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JesseEmerald

Jan. 2, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) It's funny how a game so simplistic can convey so much meaning. Not in the story itself, but in the fact that you write the story as you play it. The meaning is different for everyone, because it relies on how you play it to be a meaningful experience. Because every way to play it is a meaningful experience, because it explains how you deal with loneliness. Definitely needs better ratings. This teaches such a valuable lesson in game design that many overlook. The fact that Video Games are a way to tell a story about yourself. That it's YOUR experience, not the main characters.

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Pietacular

Aug. 8, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Shit, I never expected to get depressed by a game about squares...

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Belain

Dec. 18, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Extra Credits (The show) brought me here. You have just taught me a new way to look at a valuable more in life, friend. Regardless of anything, you are here and this is your place in the world. There will always be an opportunity for something; anything. Unfortunately for many, the opportunity doesn't go as hoped. But even then, when that opportunity has past, a new one will appear. Just keep trying to find the next one, and then the next one, and eventually you will find something. Y'know, it may not be what you expect - perhaps even nothing you hoped for - but if you listen just as much as you hope to be heard, you will find something you hardly knew you wanted in the first place. In the end, all is well. Always.

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VAGJAP

Sep. 21, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) Nice message..

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MikeSC

Sep. 22, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) I really like this, I don't think it deserves its low score at all. It's a game that can trigger some soul-searching. It isn't over-complicated at all- plenty of flash games I enjoy because they're complicated enough to drown out my sadder thoughts, but this helped me to engage with them. 5/5 from me.

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King_Cat3

May. 28, 2016

Under rating threshold (show) A Game that is so simple yet still gets the messege that people shuld value others as then you have a friend and friends bring happyness and joy and hapiness is a wonderful thing

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Ravin_Raven

May. 23, 2016

Under rating threshold (show) Plot twist: Something was hanging out of his nose the whole time.

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ergman

Aug. 3, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) Ok. I wasn't too impressed with this until I realized that I had begun deliberately avoiding other squares because I knew it was futile and didn't want to ruin their pretty patterns. I think the metaphor therein nets this game at least a little respect.

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phynnboi

Jun. 19, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I imagined I was the alpha square of my territory, driving away competing squares. By the end, I was quite pleased with my handiwork! Guess this game is a matter of perspective.

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Orion159

Oct. 26, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) The funny thing is, that eventually, I ended up avoiding all the groups so as not to disturb their unique patterns. Just watched them as I walked by. Brought me a little too close to my middle school memories. :P

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FrostyRainbows

Jul. 7, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Near the end of this game there were squares by themselves yet they still run away. They would rather play by themselves than with me

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Blarf1

May. 30, 2016

Under rating threshold (show) HOW CAN I HELP!?!?!?

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del14748519_5934

Dec. 22, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) As of the while writing this comment I am taking a short break from making my own video about the fact that while video games have the ability to become art, few if any have reached that level just yet. This game about squares, is without question art. perhaps not the first game to become art but one of the very few clear examples of it.

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omazing28

May. 8, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) So true, i never thought i would get depressed by a game about squares

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lesbianbears

Jan. 22, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I kept trying to get closer and closer to the other boxes/people. I ended up giving up and avoiding them. I just drove the boxes/people away.

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Link4251

Jan. 19, 2016

Under rating threshold (show) i found myself in tears at the end and having a korean background made it more relatable to people this just shows that we should accept all and for those people who say this is a party game or it is just weird you are wrong this is a game based on a real person who had trouble making friends because he/she was different i don't know how it got such a low score i rate it a 100/5

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KHodges51

Nov. 27, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Featured on Extra credits again :D I agree with them it totally is a game and I really liked it. ALL of you NEED to play Timeframe, especially if you enjoyed this. Timeframe is the most emotional game I have played in a while and it is 10 minutes long

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raincoffee

Oct. 31, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) This is about (obviously, guys!) South Korea, where intense education blocks teens' humanity and morality to grow and mature. Due to that and 'Izimae' culture of Japanese - which refers to phenomenon of isolating a single or a few students in school (damn Japan... S.Korea have been affected by so many wrong cultures due to Japan's colonisation of S.Korea. S.Korea became independent again in 1945.), many teens in S.Korea suffers and even commits suicide. One among four students is said to have experienced this. :(

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XeniaTheGreek

Jan. 4, 2016

Under rating threshold (show) *repeats to herself* "They're just squares, just squares, just squares... Please stop crying..." Saddest time of my life... 5/5

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pjake12345

Jul. 31, 2016

Under rating threshold (show) dude its not meant to be super special its supposed to convey a message. but your view on it is your view "i may not agree with what you are saying, I will defend to the death your right to say it" Voltaire.

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ninjikid

Apr. 21, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) for ever alone

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jwhutch

Jan. 25, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) this game was beautiful, it is truly simplistic, but emotionally provoking

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awesomepi314

Nov. 2, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) God... never thought a good depressing game about squares could be kinda depressing... I can also tell you that just my parents' Korean background makes me depressed enough...

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Player_Z

Aug. 15, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) At first I was like "Hey, can I join?" then I was like "Screw you guys I'm moving on! I don't need you anyway" ;-;

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hob22300

Mar. 5, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) art in games can be very awesome

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LiplessPsycho

Sep. 25, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) The whole time, I was hoping that just one of them wouldn't run

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saturngurl715

Aug. 31, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Hey guys! Watcha doing? Can I play to- oh... okay... maybe some other time?

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skarmory12

Mar. 17, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I was depressed by this so simple game.

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FirestormA

Dec. 31, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) This makes me sad.... ;_;

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wobster109

Nov. 18, 2016

Under rating threshold (show) This was interesting. Near the end I didn't try to join the other dots anymore. I walked straight through the groups and didn't wait to see if they saw me.

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Narby12

Aug. 5, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I experience this every day... People running away.. Giving me dirty looks.. And screaming when i talk to them... And even koreans have this same problem... :(

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DashL

Aug. 5, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Eventually I just stopping going towards the other squares so I wouldn't mess them up...

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h3n3ry

Apr. 9, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Well, I have never played a game that had me feeling sad...

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phalanges1972

Feb. 14, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I am actually tearing up over a dot.

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AirieFenix

May. 26, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Today, a bunch of pixels arranged to look like random squares in a screen punched me in the face and made me think about myself and my life. I dare you, I double dare you to play this and keep believing games are not art.

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heavykiller13

Mar. 2, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) sad...

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awesomeness504

Apr. 23, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) when i saw it, i thought it was a game about getting your square to the others somehow... God was i wrong :'3

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alvaromalves

Feb. 7, 2016

Under rating threshold (show) after the 7 or 8 running crowds, ive got myself running from them too... it tells so much of us... love it, makes me think

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Tiberius1704

Mar. 3, 2016

Under rating threshold (show) I need no bodyguards, they MAKE WAY FOR CAESAR!

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silverbroly

Jun. 24, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) that is a touching message....i almost want to cry..... keep making games like that....they help people..like me

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MartijnIV

Dec. 11, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) This actually made me cry

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JoeSmith

Sep. 22, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) Good game Great message

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flangalang

Apr. 23, 2016

Under rating threshold (show) This was me for about 9 years of my life, but after moving to a new place to learn I now have an amazing bunch of friends and a wonderful girlfriend, Thank you game for reminding me of how far I've come.

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TacoChicke

Apr. 7, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I have a slight case of the feels.

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KatnissSkywalker

Dec. 22, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Excuse me, did you just make me cry over a bunch of frickin' squares??!

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del20002668_2210

Oct. 17, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Never thought I could be so affected by a little pixel game. The sad thing is, I really did feel lonely in real life. I kept thinking "Why do they keep moving away? I'm just like them. Do they not like me? Is there something wrong with me?" It's a very deep message for such a simple game. Keep it up man.

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graven2722

Aug. 7, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) All I wanted in the end was for one of the squares to hug me, and not run away... I just wanted one to stay... D'=

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bestgamer

Aug. 22, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Beautifully sad

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darth_massacre

Sep. 6, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) 'Loneliness’ has much in common with 'Loved' by Alexander Ocias - also not a game, but an interesting interactive short story. 'Loneliness' is an interesting interactive poem: the inability to reach your goal, i.e. touching other squares, is a metaphor for futility, one that can't be achieved in any other medium because it works by subverting the gamer's expectation that there is a "point" to what they're doing. But 'Loneliness' is so small that it can neither succeed nor fail. As an experiment in expression, sure, it succeeds - and there's a place for experimenting with expression, e.g. the dream sequences in 'Max Payne'. But it can’t fail because its only goal is to tell you what loneliness is, not what to do about it. There's 2 ways of dealing with loneliness: being emo; and being metal. Be metal. Don't dwell on how much loneliness sucks (which is the message of 'Loneliness', since it has no other message). Make art. Make music. Play 'Costume Quest'. It's awesome!

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fashionableapple

May. 15, 2016

Under rating threshold (show) I'm just like this square. Everyone makes excuses to make me not play.. I still have only a few friends..

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