Comments for Fractured

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stewbasic

Jan. 25, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Small suggestion: Once the game is completed, have some option to see the whole poem? I was too focused on the puzzles and didn't remember the lines. Anyway I liked the mechanic :).

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Developer response from GroZZleR

Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it.

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MadHatter26th

Jan. 17, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Absolutely fantastic. Talk about having to need a good grip on spacial relations. I love the scattered puzzle feel, having to watch all the pieces as you hop around to find out where it all fits, being upside down one moment and sideways the next. Well done!

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Developer response from GroZZleR

I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thank you very much.

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DryCrustyBlood

Jan. 17, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Clever game. Enjoyable. Mixture of try and fail exploration and logically putting pieces together in your head.

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Developer response from GroZZleR

Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it.

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danishgoel

Jan. 17, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) loved the game. Great concept and equally great execution.

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Developer response from GroZZleR

Thank you very much.

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Dahlaa

Jan. 17, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Surely one of the most creative concepts I've seen for a long time. Would be even greater if WASD worked ;)

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Developer response from GroZZleR

Thank you for your kind words. *Update* WASD should now work properly again.

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Zachbrew

Jan. 17, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Very few platformers have such good controls and even fewer hold such an emotional feel, everything is perfect. 10/10

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Developer response from GroZZleR

Thank you very much. You're too kind.

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reject5k90

Jan. 19, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) anyone else take random leaps of faith?

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Developer response from GroZZleR

I hope not! Look for clues in the backgrounds like cut in half posters to help piece the world together.

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KILLERMA

Jan. 22, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) A back to menu button would be nice. Oh, and the option to hear the poem once we've finished would be fantastic ;)

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Developer response from GroZZleR

I've sent you a PM with the entire poem, sorry if you missed it. Thanks for playing.

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Nude_Hotdog

Jan. 20, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I rarely feel the need to comment on games, but what you've created here is simply a work of art. Beautiful looking artwork with perfectly fitting sounds and music. Whoever did the voice acting for telling the story did a wonderful job as well. At first I found myself mildly frustrated by the disorientation of transitioning upside down, but after adjusting to it this game become apparent to be a much needed relaxing breath of fresh air in an era of overtly saturated genres. Simple design, yet extremely elegant. Thank you for this masterpiece. I look forward to seeing what create in the future.

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Developer response from GroZZleR

Wow. Thank you very much. I'm glad you enjoyed the game on such a level and I'll make sure to pass along your compliments to the voice actress and the audio engineer.

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talamori

Jan. 20, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) great game. I actually wrote the poem down as it was that captivating.

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Developer response from GroZZleR

That makes me smile. Thank you.

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king93khan

Jan. 20, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) The game made Me realized how much relations are important and that we have to make the most of them while they last.Great game.

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Developer response from GroZZleR

That's powerful stuff. I'm glad you had such a connection with the game. Thank you.

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eevee444

Feb. 14, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) For those people who wanted to see the whole poem: I hope and pray that I will find, the child that I have left behind, for as I hear the madness gloat, a frightened scream rips from my throat, a child's love, with blind ambition, against my panicked admonition, into the heart of evil's lair, I battle on without despair, and search and wonder as I might, I see no ending to my plight, the is no point in searching more, for I'm the one he's searching for

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Developer response from GroZZleR

Yep, that's it.

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alaeha

Jan. 19, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I enjoy the concepts (both gameplay and narrative) a great deal. I was able to find my way around by either analyzing the shapes of the pieces or occasionally by simply dancing on the edge of my current piece until I figured out where it connected -- and there's something to be said for the image of a boy whose world has literally been shattered trying to find his mother. The music suits it, the sound syncs up well, and the graphics are nicely done. On a mechanical level, the game handles nicely, though the ceilings have an obnoxious habit of hanging too low and cutting off my jumps. 4 Stars, and I'll be watching you.

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Developer response from GroZZleR

Thanks. Hitting your hit is definitely annoying. That's a problem with Flash games some times, I had to make the world 500x500 to fit inside a 600x600 Flash window. If I could've made the screen bigger, a lot more would have been possible. Thanks for playing.

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satorian

Jan. 17, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Very innovative. I just wish the creator and I shared the same taste in poetry...

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Developer response from GroZZleR

Thank you for playing / Sorry you disliked the poem / Enjoy this haiku.

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blackjack666

Jan. 18, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Its a nice game, but I would have liked to hear the poem all in one go at the end, rather than only as fragmented peices.

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Developer response from GroZZleR

I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'm considering changing the ending a bit to feature the whole poem from all the requests.

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gamergirl236

Jan. 22, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I hope and pray that I will find The child that I have left behind For as I hear the madness gloat A frightened scream rips from my throat A child's love, with blind ambition Against my paniced admonition Into the heart of evil's lair I battle on, without dispair And search and wander as I might I see no ending to my plight There is no point in searching more For I'm the one he's searching for

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Developer response from GroZZleR

Hopefully no one reads this before playing the game. Thank you for transcribing it.

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Rokjah

Jan. 20, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) although a very good concept and very functional, innovative platforming, the story just felt lacking. something was just missing, i cant explain what, but it needed just something more

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Developer response from GroZZleR

The story is definitely subtle. I didn't want it to overpower the mechanic itself. I'm glad you enjoyed it though.

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PapaBear518

Jan. 17, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I was wishing that I could read the dialogue at the end, all together... or hear it! Lots track of the parts as some of the levels took me some time to get through. Great game. Lots of heart.

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Developer response from GroZZleR

I've sent you a message with the entire poem. Thanks for playing and I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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xandramas

Jan. 17, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) interesting concept

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Developer response from GroZZleR

Thanks for playing.

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axzes

Jan. 19, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) God, this thing is a bit depressing.... -_-

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Developer response from GroZZleR

My favourite aspect is how the music slowly strips away until only a howling wind is left.

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Zag24

Jan. 18, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Very clever! It's been a while since I've seen a NEW idea. You not only have one, but you've executed it quite well. In the second or third bonus round, I was a little put off by the jump that you can only make if you walk out to nearly the last pixel before jumping, well past where intuition says you should have fallen. Other than that, I really like the game. I love the ones where just jumping around won't get you there, you really have to figure it all out.

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Developer response from GroZZleR

Ooo yeah, that jump is pretty cheeky. Sorry about that. Glad you enjoyed the rest of the game and saw it all the way through.

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mitico1789

Jan. 18, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) it's good idea to use your hat for find what's the next point you will appear

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Developer response from GroZZleR

Yep. Watch out for cut in half trees, posters and even lamp posts too.

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momoiscool

Jan. 18, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Great game, great music, and great concept. It's really nice to see something new and unique, especially when its all put together in such a nice way. Keep up the good work ^^.

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Developer response from GroZZleR

Thank you. I'm very happy with what it's become. It's going to be hard to live up to.

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diestarbucks

Jan. 18, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Really great game. Well thought out and put together. I wasn't sure what to expect when I clicked on it, but I am really glad I did.

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Developer response from GroZZleR

I'm glad you enjoyed your unexpected journey.

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johnny1206

Jan. 22, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Wow. This is one of the most original concept after Continuity! :D

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Developer response from GroZZleR

Thanks! That means a lot.

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Dathara

Feb. 8, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) That story, though. It looks like a little bot just lost his mother. She's dead, and she's the one reading the poem. She's trying to stop the little boy from following her, but in the end, in the last level, he kills himself to be with her. Hence, the leap of faith into the void. I could be wrong, but that's what I got from the game. And if that's the case...this "innocent" game is very, very sad.

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Developer response from GroZZleR

Your interpretation is entirely fair but there's more than one way to interpret the story. Perhaps the boy finally learns to let go of his mother and move on with his life instead of following her shadow? In this case, the story is actually quite opposite of sad.

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andrex1212

Feb. 11, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I love the story as it fits with my childhood - and life in general. I've been searching for my Mom forever through fractured thoughts and memories; through heartache, pain and loss. From a child to an adult. I've been searching for her - because she's dead. It may not be the original concept behind the story; but that's what a great piece of art is - it is able to be interpreted and felt at a deeper level when there isn't a direct explanation. Phenomenal work Grozzler! I am off to play the second one now.

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Developer response from GroZZleR

I'm sorry to hear that. It's comforting to see that you choose not to wallow in self pity for a life that "might have been" but instead opt to grow from the experience and become a better person for it. Thank you very much for sharing.

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Cyfir

Jan. 17, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Good game. Would have liked it to pause-until-click after showing each levels completed puzzle. Loved the creepy poem and music.

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Developer response from GroZZleR

And here I was worried the transitions were too long, heh. Thanks for playing.

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Sleepingpill

Feb. 11, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Oh, and you need to recap the poem! I had too loud music on at first, and well, my memory is rubbish so I wouldn't remember it through doing puzzles anyhoo, but I want to see it after I play, so for the next game add the poem at the end ;)

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Developer response from GroZZleR

I'll PM you the poem or you can check out the comments for it. Sorry about that.

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Firstlicker

Jan. 22, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Needs Badges Please. D: and 5/5

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Developer response from GroZZleR

That's not up to me, unfortunately.

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plbelloti

Feb. 10, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) WOW!! Just saw Fractured 2 on the main page and went back to this one to play it first... Must say, I'm VERY impressed... I'm a huge fan of puzzle plataformers and I must say this is a awesomely thought brand new mechanic. Congratulations! Just some suggestions: "R" for retry, stage selection, whole poem available when done, some bonus poem line for the challenge maps! Anyway, 5/5 for the originality and all! Thanks for the amazing mind bending situations

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Developer response from GroZZleR

Rock on. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'm making a list of feature requests for any new titles going forward and will make sure they get implemented. It's a little rough to go back and add things like a level select without having the art to do so. Thanks for playing.

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Phil1542Top4

Jan. 22, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Dis... game... too... saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad =''''''(

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Developer response from GroZZleR

It's fun to explore your feelings some times. I'm glad you connected with it. Thank you.

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Eklipsed

Jan. 19, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Absolutely FANTASTIC! Insanely clever and beautifully designed. The difficulty progression was perfect, it got harder at just the right rate to not create frustration but allow you to love and look forward to the next challenge. I didn't want it to end. Originality factor is through the roof. 11/10 I hope to see sequels

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Developer response from GroZZleR

Thanks. I'm glad you liked the pacing, I worked on that for quite a bit re-arranging the order of levels.

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viaco12

Jan. 22, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) That was pretty neat. I think it's interesting when you finish each level and the pieces sit themselves together, and as it turns out, it would have been an insanely easy task had they been oriented right in the first place. Scattering the pieces like that makes things a lot harder than you would think. Good work, man.

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Developer response from GroZZleR

Thank you. I'm really glad I added that too.

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skydreamer42

Jan. 21, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) A metaphor for the shattered mind of a child who has lost his mother. Very deep. Excellent gameplay. Tragic poetry. Never has a platformer made my eyes moist with emotion. Thank You.

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Developer response from GroZZleR

I'm happy you connected so well with it. Thank you for sharing this.

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shannanan

Jan. 26, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Awesome game. Needs more levels and a recap of the initial poem.

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Developer response from GroZZleR

More levels would need a new mechanic to help keep it fresh. I'll definitely keep it in mind though. Thanks.

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MathManiac

Feb. 25, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) This is a wonderful game with a poem about how a mother is trying to find his son. The emotions you have added to the game made it well written, along with the background music amplifying it. And then, she know that all along the boy is looking for her. The last two lines, "There is no hope in searching more; for I'm the one he's searching for." Not only that, but when the boy finds the ghost mother and falls down... It makes me believe that the boy is actually searching for a way out of a life in where his mother is dead, and the mother grieves because when she died, she felt she left her son behind.

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Developer response from GroZZleR

That's definitely one way to interpret it. That's the great thing about the narrative, there is no one "right" way. I'm glad you enjoyed it and connected with the experience.

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elbarf

Aug. 25, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Instead of over analyzing the board, I just kept jumping random places until I could figure out how the puzzle pieces related to each other. I would give it a four on a four point scale (4/4) for originality.

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Developer response from GroZZleR

That's one way of tackling it... probably save yourself a headache or two, also. Glad you enjoyed it.

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greenshirtman

Mar. 25, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Beautiful game, challenging, but enjoyable, also the poem added a layer of depth of wish I've never seen in a platform game. Great job, 5/5.

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Developer response from GroZZleR

Thank you very much. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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delve

Jan. 21, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I love the evocation of mental dysfunction. Good choice of background music and excellent voice work. This whole work fits together very nicely with itself. It's a shame the poem was so short, but a work has to be just as long as it needs to be :) Worth 6 stars if I could give it to you.

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Developer response from GroZZleR

I feel it's just the right length too. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thank you.

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Ragnel

Jan. 22, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) SPOILER!!!! I hope an pray that I will find the child that I have left behind. For as I hear the madness gloat, a frightened scream rips from my throat. A childs love with blind ambition, against my panicked admonition. Into the heart of evil's lair, I battle on without despair. And search and wander as I might, I see no ending to my plight. There is no point in searching more, for I'm the one he's searching for. Beautiful.

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Developer response from GroZZleR

I'm sure others will appreciate this. Thank you.

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link53092

Jan. 21, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) great game. its like a brand new take on a classic platformer, and was really enjoyable. also liked how it actually took some thinking to figure out 5/5

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Developer response from GroZZleR

Glad you enjoyed it. Thank you.

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heatkiller18

Jan. 20, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) awsome game but more levels u go one the harder but great job with game keep up good work

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Developer response from GroZZleR

Sorry it's a little short. Glad you enjoyed it anyways.

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pocketdare

Jan. 20, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I can't help but imagine that if I were a more poetic soul and had paid attention to the sentiment rather than jumping around like a madman, I'd find this sad :(

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Developer response from GroZZleR

I didn't set out to make people sad, so maybe it's for the best? Thanks for playing.

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azdun

Jan. 20, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) not bad i mean its has a story

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Developer response from GroZZleR

Thanks.

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MistyNight

Jan. 20, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) For some weird reason this game doesn't load for me here on Kong, it works fine on the BigDino page though... Using Chrome.

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Developer response from GroZZleR

That's really weird. There's nothing different between the two versions. Sorry about that.

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Sain1982

Jan. 20, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Lovely game, 5/5 for the challenge! could you please incorporate a tag that allows you to read the whole story once the storyline is finished?

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Developer response from GroZZleR

I've PM'd you the whole poem. Sorry about that.

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dtdanddtl

Jan. 20, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) i waish at the end i could read everything that was said at the bottom, it was too hard to keep up with what was being said and solving the level at the same time

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Developer response from GroZZleR

It definitely could've been a little more cohesive but I kinda dig how broken up the story is. Sorry you couldn't get into it.

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EmiraldX

Jan. 19, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Beautiful game, great atmosphere and love the puzzle, trying to figure out your way through a mixed up world. Looking forward to more games from you ^.^

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Developer response from GroZZleR

Thank you. Fingers crossed I'm not a one hit wonder.

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darkman102

Jan. 22, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Need a save feature or a level select.

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Developer response from GroZZleR

I like it the way it is. It's not for everyone but I wanted it to be experienced in one sitting.

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