatflowermeatflower Registered User
    edited July 2010
    In answer to thread title, no.

    Interesting? Yes. Comparable to Braid? Not really.

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  • Mr_GrinchMr_Grinch Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Erm, I'm a bit confused:
    I hold space and walk through the forest a bit, get attacked by a giant squid, die. Now i have no interest in walking through the entire forest again just to button mash. In general, even as a joke on arty games, a total waste of time and/or bandwidth.

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  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Are you kidding? That was pretty fantastic.
    Slightly ruined in the quote displayed at the end, but what I really liked was how it made me think about myself. All the way through I was actually being that pretentious dick thinking that it was about nature and simplicity and whatever and then OH SHIT GIANT SQUID

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  • StericaSterica Wow! That was shit.Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited July 2010
    What's with constant comparisons to Braid?

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  • ChewyWafflesChewyWaffles Registered User
    edited July 2010
    Edit: NM, apparently the comparison was a joke and I didn't get it.

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  • KlykaKlyka DO you have any SPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I can't download it because the limit of 1000 has been reached :(

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  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    There's another mirror here.

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  • SixSix Fat Apollo Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Braid was a good game.

    This was a 5 minute distraction. Calling it the Braid of 2010 is silly.

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  • CherrnCherrn Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    What's with constant comparisons to Braid?
    It's a joke

    This is amazing. The pure quintessence of everything VIDEO GAMES

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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu ___________PIGEON _________San Diego, CA Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    I liked it. Worth playing.

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  • AntihippyAntihippy Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Isn't limbo the braid of 2010.

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  • cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Is it pretty much a requirement that "arty" games give themselves truly stupid names?

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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu ___________PIGEON _________San Diego, CA Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    Is it pretty much a requirement that "arty" games give themselves truly stupid names?

    Lotta hate from someone who doesn't seem to have played the game.

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  • RaneadosRaneados Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    awful game awful comedy attempt awful idea

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  • KlykaKlyka DO you have any SPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    This game has given me a new outlook on nature.

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  • cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    Is it pretty much a requirement that "arty" games give themselves truly stupid names?

    Lotta hate from someone who doesn't seem to have played the game.

    The quality of the game has nothing to do with the stupidity of the name.

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  • NerfThatManNerfThatMan Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    idgi

    squid was funny?

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  • SoaLSoaL fantastic Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    didn't steam make this joke every day of their summer sale?


    As far as arty stuff goes it was uh... sure a thing.

    the music was calming though

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  • NickTheNewbieNickTheNewbie Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    The greatest misdirection in gaming of 2010. 5 stars!

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  • SatsumomoSatsumomo Rated PG! Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    Anyone got a mirror for the PC download? Silly goose of the creator used a free hosting site that only allows 1000 downloads of the file.

    Edit: Oh great, I skip the first 3 posts, read the last ones only, and completely miss the mirror. Nvm!

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  • slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited July 2010
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    Is it pretty much a requirement that "arty" games give themselves truly stupid names?

    Lotta hate from someone who doesn't seem to have played the game.

    The quality of the game has nothing to do with the stupidity of the name.

    But if you had played you'd realize that the whole thing
    is a satire of artsy fartsy pretentious games with truly stupid names! If anything I don't think they took the stupid name far enough.

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