Comments for Blackwood Prologue

avatar for WunderfulWombat
WunderfulWombat

Feb. 21, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Hey! Stop destroying those flowers! I worked hard to plant those!

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Gullwhacker

Jul. 25, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) For some reason, the second orb isn't appearing for me. Nice atmosphere, but that's about it. Rather linear.

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Developer response from blakemoso

It's by far the trickiest orb to get, you must be very specific with your actions! Hope that helps!

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Innominate

Jul. 25, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Okay, all 6 orbs: 1. Leave the starting screen and return. 2. When you "wake up" re-enter your bedroom. 3. After getting shot keep heading left. 4. After hopping down the cliff walk under it. 5. When you get the shovel and are about to dig the holes say "no" and it will ask you if you want to dig for treasure. Do so. 6. Return the shovel to the guy. Credit to Gigalamesh for some of these.

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misanthr0pe

Jul. 30, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Spoiler: For the second orb you have to stand under the picture in your room and jump facing left.

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xyroclast

Sep. 13, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) The background art is amazing!

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8jack8

Aug. 30, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) the second orb is not gotten by reentering your bedroom, you have to align your head with the picture on the wall of yourself.

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Rayshay

Mar. 27, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Great Game, The Atmosphere is great the game overall perfect, the story is PERFECT ,I love how when you die its like you go to a different dimension and you start all over.

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gorilla8

Jul. 21, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) nice but very linear

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deux94

Jul. 16, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) "goes back with the stick for the old man... saw a evil creature eating the old man ..." HELLLLL NOPE

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kake99

Jul. 21, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I guess this was just the first part.

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streetcat123

Jul. 2, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) It should really be longer. I loved it, but i was kinda sad when the old guy got eaten....

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KendraB

May. 17, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I like the exclamation marks all the time. I got a hammer! I got a strange orb!

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Joyhype

Aug. 11, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) That was a pretty interesting experience. I'm not really sure what was going on. But the art and the sound effects were used great. I loved the detail with the sound effects, especially when the boy walks on hardwood floor and how that changes to a harder footstep sound. As for the story, I'm still not really sure what happened but after reading the comments of some other players, I can piece together the story. The ending left me staring at the screen for a good few seconds contemplating what just happened.

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Gigalamesh

Jul. 24, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I can only find three orbs. 1. After getting shot, keep heading left and it's on the ground. 2. When you go down the cliff, walk underneath it and it's there. 3. Return the shovel to the guy. Anyone know how to get the rest?

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AceOfJ

Aug. 19, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) The linearity of the game (which I think commenters have overstated), is actually an important part of what the game is about. The character finds himself in a world that the doesn't understand and can only weakly control, a feeling reinforced by the limitation of the player's choice. "Linear" shouldn't necessarily be a bad word in game design.

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napper422

Jul. 25, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) For the second orb you jump up in front of your picture in the bedroom after waking up. Thumbs up this since most people seem to be having trouble with it

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Animalistisk

Jul. 24, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) OKAY. END GAME. OKAY SADFACE

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dragondave17

Aug. 2, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Another strange bug. After taking the boat to the Valley, I moved right straight away and my guy got stuck running right against nothing at the end of the pier.

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shorty02

Jul. 26, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) hey got your cane back...um...i'm just going to back away now...any second...um...well i tried.

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Toxicmaz

Jul. 5, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Can break a mirror with a hammer but not a shovel

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Dragongrr

Aug. 15, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) WOW! When's the next one coming? I think when cotis gets there he will get out and wander around stretching his legs and somehow enter the "Inverse Blackwood" from his dreams.

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WexMajor

Jun. 3, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I got a hammer, I found a mirror. Stop. Hammertime!

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imtoawsome

Aug. 9, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I'm getting the feeling this is about the holocaust(the fences and towers look like an internment camp, their outfits look like stylised prison outfits, the man in the quarry looks like he has forced labour, the digging of holes could represent graves and I think lilies can sometimes represent death). Although I'm not sure about the man who shot costis and warned him to quit represents the Nazis and I have no idea what the giant mirror/the inverse would be but at the end they do have to take the train to grandma's which could be his mom's way of saying they have to go to a concentration camp(where his grandma would be).

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RazzyBlue

Jul. 26, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Okay all the orbs Specified: 1. Leave The starting screen and return. 2. When you "wake up" re-enter your bedroom and go under the painting while facing the same way then jump. 3. After getting shot keep heading left. 4. After hopping down the cliff walk under it. 5. When you get the shovel and are about to dig the holes say "no" and it will ask you if you want to dig for treasure. Do so. 6. Return the shovel to the guy. Credit to Gigalamesh and Innominate.

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SoundEngineer

Jul. 31, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Interesting, promising story, good choice of music. However, I do feel this pushes the definitions of 'game' a little, since there was no challenge aside from the collection of orbs, a task which the player has little incentive to complete. I know it's just a prologue, but I was expecting a little more. Still, looking forward to see how this develops...

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GamerGuy75

Aug. 13, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Loved it. A bit short and not very puzzling, but Ilike that about it. 5/5

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sibkid

Aug. 16, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) please, do not turn out like the 10+ betas that broke my heart. Make the sequel, I beg of you!

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Developer response from blakemoso

I will make it! I promise! It will probably take quite some time though

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dragondave17

Aug. 2, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Had a strange bug. The text "Where am I?" didnt appear the first 20 or so times I loaded the game, and I couldn't move. It finally appeared and I can move now. Haven't seen anyone else report having this bug so very odd, unless the game was in the middle of a hidden update.

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Mistermind

Aug. 1, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) When you collect all orbs you get a slightly different ending.

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kingslender

Jul. 30, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Nice looking game. I grew up in a town called Blackwood.

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Eruyaean

Jul. 25, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) First Orb: Directly at the beginning, go right. after anwsering "mom?dad?" go left again. Second Orb: When gpoing to grab water, go right till you're in the kitchen. dont grab the water, but go back left again util you#re in your room. Thrid Orb: After getting shot, keep going left. Fourth orb: After jumping down the tiny cliff, go left. Fifth orb: When you got the shovel, got to dig holes for the lilith. When asked if you want to dig the holes, press no. Then it asks you to dig for a treasure. press yes. Sixth Orb: After digging the holes, return the shovel to the miner-guy.

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CLouD21EFwS

Aug. 7, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) * SPOILER SECOND ORB * to get the second orb in the bedroom you must line up cortis beneath his own picture.... ( make sure to that he is facing the same way as the picture) so when you jump up it matches with the picture. I got this orb by being stupid and jumping up at certain things xD

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starwarsdurge

Jul. 21, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) it was a good game but i didnt understand the point of it besides being in a dream

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avatar for Celidah
Celidah

Jul. 24, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Oh, wow. This looks like a fantastic multi-part game in the tradition of Coma & Nevermore. I'm thoroughly intrigued! MOAR!

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eSkye

Sep. 9, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) This was a very sweet game, especially for something so short. And the ending was very nice. It was quite linear but in a very nice, limbo sort of way, as AceOfJ said. I'd love to see another game from you! The artwork and soundtrack were wonderful and the storyline was kind of interesting, although something of more complicated sorts would be nice, with more of a goal. Great game! 5/5

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clefchange

Jul. 23, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) great sound effects.

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cheesejeff

Aug. 1, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I like this game, but some choices might 'Costiss" our lives!

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Shimera

Jul. 25, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) The way the leaves crunch beneath my feat...I've never felt more satisfied.

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GamerGuy75

Sep. 1, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) So is this like a demo for the actual game?

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MrGlobal

Oct. 12, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) "Ah, the kid who borrowed my shovel. Nope, don't want it back before you dig holes for some random guy I don't even know about.".

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PHWEEB

Jan. 10, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) brings to mind 'death fugue' by paul celan, too "we're digging a grave in the sky it is ample to lie there" the poem also talks about being shot, digging and digging, 'black milk of daybreak', etc

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Arus51

Jul. 19, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I liked the game, but the extended ending was pretty anticlimactic.

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kid10j

Jul. 23, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Still waiting for the rest of the game...

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jikiarikuta

Aug. 1, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) So if I'm correct, the dreams of the boy Costis is what happens when the train arrives in Blackwood?

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ashleybond

Jul. 22, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Has potential....I have to agree with starwarsdurge...Not much of a story, but maybe that was the point? hmmmm. 3/5

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christina9133

Jul. 22, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) This is an amazing game. Love the music. Its not very tough. Its fun and interesting. Play it. You won't regret it.

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avatar for Drakeness
Drakeness

Aug. 1, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Looks nice so far. Looking forward to the full game.

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CoolFlow

Jul. 31, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) You can do alot with this game if you start adding multiple choices.

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gekolvr0734

Mar. 2, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Linear but quite fun. I'm rather hoping for a yea/nay on what's going on myself...

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MyGreenFrog

Jul. 30, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Beautiful to look at, but, ultimately, just another one of those "walking games". Nothing bad about that, I just don't like them very much, personally.

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