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by BradleySmith - 48 Hour Compo Entry

A game about a man who goes to work but one day decides to explore the office.

Experimenting with storytelling.

I was inspired by this video... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIJrsAIhoEo

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Apr 28, 2013 @ 11:45am

Lovely piece of work.

BradleySmith says ...
Apr 28, 2013 @ 12:37pm

Thank you kindly.

joekinglake says ...
Apr 28, 2013 @ 12:56pm

Awesome piece of work. Very enjoyable experience.

Chman says ...
Apr 28, 2013 @ 9:06pm

Really interesting game. Simple but concise storytelling.

There was a few typos though, and I got this error at launch :

TypeError: Error #1009: Cannot access a property or method of a null object reference.
at RECOVER_Game1_fla::MainTimeline/Main()[RECOVER_Game1_fla.MainTimeline::frame2:24]

Chman says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:50am

(Rating comment, see the post above. Btw, still get the error at launch)

BradleySmith says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:01pm

Thank you so much for playing... what were the typos? I'm quite bad at English which was the reason I wanted to try something like this just to work on my storytelling... lack of sleep probably didn't help too. xD
I'll work on fixing those errors too.

Thanks again!

geepit says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:16pm

Graphics and the story were really nice! Very enjoyable

Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:17pm

Fantastic game, I love the feel of it.

igrowbeards says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:17pm

Nicely done.

Dietrich Epp says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:18pm

This made me smile.

atrodo says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:18pm

Very simple and well done story.

cmayhem says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:19pm

Very very cool, great art direction.

Overv says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:20pm

Very well done.

BradleySmith says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:24pm

Thank you so much.

rab236 says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:27pm

Though short, it was a good experience. The graphics style fits the theme quite well.

Ariake81 says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:38pm

nice, short and sweet.

Idovoodoo says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:53pm

I really enjoyed this. Great story telling and beautiful artwork :) well done!

BortStudios says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:22pm

I actually really liked the story in this game. Short, but presented well, and with a good message

stqn says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:24pm

Nice even though it’s not really a game.
I notice someone else did the audio, then it should be in the jam.

BradleySmith says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:28pm

What do you mean should be in the jam? o.o

Jellycakes says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:16pm

The cube with the tie was an amazing Idea. A great take on the deep oppression of going to a really boring office job, and just wanting to quit.

Rafael Sales says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:37pm

Great work. The universe that you created is very immersive. Congratz!

onzephyr says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:41pm

short and sweet. Nice story.

LionelJitro says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:05pm

I loved the art style.

Music made a great atmosphere.

Lidfrid says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:38pm

5 stars for me, great work, i have goosebumps :)

saggiosoft says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 11:30am

Short, minimal, straightforward. Great art.

Ariake81 says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 11:16pm

Not sure this is a game your supposed to enjoy!? Tells an interesting story and perfectly captures the drudgery of work. Graphic and sound track are neat but personally think it would benefit from an upbeat tempo at the end. I like the exploration and the unobvious direction. Plays smooth, no bugs

vilya says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 10:30pm

This is amazingly atmospheric & the music is incredible. I really liked the introduction of colour too. The one criticism is that it's more of a story than a game... but one I really wanted to see through to the end!

messiano says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 10:43pm

Pretty sweet!

N427 says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 11:12pm

Very nice story! It felt short but that's understandable because you only had 48 hours, but I love how you put so much detail in all the levels. I did a similar storytelling thing (with a very different interpretation though) and didn't get to put in nearly as much detail as I wish I had.

May 1, 2013 @ 11:19pm

Cool game, good design flow and visual style! I liked where it was going but it ended too soon.

May 2, 2013 @ 7:25am

Thank you for introducing me to Steve Hughes. Game's great too.

miotatsu says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 10:56pm

very nice storytelling and artwork :)

atraxgames says ...
May 9, 2013 @ 11:49am

I love story-telling experiments. Add some kind of choices, that would be interesting

recursor says ...
May 11, 2013 @ 12:55am

Love the cubes with ties and the little janitor sweeping the floor.

MinionStudios says ...
May 13, 2013 @ 9:49pm

Simple and fun. I like the art style.

Sylvain.p says ...
May 14, 2013 @ 7:02pm

Good game (It look like every day the same dream) with very nice atmosphere (anxious), maybe a bit too short.

farmergnome says ...
May 16, 2013 @ 8:21am

Full points for Mood and Graphics and Theme, this definitely brightened my day, very simple but expertly crafted. Good job.

ananasblau says ...
May 16, 2013 @ 8:28am

Excellent game, and love the the minimalistic character who is so much like Pixel in my game.

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