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I am Ned and I am a Hippo

by Jun & Pate - Jam Entry

"I am Ned and I am a Hippo", is a game about an incredible transformation within one man's life: a shape-shifting like no other. Enter the life of Ned, an ordinary 9-5 office worker, who has aspirations to become a hippo. Explore his world, overcome emotional challenges, and confront your family.

Please enjoy! -jun & pate

P.S. The best way to play is in full screen mode or in a separate window. Also, if you get sick of exploring the map, or ruefully lost, check out the screenshots for a guide.

Made w\ HTML5, Javascript, Visual Studio.

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dtap says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 5:50pm

A modern masterpiece. -l for the Hippo Polka video being broken though

jofra says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 10:55pm

Omg ahah X)
well done

Jordan says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:03pm

Quite... an interesting experience. Good job.

EdoMiyamoto says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:03pm

This game is a ufo, but a good one :)

Jadernak says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:37pm

The map exploration part wasn't that good, I would be perfectly fine if you just stuck with dialogues all the way. That being said I smiled a lot :)

tayl1r says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:46pm

I'm not quite sure what just happened.

Red_Fan games says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:54pm

Umm.. That was quite the game. :) Good Job.

Dreschler says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:26am

Haha that's funny. Congratulations!

PanicTheFirst says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 12:45am

Landed on Wikipedia and learned something. Good and educational game!

SmilingCat says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 2:19am

Very funny, great job!

Insality says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 4:56am

The interesting expirience, see game like what here ;)

danbolt says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 5:22am

I loved the wikipedia link-opening in this game. I felt treated like an adult for once.

LeReveur says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 8:12pm


(*"I'm Ned and I'm an hippo. Great game, well done !")

josefnpat says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 4:58am

Well, it's certainly an odd sort of game. I'm not quite sure I know why I'm punching trees, breaking windows and avoiding the gym.

SHLFStudios says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 5:05am

i don't know what this is. can't wait for the sequel.

Mixer says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 6:02am



blockdroppers says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 7:39am

Haha, really well done!

ianh says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 7:46am

final score:
manilla folders (x8)
pine cone (x18)
grit (x107)
loose nails (x4)
bread roll
pidgeon pelt (x2)
drum sticks (x3)
hippo pen key

ekkiiiii says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 10:10am

I ended up confused and with a lot of pine cones. Interesting experience :)

ployer says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 7:41pm

diffrent to say the least lol

LinealGames says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 8:28pm

Very different from anything I have ever played before. The map of the town part was confusing too

Malvern says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 10:18pm

Very funny dialogue and graphics choices! I would have liked to have seen more puzzles and less searching through Wikipedia though.

DivineOmega says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 10:30pm

That's quite something else. Very strange and very absurd!

gnerkus says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 7:36am

I played it mostly for the music. This game is so unique.

docteurSid says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 8:54am

Wait... What ? O_o

fauche_j says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 10:54am

Interesting game. Nice to play it made me smile this morning.

marmpa says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 11:58am

Nice text based game.THe music was so funny!

terryg says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 4:13pm

funny. I liked that I had to go to wikipedia to look up grass as the main food source for hippos. Interesting take on the theme.

Odyssey says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 7:27pm

No idea what just happened but I think I like it

tomlum says ...
Apr 24, 2016 @ 8:40pm

Hated it, then honestly really loved it.

danieldsj says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 2:06am

I think "Ned is becoming a hippo" would've been closer to the theme. :D Very creative none the less.

caelanrp says ...
Apr 29, 2016 @ 10:39pm

Truly a work of fine art.

badia_r says ...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 9:38pm

Wa da fuq?

ZeroFaction says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 5:13am

LMAO. Love.

domrein says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 6:21am

I don't understand any of this, but I enjoyed the game.

Udell Games says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 2:55pm

Game of the year.

PinkIndian says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 6:41pm

That was a weird one. Adding extra info/links were a nice choice. The music was interesting but got irritating after a while :)

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