Comments for Fixation

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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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Developer response from 2DArray

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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akoaysigod

May. 5, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) My computer smokes pretty fast.

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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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H8erade2

Apr. 30, 2012

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

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AcroUltra

Mar. 29, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Some people dislike the dialogue in this game, but I honestly find everything about this game unforgettable

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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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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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dnoble13

May. 6, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) i wish my chores were just jumping around the house too :P

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DjemSo

Apr. 28, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Good game. Not how I expected to spend 2 hours that I should be sleeping. :P

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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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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. 3, 2012

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

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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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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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Memorex77

Apr. 24, 2012

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

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Achren

Apr. 23, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Level 2-5 was absolutely incredible.

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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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timvdalen

May. 4, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Really great game. The way character development works is just magnificent. I really like how the colors of the levels play with Kathryn's emotions. And I can especially appreciate the fact that (like Henry said) the lasers are just in her head and that when she is finally happy, the lasers won't hurt her anymore.

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zakotheclown

May. 1, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Did you ever stop to consider that if you don't like to read, instead of changing the game, maybe it's just not for you? I know a concept not revolving around you is a complicated one, but you'll get the hang of it.

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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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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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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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Spudgeaholic

May. 3, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) That genuinely depressed me, yet made me feel better at the same time.

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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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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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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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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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monchoman45

Dec. 9, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I understood completely until the end. Maybe because I played The Company of Myself first, to me it seems that (spoiler alert) Katheryn is dead? But here Jack is happy, and in The Company of Myself he's sad.

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zayeemwilly

Apr. 24, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) That is one weird house.

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brainisdead

Apr. 27, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Is there a reason you removed the smoke hoops meter after the 1st set of levels?

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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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solidsnak102

May. 12, 2012

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

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Shoblock94

Apr. 30, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I FOUND THE HAT!!! In the last scene, in his house, it is on his dresser.

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Adrian_Varius

May. 4, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I will never think of stairs in the same way again...

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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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TheGreenFaerie

May. 2, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Among all the graces this game possesses-- its story, its music, its pacing, to name a few-- I admire how it is not heavy-handed in dealing with more emotional themes. It shows how games can explore a complex narrative in a meaningful and interactive way. Truly a gem.

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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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Abbx902

May. 7, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Using smoke to block the lasers is just a metaphor for drugging yourself to overcome life's problems. Oh, and one of the most tragic things that I realized, after considering edqwardoe's comment, was that Jack's life is still a wreck in the ending. He's still going towards the left, as Kathryn in the beginning.

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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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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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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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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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