Comments for The Lonely Square

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rocket365

Jan. 11, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Awesome, rated 5/5 before i played the game (Awesome title)

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Developer response from Abigayl

lol, thanks. I think that is the first time I have gotten a 5 for my rather pathetic title choicing :P. EDIT: This is now a top-rated comment? Lots of people like the title???

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Abigayl

Nov. 13, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Thanks everyone for bringing the rating above 3.50 :). TLS is now the second highest rated Stencyl game and 0.20 from being #1!

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Developer response from Abigayl

Thanks so much everyone... TLS is now officially the #1 Stencyl game :D (at least at the time of writing this)

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Kazamaa

Oct. 21, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Great game 5/5.! i liked the story (even though it was a short one) And i loved the fact that in every level you would have to do something different to proceed to the next level. And i LOVED the little faces you put on the squares :D So great job :)

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Developer response from Abigayl

Thanks Kazamaa :). I really tried hard to make each level unique.

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WolfHack

Oct. 17, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) This might be the best StencylWorks game ever!

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Developer response from Abigayl

Thanks! That's actually my goal ;)

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Cyclonea

Oct. 17, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Hey Abi, congratulations on your new game! It looks much more complete than Last Square Standing. Also, good to hear about the charity thing, mind telling us more about it?

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Developer response from Abigayl

Thanks :). The charity is Compassion International. They try to help out children in poor countries all over the world. I have been a child sponsor for many years now and know that they are a very reputable charity that just tries to do a lot of good :)

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zakroot

Dec. 17, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Thank you for responding to my message BTW this game is awesome and it looks like a lot of effort is this your first game?

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Developer response from Abigayl

This game took longer to make than any of my others. It is the second game I made (Last Square Standing was the first).

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shadowhunter2002

Jun. 1, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) i am so going to complete this on hard :D well i might go insane but its worth it

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Developer response from Abigayl

Hard is definitely hard, but it is also definitely doable as I have managed to do it myself. A lot comes down to understanding when to run fast and when to take things slow. Don't forget about the shop, where you can buy things like a custom speed, so you can tweak your player to how you want him. :)

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zakroot

Dec. 6, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) you gotta make the loading a little more faster oh and BTW Awesome Graphics

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Developer response from Abigayl

Each level is customized, which greatly increased the file size, which I cannot do anything about at this point :(. I'm glad you liked the graphics though :).

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UltimateImpulse

Jan. 5, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Nice game but there's a bug. In survival, When you click "Survive" without selecting a character, The game starts normally but there's no character involved in the survival mode (It's not appearing)

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Developer response from Abigayl

Thanks for the heads up. I will look into it.

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brigitte45

Jan. 2, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I love that game. I only wish it had some achievements. 5/5!!!!!

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Developer response from Abigayl

You do realize that there are a ton of in-game achievements and a shop that uses those achievements to unlock customization, right? ;) Thanks for the 5 :)

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reganapple

Oct. 17, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) best game ever

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Developer response from Abigayl

Thanks x3 ;)

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XacceptanceX

Apr. 4, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Great game.Epic name.Nice art and graphics. 5/5

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Developer response from Abigayl

Thanks! I'm glad it finally loaded for you and that you indeed found it to be well worth it :).

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sammytherock

Aug. 26, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) great game needs epilogue

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Developer response from Abigayl

There is a sequel that is being planned. Due to lag issues though, it has been delayed until Stencyl 3 is released, which should be later this year.

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dukejacob3

Aug. 18, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I loved this game it was awesome the game name was nice I had to give it a 5/5 it is one of the best games Ive played (I played over 20000 games and this is in the top 10)

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Developer response from Abigayl

Wow, thank you :). If Stencyl 3.0 fixes the lag issues (it hasn't come out yet), one of my first goals is to make a sequel... "The Other Circle". Most of the details are already set up, just need to be able to avoid the lag issues (and have time to work on it; it's a decent-sized game).

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rocket365

Jan. 11, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Yes! I got a high score.

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Developer response from Abigayl

Congrats :). Don't forget to stop by the shop and get some upgrades. I personally like spawning my enemies in various colors :P

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stillgone

May. 19, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) lots of people seem to like it for it's story, but the game in itself is very bad. The spawning system could use some work and even on easy it's very hard to dodge the circles. (what do the modes do? less/more spawning?) 3/5, only for story, level design and concept 3/5, but only for the story and concept.

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Developer response from Abigayl

I don't get your comment. What would you improve about the spawning? Easy mode is supposed to be "easy"... The difficulties increase spawning rates, but that's about it. If you can be more clear about what you didn't like, then I can do better in the future ;). Glad you liked the story though.

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yumyum36

Mar. 29, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Kongregate, WHy won't you put achievables on this!!!

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Developer response from Abigayl

Even with all of my beta-testing, when this first came out, there were several issues with it. The game has gone through a ton of updates. Unfortunately, Kongregate only puts badges on NEW games that do well, not old ones that have been updated to the point to where now they are good. Thanks for your support though :)

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doodle_man

Mar. 7, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Hay this is taking a while to load?

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Developer response from Abigayl

It's a rather large game, and I made it before understanding some tricks to keep the size down. If your computer or internet is slower, it may take some time to load :(

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SadOne

Jan. 20, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) cute little game, I liked it :) 5/5

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Developer response from Abigayl

Thanks :)

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garygirl1

Jan. 10, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) love it

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Developer response from Abigayl

Thanks :)

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Dangermouse17

Dec. 27, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) I love the game really fun i give a 5/5.(A shame it can't go higher.)

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Developer response from Abigayl

Thanks :D

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lSWATLLAMA

Nov. 23, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) What charity does the revenue go to?

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Developer response from Abigayl

The charity is Compassion International, which helps out children in poor countries get food, schooling, healthcare, education, etc. They really try hard to make a positive impact on the world, so I do what I can to support them. :)

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ARCHMON

Nov. 18, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) i love the ending of your game

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Developer response from Abigayl

Thanks :)

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GamerGuy75

Nov. 25, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) ALL revenue goes to charity! You, for one, are a kind person. :)

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Developer response from Abigayl

Yep, I've raised a couple hundred over the past year for various charities :). It's been an incredible way to spend my extra time.

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blahsh

Nov. 20, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) I like how you respond to all the comments :P

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Developer response from Abigayl

If you are going to take the time to write a comment, letting me know your thoughts on my game (or similar matter), isn't it respectful for me to take a few moments to respond? :)

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itsme21

Apr. 22, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) nice game but if you sprint and press w, control w it shuts down the browser. just when i was on the boss.

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Developer response from 0_Tuo_0

Yeah, I've learned from that mistake (this was the second game I made); I think I added in another option for sprinting, but I can't remember off the top of my head. Other games I've made have other options. There is a level select menu, so you can skip right back to the boss if you want.

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BUNNYMAN13

Jun. 12, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) staplasam, the 1st, 2nd, and 2rd walls are the walls of the stage of a play. The 4th wall is the one that's imaginary, but it's technically still there. Talking to the audience, such as in an aside, breaks such wall.

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Developer response from Abigayl

Aye, thanks. I learned what it was. It wasn't my intention when writing the story, but I'm glad people like it :).

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starplasam626

May. 17, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) 4th wall is commonly seen in comics. Here's how it happens: The character talks/explains something that connects to the real world, between those imaginary comics/games and the real world, is the 4th wall. (Dont know what happened to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.) So it means you broke it.

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Developer response from Abigayl

Thanks, I'm glad that folks are liking the story :).

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goldenwalrus101

Apr. 17, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) vsauce brought me to another great game of yours ( at least i think it is yours) and then i read a comment on that game that took me here. im so glad i found of these games because i love them. good job and good luck on any future games you might be making. (:

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Developer response from Abigayl

Yep, Last Square Standing is also mine. I'm glad you found this one too :). I have a lot of other games (and tutorials) in my profile although they are different from these two. Thanks :)

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Dear3227

Jun. 16, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I really like that you actually reply to comments. That is too rare.

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Developer response from Abigayl

Thanks :). My motto is that if you take the time to write a comment, I should take the time to reply. Comments are the best way for me to learn what players like/don't like in my games, so I do whatever I can to encourage them :).

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Marios1337

May. 8, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Goodbye 4th wall... We will all miss you...

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Developer response from Abigayl

Huh? Is there a bug?

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XacceptanceX

Apr. 2, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) looooooaaaadiiiiiinngg....=_=

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Developer response from Abigayl

Aye, you'll have to be a bit patient. There's a lot of graphics, and this was created before I knew how to optimize the size... but it's well worth it once the wait is over ;).

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Adrianzo

Aug. 15, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Ahh, nice sequel! :) I smashed some records while playing this game: I now have all wall and burst survival top scores :D Great game, 5/5 ♥

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Developer response from Abigayl

Thanks for the 5! I'm glad you found the modes. Unfortunately I see a lot of people who miss the extras.

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bjjdude

Aug. 6, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) i laughed preety hard about the animie guy

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Developer response from Abigayl

I don't know if I should take that as a compliment or not... glad you liked it at least :).

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ironblade41

Aug. 6, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) kind of a fail if u play with wasd. cuz if u press up (w) and ctrl which is spd up, u close the window, so since my window closed i dont know if this is a good game. xD

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Developer response from Abigayl

Unfortunately, I lost the source code, so I cannot fix that issue :(. Try buying a speed upgrade in the shop if you want to go faster.

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DragonGamer727

Jun. 8, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) whichever version you can crash into (it happened to me w/ the pink circle), it was horrible watching the it bounce around afterward after my thousands of previous attempts. But it did get rid of my rage, so it wasn't all bad.

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Developer response from Abigayl

Oh... never had that happen to me (except in Last Square Standing, where it can happen to basically anything in the game :P). Will keep an eye out for issue like that in future releases (I no longer have this base file since I cleaned out my computer :( )

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Boomke

May. 28, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Be careful on max speed... my square got lost outside the map =(

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Developer response from Abigayl

Thanks for the heads up... didn't think of that one... Will be more careful with my boundaries in the future!

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DragonGamer727

May. 23, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) the level 7 text box.... that was cruel

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Developer response from Abigayl

Which version? There's two completely different versions of the level 7 dialogue, depending on whether or not you got the pink circle in all the previous levels or not. ;)

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stillgone

May. 22, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) @Abigayl What about having the enemies already there before you start the level? there don't spawn any new ones and it becomes easier/possible to predict enemy movements. Also, for strategy: enemies with different abilities? like simple enemies that just shoot or chase you, to more complex enemies which can spot you and force all enemies to you or maybe spawn (a limited amount) of new enemies! I don't know, these are just examples of what I would like to see in the second version of this game. Thanks for responding to my comments!

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Developer response from Abigayl

Unfortunately, the sequel was lost in a computer malfunction a while ago. In it though, I did have enemies that chase you. I will think on those other ideas. Thanks :)

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Arrow101

May. 20, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I want that alt ending so bad..... but I have the skill of an idiot

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Developer response from Abigayl

Try to get the full ending first. To get that, you just need to get the pink circle on each level, and in the shop, you can buy the custom difficulty option and tone it down to almost nothing ;).

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stillgone

May. 20, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) @Abigayl the circles spawn right next to you and are sometimes extremly fast. I found completing levels based on luck instead of skill/strategy. which I feel are very important in a game.

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Developer response from Abigayl

Generally speaking, the circles don't spawn right next to you (at least not when they begin spawning). That being said, in the next game (when I get back to making it), there's a red marker where circles come out from, which should help. Yes, there is a decent amount of luck in getting the right timing of the circles, but several levels rely more heavily on fast moving (i.e. maze, key, bomb, and door levels). There isn't a lot of strategy since this is more of an action game, but there is skill in quick reflexes and moving quickly through levels. If you have an idea for increasing the strategy, let me know.

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Snowman25

May. 19, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) hard-mode is really... hard! I like that :)

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Developer response from Abigayl

I'm glad someone enjoys it :). Even I have a hard time beating some levels on hard mode ;).

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nikalagarto

May. 2, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Wow. It's actually FREAKIN' AWESOME!

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Developer response from Abigayl

Thanks :). I worked hard on all of the "extras", such as the shop and user-creation parts.

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Bluetrick

Apr. 9, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I like the game. Clean simple and with a story. Perhaps you could had some colisions instead of just increasing number of enemies. And don't know if you want to continue this game (like the lonely square 2) you could had like shooting like in your tutorials ;).

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Developer response from Abigayl

I've thought about making a second one and including shooting in it.

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freefish

Apr. 5, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) neat i liker how you can change the mode from Cake to hard

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Developer response from Abigayl

Aye, cake was a last-minute addition, after the other 3 had been programmed... so I needed an "easier" sound than "easy"... and I figured a cake joke couldn't hurt :D

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tamtarter

Apr. 5, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) i love developers who try to responed to every comment, it shows that they care about players and their thoughts

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Developer response from Abigayl

If you take the time to write a comment, I should take the time to respond. That's my stance anyways. Besides, I appreciate comments. They let me see what your thoughts are on my games. Because of comments, games have been radically changed over the months. This game is not nearly the game I first published ;)

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yumyum36

Mar. 30, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I mean, as in the photos at the end.....

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Developer response from Abigayl

The pictures at the end were made by StuffedSnacks: http://stuffedsnacks.deviantart.com/

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EthanWaber

Mar. 23, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) that was an exceptional in it's own right. the story line was certainly.... interesting. i haven't yet unlocked the alt ending (im working on it) but how exactly does a human get magically transformed into a square and gets stuck in a white room with other squares and a door taunting them to leave? i mean, perhaps the point is that there is none, but a random human turned into a square in a world inhabited by evil circles..... keep up the fresh ideas and make more :)

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Developer response from Abigayl

Thanks! The project started off as just an expansion of my minigame, but I wanted a lite storyline to go with it. Then, I got to thinking that if the characters could talk, why not make them human in the end? As for why he started off in the room or how he got there... tis a story for another time. There is indeed a backstory, but in case I can use it later on, don't want to reveal it now.

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steven_boys

Mar. 2, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) lol the developer reply most comment :3 ima trying the game

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Developer response from Abigayl

It takes checking the game every day (which there was some system to auto-notify me of a comment), but I like to read what people have to say about my games, both good and bad. It's the best way I know of to improve.

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meyhemmaker

Oct. 19, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) is there anyway you might be able to make the loading bar faster or is it just slow for me???

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Developer response from Abigayl

The file size is rather large unfortunately, which is what is causing a long loading time. I didn't know much about optimization when I made the game... I hope it's worth the wait though!

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