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Shards of One

by Gungnir - Jam Entry

One day, one man, one chance. Can a soul, once shattered, be reclaimed whole?

Now is the time.

Game Description:
SHARDS OF ONE is a short text-driven adventure, set within a fictitious cold-war scenario. One defining choice is the key to revealing the past, present and future.

- There is no absolute end, as such. When to stop is up to you.

- Use ESC key to exit the game


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Dec 16, 2013 @ 5:38pm

Awesome story! You really manage to portray this depressed but still human character. I also like how the death article (?) changes depending on where in the story you choose "Now is the time".

Cipher says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 1:31pm

That gave me some chills. Its amazing how you could portray such depression is such a short length of text! I call that kind of thing talent :)

KeyMaster says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 1:40pm

Really great game/interactive story! I played through every ending and enjoyed learning more and more about the protagonist's life and backstory. Good work!

Ludipe says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 1:47pm

I really like the game, the story is very deep and it gets to the player. It keeps you thinking about life for a while.

fullmontis says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 2:26pm

There isn't much gameplay wise, but it's compensated by a quite powerful story. I really got immersed in it. Wish it had some music for atmosphere.

phi6 says ...
Dec 17, 2013 @ 2:28pm

Wow... didn't expect that. The 2nd text game I've played this LD. Great font, great story! A bit depressing.... but that's a good thing!

Diptoman says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 4:29pm

I applaud your writing skills, that was certainly something else.

Gungnir says ...
Dec 18, 2013 @ 4:49pm

Thanks guys. Was interesting to try something different this time around. We also wanted some music in there, but ran short of time and couldn't come with anything quite suitable (droning and soviet). Lesson learned - find a sound guy :)

Dec 19, 2013 @ 3:11pm

Great. Short but really well executed. Good job!

Warzone says ...
Dec 20, 2013 @ 6:05pm

This is pretty interesting and unique.

drkrunk says ...
Dec 20, 2013 @ 6:09pm

Very well done. I do like text games and this one was very impressively written. I felt really sad for the main character.

Dec 20, 2013 @ 10:28pm

Dark, but with a message. Moving and touching. Respect!

Nut says ...
Dec 21, 2013 @ 4:01pm

Web link seems to be broken.

Gungnir says ...
Dec 22, 2013 @ 7:49am

@Nut Seems okay from this end; let us know if you have ongoing issues.

Dec 24, 2013 @ 10:04pm

Great story ! I love it !

OneDee says ...
Dec 25, 2013 @ 4:09pm

Good story!

Kareemroks101 says ...
Dec 25, 2013 @ 5:26pm

Very deep story despite its length, you have great writing skills. I really liked it!

somepx says ...
Dec 26, 2013 @ 9:30am

Innovative and unique - I like the concept to 'END' the adventure at different points, excellent work!

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