Comments for Fixation

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James2248

May. 2, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) When Jack talks about the short stubby refrigerator he is alluding to the green "boxes" or doors in Company of Myself. It's green because it's "Eco-friendly too." This is the box that Kathyrn is buried in (as revealed in CoM). There are so many subtle connections. Great game - not because of the puzzles (which are fun and challenging) but because of the message. This games actually has something to say and it says it. Much appreciation

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commensense

Oct. 24, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Made an account just to rate this game up. Honestly probably the best flash game I have ever played. Great story, great mechanics, original music, and great puzzles. The only thing sadder than the story is the fact that this game only has a 3.8 rating and <500,000 plays.

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pika493

Nov. 23, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Brilliant philosophical game! Same goes for The Company of Myself. 2DArray at his finest. :) 5/5

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Acierblade

May. 13, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Oh... my.. God... I realize halfway through her fall that this is where her story ends in "The Company of Myself." And that's where my heart skipped a beat and my stomach tightened. My God what a heart-wrenching story.

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TheSouperDude

May. 13, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) On the last screen you can see his top hat on the shelf on the left...

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Tacomagic

May. 2, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) A good prequel to Company of Myself. Filled in some of the question marks while presenting a few others. The blending of metaphor and reality nicely mimics CoM. Still, I did come away wishing that the significance of the green box would have been touched upon and expanded a bit.

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1mega

Apr. 28, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Guys, I can't believe the top comments! He was a magician, that's why he has his top hat. Also, notice how his magic trick was to multiply himself? Remember the concept of the game "Company of Myself" if you've played it? Now put the pieces together, I've already made it easy enough for you.

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Tower43

Apr. 24, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Man, Kathryn must be a god, she has some lung power there.

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dancash

Apr. 24, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) To change the cosmetic appearance of your smoke go to the cheats input and use: "Something...Darker" red/black smoke "BigPimpin" purple smoke "WoahDude" rainbow smoke "SuperSmokeTheCigsTurbo" increased amount of smoke and longer range (disables Kong hiscores) "BackToTheBasics" resets smoke to default Those are all I could find! have fun with this great game :)

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plateplatinum

Mar. 30, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Wow, that's harsh. I expected it, but still. At least we didn't see the green box.

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EdoDave

Aug. 21, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) The last level in which you play as Kathryn is the same as the one in 'The Company Of Myself' In the other game, the shrink says that he doesn't remember any of his previous visits, and in this game, he didn't remember anything about Kathryn. The way he connects the two games in so many ways is amazing. 2dArray is a genius.

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ctsr1

Mar. 17, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I just had a idea. You guys should make a sequal to both games that is from a 3rd party but is not within the mind. Show what actually happened in the real world. What peoples thoughts and actions within there head actually are to someone looking on in the tangible world that is not part of the subconscious. Just a thought. Like using Penelope as the character.

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TheRealPip

May. 12, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) all I see is a picture of a cigeret spinning on the screen... I assume there is more to the game than this?

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AlexTron

May. 2, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I really love how the ending faded into music from The Company of Myself. For those of you wondering where his top hat is, beat the game! :)

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DNLH

Apr. 28, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I really liked it. And not only the game, but also the impact it got on player. Company of Myself was extraordinary and now, when we've got to play as Kathryn, everyone got that "But he didn't kill her, right? Sure he didn't. Come on, he couldn't" attitude. You've made me watch the same story from different perspective and some how made me shocked that there's still no happy ending.

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ugoman666

Apr. 23, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) That moment when you get to the level where Kathryn and Jack separate... it was unreal. Great Prequel :)

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uberpenguin

Apr. 26, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) "I haven't seen anyone complete the EHUP in a very long time!" Well doc, when was the last time you met someone who uses tobacco smoke to solve puzzles that exist as a result of said individual converting life's problems into metaphorical levels in a game? That's what I thought...

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Illumi113

May. 5, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I was prepared to give this game a 5/5 as soon as I saw it was a prequel to The Company of Myself, one of my favorite flash games of all time. After playing it, I was thoroughly impressed. The developer managed to come up with an entirely new mechanic that was as fun to use as the one from TCoM and even cooler to see. The story was already a great part of TCoM, but this took it to a whole new level! Fixation took everything that made the story of TCoM great, amplified it, and added more characters, dialogue, and art. Everything from the gameplay to the atmosphere was absolutely perfect. I wish I could do more than 5/5 and favorite this. If I ever get money for Kreds, I'll be sure to send some towards this developer. I would love to see a sequel, but if the developer feels that his work with this story is complete, his next project would be very welcome too. Thank you for this spectacular work of art!

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HqNnEz

Apr. 30, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) The trick to beating the EHUP is to blow a ring at it, then to run after your ring until it reaches the switch. Hope this helped!

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Lokado

Apr. 25, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I think I can make a good case for the type of "medication" jack uses. Amphetamines. His "levelheadedness" (emotional equilibrium/numbness), the way his words appear + a comment about him being "twitchy" (higher doses/addiction leads to Parkinsons-like twitches), It causes sleep deprivation, which leads to memory loss. And it's often the "self-medication" of choice among Schizophrenics (And with that I'm referencing his memory loss/guilt surrounding the "murder" of Kathryn). (Partial) Memory loss is a way for the mind to cope with extreme forms of guilt, basically "creating" an alter ego that is responsible rather than the self. Personal theories aside, this game has been an awesome experience for me. 5/5

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Player323

Mar. 28, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) i FRICKIN suck at making smoke rings

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CaptainGame

Apr. 28, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Kathryn is awfully athletic for a chain smoker.

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dingolord

Apr. 23, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I played The Company of Myself before, but I didn't really get it. Then I played Fixation today, and I didn't really get it. Then I went back and played Company of Myself again... and then I got it. It's a very sad story. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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Metalmadness66

Jan. 28, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) For the second badge: Level 17 is the first level of chapter 3. You have to solve the upper puzzle. Blow a ring and run with it. This way the ring will reach the circle thingy.

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Valderino

Jun. 15, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) >I really hate the puff (circle smoke) its so hard to time... (for Me) Same. REALLY takes away from the story. I don't think I'll even finish the game, which is sad because I LOVE the other games by 2D (esp. Company of Myself)

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Cozythrias

Jun. 4, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) "No man is an island" You can't go through life by yourself. The game shows how Kath can't finish some problems without the help of others, sometimes we also have to swallow our pride and get the help from other people that we hate. This game is truly a work of art describing a little something about life as we know it. This game is really one of my favorites, truly one of the best series ever made, the story is just so brilliant. Favorited again 5/5. This is a masterpiece my friend it is...

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Emperorerror

Apr. 28, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) When did it say you could double jump >_>

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thetimetel

Apr. 21, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I really like how you make games with deep meanings like this. To those that think it's advocating smoking, it's NOT. 5/5

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PhotonRaine

Sep. 20, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I'm terrible at timing the smoke rings.

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Eureka008

Apr. 22, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) The gameplay (is fun) + dialog + puzzles (not hard, but fun) make an astounding combination of what we call "a game". The story is really touching and feels real. Thank you, this is the best game I've ever played. Unbelievable

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hamuka

May. 3, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) In the caves, Jack says: "Sometimes you do things you wouldn't normally like or forget about stuff entirely. In the worst cases, both at once." This explains how he killed Kathryn and forgot about the whole day. However, in TCOM, he said he was so sad that he "didn't leave the house for days." I don't know if this is messed up, or 2DArray placed a cospiracy on purpose. Anyway, this is kind of a sad, creepy story about why we shouldn't do drugs. And a great game from 2D, as always. 5/5.

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Mystic1252

Apr. 23, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) new and improved cigarettes, now spews out laser-proof smoke

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doodlicious

Aug. 7, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Yep, that... that was sad... 5/5. I do feel good that it reminded me I've officially been smoke-free for 6 months now.

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Sudden62

Feb. 2, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Incredible experience, just spent some hours playing The company of Myself and this, it was great.

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stickpeople4

Jun. 20, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Smoking without use of hands. That takes real skill.

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dgieedelman

Jan. 30, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Is it me or is the meadow filled with graves and blood

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DariusG2

Dec. 16, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Everyone else got the Cigarette loading screen, right?

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weyyheyy1

Nov. 17, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) One thing I love about 2DArray is the way everything flows in his games, they don't tell a story to you, you make the story, and the tutorial is fitted into the story, rather than just sticking a wee screen at the start telling you everything, you feel like you develop with the character, and it makes the games all the more gripping, I love this and TCOM so much, if you read this 2D, you are my favourite flash game developer!

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kantuno

May. 1, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Did the shrink go through all that to get out? He should be paid more.

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GibsonLP93

May. 5, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Truly impressive when someone chain-smokes likes a chimney, yet has the cardiovascular prowess to double jump and run without tiring.

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Ghost0f0nyx16

Mar. 17, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) is anyone else stuck staring at a cigarette not knowing what to do, SOMEBODY HELP ME!

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superl337sauce

Aug. 2, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I wish we could disable the rain. It makes me piece of crap GPU lag a lot.

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UndeadNecro

Apr. 28, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) If you take 'The Company of Myself' and compare it to this game, the level where jack 'kills' Kathryn, and the last level of this game, is the biggest part in my opinion. In TCOM, the ending credits basically explain that he went insane after he accidentally killed Kathryn and he put her in a green box. In this game, she talks about her garden(backyard) where she's found in TCOM. So, yeah. It all kind of falls together. Jack was a drug abuser trying to get away from his normal life, but it just made it worse when he met Kathryn.

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03lindxh

Apr. 24, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Spoiler: Is it just me who doesn't actually think he killed her. Through the game you jump down holes to finish a level, so that's not a problem. As shown in the ending, and mentioned earlier in the game, his medication means he forgets her. He loses contact, can't find her again, and his poor mental state means he starts to believe he killed her.

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doctorwhotmbg

Aug. 3, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Multitasking is not this sweet in real life!

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TheWizardG

Jan. 17, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) OH. MY. GOD. The company of myself is one of the most popular flash games on kongregate, but this game... it is TOO GOOD. HOW THE F*** DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS GAME??! It could be an indie game just by itself. HYPER kudos to you!

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junkwired

Apr. 13, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) My right hand is my agile hand... but I need to use the mouse with my right hand. Cannot... complete... level... ffffff.

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Lebossle

Apr. 24, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Who else noticed the EdFex?

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PowerReef

Apr. 23, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) This is the most dangerous house I've ever seen O.O

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TheLightDemon

Apr. 27, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Top hat mystery solved: He was a magician. All magicians have a top hat.

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