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by krangGAMES - Competition Entry

by Nicholas Yonge

Who are you?
Where are you?
Why are you there?

You know nothing.

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machinas says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 7:29am

nice atmosphere.

I got stuck in 'hover'. a duplicate appears, but i cannot figure out how to get out of the pit.

Draknek says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 11:07am

This is great! Nice work.

I think the player could move a tad faster though. Physics can be a bit off but nothing that ruins anything.

Sometimes after I deactivate gravity I can't use my double jump and that's very annoying when it happens. That made the jump in "overview" frustrating.

Didn't explore everywhere, are there multiple endings?

Dec 20, 2010 @ 11:35am

Very fun, love the atmosphere !

Agree with the comment about the player moving a little bit too slowly though. But very very nice work there.

Squax says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 3:03pm

Nice atmosphere. I had some trouble with the double jumping hover thing, but I think that was just my sticky space bar playing up ^^


bmfs says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 4:22pm

Really like the player physics and how you introduced the game to the player.

zdanielz says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 8:32pm

WOW. just wow. Played it through, really really nice, great atmosphere and detail.

zdanielz says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 8:34pm

Just noticed I only saw one ending, well, I might give it another go, but it is rather time consuming... :)

krangGAMES says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 10:59pm

Glad you guys all liked it, and thanks for the feedback! :D I'm definitely gonna update this game further and take what you guys have said to use!

And yes, there are actually three distinct endings ;) Each one contributes to they storyline in its own way, and you have to get all three to fully understand what happened. Even so, it won't spell it out for you... you'll have to figure some things out for yourself ;)

Dec 21, 2010 @ 4:15am

Fantastic work all around. Super Meat Boy meets Limbo, with some Mass Effect for good measure.

5 stars!

Ryan says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 10:02am

I really like what you did with this game. Even though your strength might not have been in graphics, you used what you could make to create an amazing atmosphere with a unique visual style. Honestly, I think the lack of "beautiful" graphics helped; if they had been more prominent I feel like it would have taken away from the game. Same with the music, it really added to the atmosphere. And that "zero-gravity" was quite slick.

KoryWazHere says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 1:40pm

Nice graphics. Very trippy experience =)

sfernald says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 5:22pm

clever game. I like it, but there were some bugs. At one point I was controlling two squares.

krangGAMES says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 6:16pm

(Thanks again for the feedback, it's great to hear and I'm glad you all appreciated the game! :) Also note, I'm working on fixing those bug, and will re-release this game publicly at a later date. You guys are all awesome!)

plams says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 10:28pm

Awesome atmosphere and mood! I got quite far, but then a lot of clones of me spawned and the game slowed down to a crawl :-( Pressing R didn't solve it. Please fix the bugs, as I'd really like to play this game to completion!

whitetigle says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 10:34pm

Sorry I couldn't play the game because it didn't load at all.

ranklar says ...
Dec 22, 2010 @ 4:48am

Really nice job with the sound mate, it worked well with the colors and lighting. GREAT work for 48 hours. Just GREAT. The gravity item seemed to not always work consistently, but after enough attempts I was able to keep going. Just the right amount of confusion I think, anymore and I would have wanted to quit. There was one jump I almost gave up, but I didn't so good job at that, although I must admit the ending was anti climatic for all the mood you had set throughout! Anyway, nice job, very well done, 5 stars for fun.

Terry says ...
Dec 26, 2010 @ 2:11pm

Loved this. The atmosphere with both graphics and music was excellent, and the jumping physics powerup was very clever. Fantastic work for 48 hours!

ExciteMike says ...
Dec 27, 2010 @ 3:42pm

I think it would have been much more fun if the guy moved a little faster and you turned down the friction when floating.

littlehacksaw says ...
Dec 28, 2010 @ 2:03am


Endurion says ...
Dec 29, 2010 @ 1:39pm

Really good :)
I got the "You belong here" ending. But as the map is quite big and a few jumps are really tedious I'm not going to try for the other ones.
Very polished entry, and no problems beside a few balance parts. The antigrav thingie sometimes just didn't work and I had to try several times. Could also be the laptop with both space and cursor keys. Maybe use another jump key.

Devenger says ...
Dec 30, 2010 @ 6:54pm

Excellent; played it three times to get all the endings (though I'm not sure I found all of the notes). The anti-gravity was slightly strange (unreliable whether it allowed you a second jump after you activated it), but only using it after a double jump was sufficient to get to everywhere in the game as far as I can tell. The music and graphics gave it a powerful atmosphere of despondency, ruin and abandonment. And the events (both explicit and implied) were impressively intriguing for a 48h game. Also, the controls were well explained without removing from the mystery of the whole scenario. Well done!

diki says ...
Dec 30, 2010 @ 10:41pm

Really great game.
While trying to get a third ending (turning left at "Welcome"), I rushed without reading any previous notes & had to discover that all the new notes read "You belong here", quitting the game. That was a major turnoff and made me quit after the fifth attempted playthrough. Is that intentional, or am I supposed to collect every note along the way?

sol_hsa says ...
Dec 31, 2010 @ 9:06pm

Excellent. I just wish subject &#! would move a bit faster.. =)

goffmog says ...
Jan 11, 2011 @ 11:08pm

Hi, I didn't participate this time but I've just played through the top few games and this one really stands out for me. I would have voted it top overall. I had to play it three times to see all the endings, and it's the sort of game that still makes you wonder if there's not something else you've missed. Awesome game.

hdon says ...
Jan 18, 2011 @ 7:17am

This requires further study!

krangGAMES says ...
Jan 20, 2011 @ 8:27am

For all those interested, I've now publicly unveiled my game design company,, and have put up an extensive section about PRIOR there! The game has been highly updated, and once again, thank you ALL for your awesome support! :D

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