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edgwardoe

Apr. 23, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Wow. I don't know if this was intentional or not, but it seemed like the dude in the cave had a stutter, just because of the rate that his lines appeared. Very nice, if it was on purpose.

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MetalasFork

Aug. 19, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) If I could double-jump IRL, my depression would be alleviated.

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eProdigy

Apr. 27, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) A little something of significance... In Chapters 1 and 2, wherein Kathryn's life is still a wreck, the level exit is always to the left of the screen, in direct contrast with the platformer standard. In Chapter 3, wherein she begins to turn her life around, the exit is always downwards. And in Chapters 4 and 5, wherein Kathryn begins to find happiness, the exit is always to the right.

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whorlwind

Apr. 23, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) So all life's problems are just metaphorical lasers to the face.. good to know

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freewig

Apr. 24, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Jack (talking about his meds)- "Sometimes you do things you wouldn't normally like or forget about stuff entirely. In the worst cases, both at once." explains the reason behind what he did on the last level (the level that is also featured in "The Company of Myself") "The Company of Myself" definitely made jack look more like the victim, but in both games it's a sad story. Don't do drugs, kids!

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Woki

May. 12, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) It would be helpful if the smoke ring meter stayed past the introduction level to smoke ring blowing...

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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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ApoorvaH

Nov. 17, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) when i reached the last level, i recognized it almost immediately. then i stood there and wondered whether it was worth it...

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LaughDonor

May. 3, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Cheats? Here (input at Credits screen)! Those with an asterisk will disable Kong submission. "iwantitall" - All levels unlocked* || "supersmokethesigsturbo" - Super smoke* || "pixellatedgirlscantjump" - Super Jump* || "backtothebasics" - Smoke colors to default || "whoadude" - Rainbow smoke || "something...darker" - Red/Black smoke || "holierthanthou" - White smoke || "bigpimpin" - Purple smoke || "gimmiedatstoryline" - Dialog to default || "shutyourmouththomas" - Dialog muted || "whywouldtheyincludethischeat" - Dialog replaced with bible verses || "theoryofcolor" - Disable color correction || "nowitsart" - Black/White filter || "keepingupwiththeindustry" - Next-gen filter

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H8erade2

Apr. 30, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) WHO DESIGNS A HOUSE LIKE THIS

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Darchang310

Feb. 15, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) Took me time to realize that everything in this game is a metaphor. E.G., the lasers represent Kat's "internal threats" (life problems, stress) and she fixes them with smoking. It's very rare to find games of this kind. Kudos to 2DArray for making these great games.

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plokkey

Apr. 23, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) This game absolutely requires the story to be read. The story is absolutely genius. It also gives you a break between the frustrating levels.

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Cactuscat

Apr. 27, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) It totally does explain how he got the hat - he's a *magician*!

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TheCrazyChamelon

Apr. 29, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) "Sometimes you do things you wouldn't normally like or forget about stuff entirely. In the worst cases, both at once." Things you wouldn't do:lie + kill, forget. Jack does remember Kath, he just doesn't remembering him meeting her this day, due to the effect of drugs. He doesn't remember killing her either. It has been much more than just one day, as far as I see it of course. He tells you about him meeting Kath in "the company of myself", but then he doesnt remember killing her either. Somehow it feels like there is a large missing part of the puzzle to the story, even knowing the story of tcom

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chocokittybo

Apr. 24, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) This made me think back to the flowery field in "The Company of Myself" and this explains he cheated to always be there. And then the other thought, he tells her to tell him if the amount of the medication he takes starts to worry her, but he doesn't remember anything when he gets home, it is possible that for weeks even months he had been promising not to take any more ever again to her, and just didn't remember. That is a scary thought.

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speedydev101

Apr. 27, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I'm not comfortable with my psychologist jumping up and down on his table while trying to help me.

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CharredNewt

Apr. 22, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I don't like Thomas. So, while we're talking, I keep blowing smoke in his face. That'll show him!

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86com

Apr. 22, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) For ones who stuck for too long on "I can't jump" level - you can actually still fall-jump there.

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Memorex77

Apr. 24, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) This still doesn't explain how he got his awesome top hat.

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Kr0an

Apr. 23, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I read "prequel to The Company of Myself" in the description and almost wet myself with glee.

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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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Issy

Apr. 24, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I loved the gimmick of the smoke/smoke rings, and the puzzles were great. But my favorite part had to be how the puzzles tied into the story (thought it was better done in this game than the Company of Myself). Awesome work.

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Zshadow

May. 9, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Really beautiful music. That's always the icing on the flash game cake.

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skullzx7

Jul. 3, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Thats one extremely dangerous house she has at the start.

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CaptainGame

Apr. 28, 2012

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

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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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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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TheDavidCarney

Apr. 21, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) If you guys play through the game and read the dialogue, you'll find that in no way is this a game that advocates smoking. :) I hope you'll give it another chance!

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Alterationartist

May. 9, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) You know who the real victim is here? Penelope. One of her friends dies, she learn her boyfriend is a lying tool not long after his funeral, and the other friend who helps her through all this dies at the hands of a drug-addled psychopath. There should be a third game starring her.

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Speedster879

May. 12, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) To solve the EHUP, you have to blow a smoke ring directly at the switch. You must race against it and push the smoke ring into the switch as it fades to close the distance.

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ChaoticCat

Apr. 27, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) This game is done beautifully. The music that accompanies each level is superb and the dialogue flows really well and doesn't detract from the game play at all. Adds a whole new dimension instead of just a little platform to platform level structure. 5/5! Of course, the sheer fact that you included a reference to Ludlul bēl nēmeqi (Shubshi-meshre-Shakkan) get's you a 5/5 ha ha! =)

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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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minvikfan

Sep. 2, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) "Do you have any special abilities?" "Oh not much I can double jump" I guess she wanted to keep the fact that she has the lung capacity of a whale on the DL... lol

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Emperorerror

Apr. 28, 2012

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

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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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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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knight15555

Apr. 24, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) stuck on level 2 for 10 min... until I realized this game had double-jump...

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solidsnak102

May. 12, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) im pretty sure she has 10th degree lung cancer

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fdsa0113

Apr. 27, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) beautiful story... very deep and philosophical... although the sarcasm towards literary analysis provides nice comic relief (ie metaphorical lasers, belief vs coping defense mechanism) lols.... i love the story line... Just for the story and music alone (the biggest elements) i woudl give this a 5/5... but the puzzles are very nice.. involves a little bit of timing (smoke rings) but anyone can pick that up relatively easiliy... the puzzlse themselves are rather unique as well, and the solutions are not overly complicated... Favorite problem is definately the ExtremelyHardUpstairsProblem of DOOM.. <3 overall 5/5, already favorited. cant wait for the next installment

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skullzx7

Jul. 4, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) It seems to me that lasers are a metaphor for stress, pitfalls are metaphors for depression, and the walls you have to open seem to bee day-to-day activities that she can't do without smoking (because of addiction)

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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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rahulbhatt

Aug. 19, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Its Good timing game Helps in time management Salute!!!!

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snowcube94

Apr. 27, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Anyone notice that in "The Meadows" levels, all the lasers no longer harm Kathryn anymore. So, at that point she must have shook off all the sadness and stress :)

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winchuga

Apr. 24, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Fantastic... Only thing that was kind of annoying is because characters keep moving while I'm trying to read the dialog... however, 5/5

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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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mandheer

Sep. 26, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Rotating cigarette is the loading bar...

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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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PhotonRaine

Sep. 20, 2013

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

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doctorwhotmbg

Aug. 3, 2013

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

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