Ludum Dare 29 — April 25th-28th Weekend — Theme: Beneath the Surface

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Black Bile, Inhuman Circuits

by RobotParking - Jam Entry

A very(!) short Twine game that lives beneath the surface of the body, in the realm of bodily humors: black bile, yellow bile, phlegm, and blood. Would love to have made this longer, but only had a few hours to work with over the weekend.

CW: Loud noises, BILE MAGIC

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Zarkith says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:10am

Where's the link to play it? :/

RobotParking says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:20am

Aha! Missed the http at the start. Should work now.

cudabear says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:31pm

This was... interesting. You got a few chuckles out of me, but for the most part your writing was pretty disgusting, which is more of a complement than an insult, based on the subject matter. The music in the middle seemed really out of place, but it was nice to hear something more than silence for a bit. Pretty short for a text game, would have liked to see more branching paths.

Cake&Code says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 2:32pm

I was slightly confused by the juxtaposition of outdoor landscapes and internal organs/fluids but it was nevertheless fun to play through the scenarios. Just enough wit to make it entertaining but not so much that it became overbearing.

I also didn't know there would be loud music but when it came on I had to chuckle a little :)

João Kucera says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 4:46pm


Figglewatts says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 4:47pm

This was certainly interesting.

Snoother says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 4:59pm

Enjoyed the IF references and fourth-wall breaking. Pretty damn funny at times. Oh, and really well-written; some of the imagery is just horrifically sublime. An inventive use of theme too.

Snoother says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 7:45pm

And, of course, it definitely has the best title of the comp.

IAmSpencer says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:01pm

made me laugh, liked the concept. Good job :)

RobotParking says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 1:12am

Well gosh everybody {♥_♥;}

mcapraro says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 4:34am

nice writing

Apr 30, 2014 @ 5:01pm

What a weird experience. I'm not sure that I knew what I was doing, but I got all the humours and used the pentagram. Fake Gamer!

blockbot says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 5:06pm

Pretty funny story.

AmmoreChicks says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 9:53am

You are crazy! Ah, ah!

ThingoStudios says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 8:52pm

The background color shifting with your respective choice of humor was a really good integration of mechanics into gameplay, and the imagery was delightfully disgusting. The inexplicable rock music that started blaring whenever you unleashed the yellow bile made me laugh too.

I guess if I have a complaint it's that the more referential humor contrasts with the rest of the game. Haha, you find a pentagram because adventure game logic. Haha, it's a neckbeard who says "misandry" a couple times. They felt like cheap gags at the expense of the overall vibe of the game. Not problematic enough to be a serious detractor from (imo) the creepiest game of the jam.

BMacIntosh says ...
May 8, 2014 @ 5:43pm

"Ok cool"

kristof says ...
May 15, 2014 @ 11:05pm

I do not really know what to make of it. But it was definitely interesting :)

ElStevo says ...
May 16, 2014 @ 12:29am

Cool twist of the theme! Pretty much everything has been said.

Raiyumi says ...
May 16, 2014 @ 7:20am

This was.. interesting. It certainly surprised me when the sound kicked in. It's got a bit of humor with the gruesome text. I liked it. :)

PaperBlurt says ...
May 16, 2014 @ 5:35pm

Once again you come through!
Colours, fonts and narrative in a cataclysmic experience.

Never stop writing!

PaperBlurt says ...
May 16, 2014 @ 5:36pm

Also, you play with words and create the eeriest of eerie moods.

May 18, 2014 @ 6:34am

Nice writing and liked the use of music.

Lucariatias says ...
May 19, 2014 @ 5:19pm

Absolutely hilarious and fantastic placing of music. Well written and enjoyable to play.
Ever considered writing a full novel?

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