Comments for Soul Tax

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paulhe55555

Aug. 5, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) So the jackhammer can destroy the floor, but it does nothing when I use it on the guy's head?

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Developer response from jlong64

Didn't have time to add that feature :(

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goldendragon100

Aug. 5, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Soul Tax- the game where it's actually enjoyable to pay your taxes.

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Payneinsane

Aug. 5, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) I thought I would go to heaven?! Not after what you just did. LOL. That gave me a good laugh. Death is a manipulative one isn't he?

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Geenf11

Aug. 5, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Great concept, great jokes, great gameplay. Though, the timer feels unnecessary.

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Developer response from jlong64

Sorry you guys don't like the timer! I've actually just updated the game to have configurable difficulty settings. Set the difficulty to easy to get rid of the time limit. The problem with not having a timer at all is that it greatly limits level design options. If you aren’t restricted by a time limit, then in a lot of levels you don’t need to use any particular strategy at all. For example, if you’ve gotten to the “Shower of Money” level, you could easily beat the level just by possessing each character on the side of the tower and walking off, when the more interesting solution is to use the CEO to vomit money off the sides of the tower. Having a time limit forces the player to figure out that solution, rather than going for the obvious, but boring solution. That said, I understand that people want to be able to mess around without a time limit. So now you can do that! Thanks for the feedback everyone, it is really appreciated!

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bookworm291

Aug. 5, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) CURSE you death ... i dont want to have to listen to beiber music for all eternity

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tymon80

Nov. 14, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Guard: Hey look! a thief! Let's just stand here until he kicks us out of the window!

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shadowknight555

Apr. 28, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Ghost: I think these people are... Death: Too stupid to live? Ghost: Yeah, that's right. Death: Get used to it.

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Petso66

Aug. 7, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) So here's what I get so far: A ghost is haunting this place and each day they have to change the building. After that didn't work out, they called in the cops.. After THAT didn't work they invested in psychic robots. Even that didn't work! So they rented a hero. One big thing they forgot to do? Call Ghost Busters!

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JBAjoshuavw

Jan. 3, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) great if it had badges + if it needs badges and wish there is part 2 of this

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Tobakado

Aug. 6, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Cant tell if death has a Scythe or a Minecraft Pickaxe. XD

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Feonixbrimstone

Mar. 5, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) The humor alone made me want to give it a 4/5 the game play wanted me to give it another 4/5 as well and then the lovely retro music wanted me to give even another 4/5 again SO YOU EARNED A 12/5

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anjoanjo8

Feb. 11, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) manager FUS RO DAH!!!

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dexms4

Aug. 7, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Man, are those some incompetent guards. Three of them can't stop an unarmed thief.

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vgamemaster1337

Jan. 19, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) make it so the timer goes up, so the more time u take, the less points you get.

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HeartofDragons

Jan. 5, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) This thing was just too funny! I was practically laughing the whole way through it! XD 5 stars!

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DrNazus

Aug. 29, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) I killed a guy with my bare hands while a guard watched. How much are they getting paid?

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39cluezfan

Jan. 9, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) i tried breaking the window with the janitor and resulted in destroying a whole wall (:

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thundercatsrule

Nov. 5, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) PUT A SEQUAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! plus this if you want a sequal at a bunch of b-day partys >:D >:D >:D >:D kids D:> D:> D:> D:> D:>

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hometue

Aug. 31, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) I, superman of the world, can run at super fast speed, crush people in a split second and run through glass windows, but I will die when I try to run through a door.

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guitarmaniac450

Aug. 14, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) In a world where burglars run amok, where people suspiciously kill each other, and where evil scientists shrink people, the police do nothing.

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Fundabolt

Aug. 8, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Very well done mate, had quite an enjoyable time playing. Will you be making any other games?

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Developer response from jlong64

Thanks, I'm glad you liked it :) There will be more games in the future, but for now we're taking a much needed rest!

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nexus007

Aug. 7, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) would love to see more AI ie have the police react when they see a thief, or have people running around when people start jumping or when they are getting kicked, have the NPCs kicking back or something --> this would involve having a health factor

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Arus51

Aug. 7, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Wait a sec. He goes to hell if he DOESN'T kill people?

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Developer response from jlong64

We live in a crazy world!

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Lumpystew

Aug. 6, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) ATTENTION: You must pay attention to the number of souls you have collected. I personally spent thirty minutes trying to solve level 2, when all I had to do was hit enter. There can be surviving people, you simply need to collect the proper NUMBER of souls.

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thegoodlocust

Aug. 5, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) I have to hit 4 damn buttons to quickly restart a level - p, r, enter, enter. Make a quick restart button that skips the dialogue.

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Elimenator8970

Aug. 8, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Suggestion:PlayerPack!In the level editor, people should be able to make those intro scenes, where death talks to the ghost and people talk to eachother.Maybe even add in a person-maker?We could be able to choose how they look, as in painting, choose out of a large variety of special abilities, and choose how high they can jump and how fast they can run.I'm(almost) sure everyone would love level editors.

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trampek

Aug. 8, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Proof of that killing people is a way to pay your taxes.

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dxrules63

Aug. 7, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Wow, Jlong64, you truly are an AMAZING devoloper. Not only did you make a great game, but you listen to the feedback. I mean, sometimes, very rarely, developers actually take the time to listen and make even little changes to the game, but giving the option to take away the time limit is a huge update and it makes me have much more respect for you as a developer. Just for that i'm giving you a 5/5. and i do understand why you have it in there, but its hard to explain, but when i'm playing a game, i HATE to feel rushed, and that's what a time limit does. I still do try and figure out the intended solution and sit back and relax while I play.

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Developer response from jlong64

Thanks :) I understand why you guys don't like the time limit, and I think having a difficulty select was a good compromise.

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123123s3

Aug. 7, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) needs a level editor

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ahmadtoo

Aug. 7, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) so let me get this straight...an old lady telling stories can affect robots....but a generic shrink ray can't?

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XDukeX

Aug. 5, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) That was a really nice game, but I was kinda disappointed that the bonus souls didn't really unlock anything.. guess they are just for bragging rights then :D

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lauds

Aug. 5, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Bieber music? Now I'm even more afraid to die!

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mandheer

Mar. 11, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) how about level editor

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iame123

Mar. 16, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) man, not even the CEO deserves to listen to bieber music.

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ShadowRayquaza

Aug. 8, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Policeman: "Hey bro! How're you doing?" Thief: "Great! Uh, just 'withdrawing' some money!" Policeman: "Alright, you do what you do! Nice outfit by the way. Is it the new trend?" Thief: "Yeah! Oh, by the way, my lockpick just broke, do you have a spare?" Policeman: "Sure!"

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deandude6

Jun. 6, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) You would think that three security guards would, say, I don't know, start shooting the guy in the ski mask, in the bank, at night, especially when he starts picking locks, punching them, and kicking them out of windows?

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Erock3131

Aug. 8, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) i haven't played a game quite like it and am really looking forward to any future games you put out. Hopefully you keep your creative juices flowing on your next game and can come up with something equally as unique as this one. I'd like to see a few graphic artist back you. I bet with some nice graphics and your original gameplay and dialogue, that it would make one hell of a flash game, or even possibly XBox Live Marketplace game. Keep up the good work and don't let the negative comments sway you from making something else. Congrats and will be looking for your games in the future.

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muchagecko

Aug. 7, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) I love how if you start punching kicking or kicking people off cliffs noone even reacts not even the security gaurds even if your a thief they dont react.

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RaphaelduCoudray

Aug. 7, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) So just by looking at the name of this game. I assumed that souls are now taxed good by God.

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CrazySteve

Aug. 7, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) First up, this game has a great idea at its core, even if it is very similar to Haunt the House by SuperFlashBros. The humour in the dialogue is refreshing and genuinely made me smile at times. Very original, I look forward to future games. The idea of possessing people to kill others is great but there are a few things letting the game down. 1) There isn't any reaction from other people. This ruins the game's atmosphere. People should try to defend themselves or at least run away, instead of taking a clobbering. Little interactions between characters would've been nice and I couldn't believe the security let me kill people or a burglar in the bank! (2) The graphical style isn't perfect. I think the levels look a little bland and samey. It loses a lot of its charm when you see the blown-up, pixelly faces talking.. maybe others think it's okay but I don't find it charming, I think a talented developer can do a lot better (3) The sounds get very repetitive after a while.

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Developer response from jlong64

Thanks for the feedback! The reason the characters have no reactions is just that we only had a month to develop the game, so we just didn't get around to putting that in. We'll probably address the issue in a future update or sequel.

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Murloc12345

Aug. 7, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) A sandbox mode would be nice with a share levels option.

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Futurenerd

Aug. 6, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) "Phil what the hell!? Why are you clobbering me to death! This sucks so much I'm not even going to move! I'm just going to stand here while you beat the crap out of me!"

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gordan460

Aug. 6, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Umm Is it just me or Do the Security not attack when they see someone throw another person out a window =l

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paulb1987

Aug. 6, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) 'You got the five kills you needed but if you read the fine print you would have seen that old ladies dont have souls. Sorry, try again.'

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zer00

Aug. 5, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Man, they re-modle that office building every day, don't they?

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iowasongbird

Jun. 13, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Awesome game! I sometimes (briefly) wonder if there's something inherently wrong with me... I get such joy killing off pixel characters! :) Thanks for adding the option to turn off the timer. It allowed me to continue to enjoy the game when the timed levels got too frustrating. 5/5

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Rainy_Daze

Feb. 4, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I love how they stand around when everyone else is dying. "Hey, fellow businessman! That manager just screamed a guy off the building, then that janitor kicked a guy until he exploded, then drilled through the floor and killed himself!" "Meh."

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AgentNegativeOne

Jun. 11, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Level Editor Would Be Nice

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genius11

Jul. 22, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) what kind of janitor has JACKHAMMER

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Sally300

Sep. 26, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I'm interested on how no one cares when people just get up and walk out the window.

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