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What is your interpretation of the story? / Re: Your interpretation of the story
« Last post by jkibbe on December 15, 2017, 12:50:11 pm »
  • Decisions have consequences
  • people can do terrible things
  • even kids can do terrible things
  • kids need help and guidance from adults
  • trusting others can be difficult (someone might be trying to help us)
  • the Dr. is a serial killer and forces kids to dismember bodies
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Important information / Re: Error messages
« Last post by jkibbe on December 15, 2017, 12:45:45 pm »
I logged some errors I found while reading/playing. I posted my screenshots in Google Drive

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1SD2USv2dEGoDtog_Pl5R0wOe9-11XaHh

You wrote (and programmed) a very cool adventure!
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What is your interpretation of the story? / Re: Your interpretation of the story
« Last post by Rua on December 13, 2017, 02:55:02 pm »
My interpretation of the game is concerning people's choices with regard to difficulties in life and how to face such difficulties.
by the way, i felt that more explanation of the purpose of the game is needed without leading the players for sure.

Good luck Kirsty
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In every passage in the game you need to make a choice from the links to proceed. Are there any choices that you think/wish could have been offered in addition to the current ones?
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Important information / Re: Error messages
« Last post by KirstyM on November 27, 2017, 06:03:15 pm »
On the page where you search the coat pockets, if you click on the sweet wrapper's text before the handkerchief, the word "inside" incorrectly (I assume) links to the option related to the eyeball. I assume this happens because the word "inside" is used twice on the page? If you investigate the handkerchief first, it works as I think it's intended. You can still progress normally from there, so it's not a game-breaker, just confusing.

Thanks for letting me know - this should be fixed now.
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General Discussion / Re: Ending hints
« Last post by KirstyM on November 27, 2017, 05:35:12 pm »
I was able to get six endings! I believe I saw all but ending #3. I was able to get Parenthood, Acceptance, Teacher, No Escape, Punishment, and Freedom, in more or less that order.

It's a 50% chance to get either ending 3 or 4. Follow the same path for Punishment and try again  :)
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You have to draw your own conclusions about a lot of the game. Do all the endings coexist canonically? For example, in one ending, your character escapes. In another, you realize you are a serial killer. Are both "true" within the game world? Is there a main character who escapes without ever realizing they are "the Surgeon" referenced in the newspaper clippings? Or, if you escape, are you not that person?

The medium is also "painted" in some cases. For example, at one point, the player is presented with a false option to leave a room -- the text looks like a link, but does not function as one. In another case, the text "HE LIES" appears briefly when a new character is introduced.
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In addition to manipulating objects and exploration, another game mechanic is information. Bits of information in the game function kind of like invisible key items. For example, when you arrive at the end of the game, you get different dialog depending on if you met the woman. Your choices and the information both come into play at least one ending where the serial killer "The Surgeon," who you learn about through newspaper clippings, is relevant.
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I did not create a map, but after being unable to find my way back to the section with the boys' dormitory, I realized I definitely should have made one!
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General Discussion / Re: Ending hints
« Last post by tintinabar on November 26, 2017, 10:07:23 pm »
I was able to get six endings! I believe I saw all but ending #3. I was able to get Parenthood, Acceptance, Teacher, No Escape, Punishment, and Freedom, in more or less that order.

Not sure about the last one though!
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