Comments for 400 Years

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EvilDamien250351

Feb. 20, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) When it first told me I had to wait, I thought weathering and erosion would smooth the path out for me...well, that was a waste of 300 years.

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AfroDwarf

Feb. 11, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I am the bringer of Grain, why do you flee at my passing!?

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Sandman1196

Feb. 8, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) lol, I can only imagine what kinda wild crazy religion these folks develop thanks to the moai that wakes up and walks around for no reason then stops for another 40 years.

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Bkilgore1

Feb. 11, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I bring food to the hungry, I outlast trees, I am the master of seasons, I...unnff...(FACE PLANT)

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mcjiggles

Feb. 12, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) This guy is an even bigger procrastinator than me.

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bsmash

Feb. 9, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) As I left the far right of the world, I was extremely upset.... Who chiseled that bizarre gibberish on the face of one of my relatives?

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K0NGer

Feb. 12, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) So, after 200 years of waiting, the statue managed to clog the lava in the volcano, letting it build up pressure until it erupted violently enough to block out the sun with ash for years, killing all plants and animals on Earth. If the statue had not clogged the lava, it would have periodically released pressure by erupting relatively peacefully until it became completely dormant without causing much damage. So, the statue is actually evil, and is willing to die to achieve his dream of total destruction.

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duwease

Feb. 21, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) You know what they say.. a chestnut on the ground is worth two in the hand, because in the hand for some reason they can't survive a season, but on the ground they can. They say some oddly specific things sometimes.

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ninjaboy911

Jul. 23, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) mmm i wonder what happens if 400 years go by..... 400 years later...... well that was a waste of time.

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Nicau

Feb. 13, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Only 15 points for the badge ? It took me 400 years to get it !

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ApedogMophead

Feb. 12, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Village Child: Help mister stone man! Our village is starving. Statue: Have no fear! I'll be back with food in about 50 years!

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TRMN8R

Feb. 17, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) "Dad, why is that man in the middle of our village?" "Well son, 40 years ago, he walked there and just stopped. No one knows who he is, or why he's there, bu- OH SHIT HE'S MOVING! RUN!!!"

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Frozen_Fire99999

Feb. 7, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Quick tips for people who have trouble: 1. Water freezes in winter 2. if you see a tree or a stalagmite near a ledge, wait for it to grow 3. Chestnuts drop in Autumn, then plant them near a ledge 4. Grain can be picked up in autumn as well, deliver it to the citizens via the underwater passage and then plant it on the left side of the village 5. To get a helping hand, you need to wait for the people to develop after having planted the grain, they will build two bridges (one after the other) after a while. 6. Observe the underwater path, position yourself above the hole in winter, then wait 7. the boat gets to the left on spring and right on autumn. Go to the left of the town, you will see a ledge with chestnuts to be planted on the other side. 8. Get into the volcano, the end.

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ThatOneGuy179

Feb. 23, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) "Hey, could you people ferry me across the river in your boat? ... FINE, I'LL JUST HAUNT YOUR VILLAGE AND STEAL YOUR CHESTNUTS EVERY SEASON UNTIL I FIGURE THIS OUT MYSELF!"

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PumpkinDog

Feb. 13, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) not heavy enough to break through ice. but can plug a volcano

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ic10lover2000

Sep. 24, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) How weird would it be to find a statue that your grandparents told you about just walking around then stopping for another 20 years?

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acote

Jul. 11, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) You could have saved yourself a century or so if you invested in a stepladder. Just sayin'.

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gameitch

Feb. 7, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) First of all, great game and original concept. It is not very often you find a game that presents original gameplay, mixed with interesting ideas and questions. I know alot of people are asking for the ability to walk faster, (and I would usually agree,) but I actually enjoyed the slow pace of the stone monolith because it lent itself to the idea of this Easter isle - type demigod intervening on humanity's behalf. As a result, I found myself asking alot of questions about the meaning behind it; plus, the visual image of this behemoth standing there, waiting, while 100 years sped past was sublime. Especially, contrasted against the hurry and panic of a human lifetime. All in all, it is a beautiful presentation of supernatural / supra-natural forces working behind the scenes to assist and intervene on our behalf, in ways the we just don't notice for many reasons.

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Developer response from scriptwelder

Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts on 400 Years. I think you've captured exactly what I tried to show with this game. I love your interpretation !

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kalel01260

Feb. 12, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) So stalactites don't grow unless someone's seen them?

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Developer response from scriptwelder

Well... those are Schrodinger's Stalactites :D

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Mimmizer

Feb. 12, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I sat in a small pond for 8 years waiting for the land beside it to erode before realizing I was supposed to wait for winter to freeze the pond over. Whoops.

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SirFred131

Feb. 9, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Sometimes to overcome he just had to wait. And thus, he waited 400 years for the sheer edge of the lake to erode away, leaving a slope he could walk up. But alas, it was too late. The world had ended.

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Flo00

Feb. 13, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) "The chestnut dried and turned to dust" I am underwater!!!

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Debauchee

Feb. 20, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Next time I see a stone staute by the river, I would build a bridge for it.

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Arus51

Sep. 9, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Did anyone else wait for the 400 years to see what would happen?

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CzarinaJuliS

Mar. 25, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) i tried wasting all the years to see what happens

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FullOnFedora

Feb. 28, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I'd be scared too if a large statue walked into town, planted grain, and then stood there for 20 years.

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ClusterBlaster

Feb. 21, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I dont see how the wheat grain should dry and turn to dust while I am standing in the water.

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Drone232

Feb. 20, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Patience is a virtue. That is why this is the most virtuous rock EVER! Unless another rock come along and waits longer

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Ruthles

Feb. 13, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Maybe the guys in Easter islands are still holding their space bar..

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C0DESUB

Jul. 23, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I'm doing a real time playthrough now. see you guys in 2414.

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SpinelessCoward

Feb. 12, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) "Did I just waste 100 years by planting a tree in the wrong place?... Crap."

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SpinelessCoward

Feb. 12, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) There are many narrative qualities to this game, but the one that stands out the most to me was how the statue face-planted every time it jumped down a cliff.

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dolan606

Jun. 19, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) The statue settled in for a long wait. Longer than any other he had lived through. The volcano was silent and the village was safe. The grateful villagers, with tears in their eyes, baded farewell to their silent stone benefactor. "What now?" they asked. "What other great deeds will you accomplish?" The statue turned and regarded them with ancient eyes. "I must wait." "But for what?" they cried. The statue's eyes closed, and with his last breath he whispered his last great mission, his final purpose. "For Half Life 3 to come out."

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davien

Mar. 29, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Here lies a traveler between worlds, whose name is unknown. May his curious soul find a way home, like you have found his resting place. :)

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richfish57

Feb. 13, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) "He saw that people were hungry." Twenty years later, he brought them food. They obviously weren't that hungry

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Leeroy555

Feb. 13, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Achievement unlocked: "Scare the village idiot out of his wits for 10 years straight, then just stand outside his house for another 20 and wait, until he has gone insane."

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Astros

Feb. 28, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Which way to the Easter Island party?

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ChaoticBrain

Feb. 13, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I think as soon as you bring the grain, the village needs to start growing within a year, to indicate that you've done something correctly. With the trees and the water, they grow and change quickly enough that I know that I'm doing something right. But with the village, it takes much longer. I'm too afraid to burn that many years on what might be the wrong solution, so after seeing no change for a couple years, I'll wander around some more and look for something I might have missed, checking each season one by one. After about 15 minutes of checking the entire explorable area in each season, I'll notice that something seems kind of different about the village, and only then realize that I'd solved the puzzle all along.

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thespoof94

Feb. 14, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I waited three-hundred years expecting the ground at the first obstacle to erode before i realized i just had to wait for winter.

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Morgaur

Dec. 9, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Waited 100 years for the people to stop running around because they're hungry. Then I realised that they're running around in fear because a giant freaking moai is walking around.

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duebers

Feb. 27, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) And then so much pressure was built up in that volcano that it came out of the ground elsewhere and destroyed the village anyway

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Shouziroku

Feb. 12, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I waited those 400 years without trying to do anything. You know, some men just want to watch the world burn.

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asbjoernboecker

Feb. 13, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) ATTENTION: There is a little easter egg at the egg at the end, if you take a chestnut with you when you go to the volcano, and go past it, you can scale a cliff, which will take you to the easter egg. Please + this post so others can see.

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dphuong98

Jun. 20, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Sometime, he has to go QUICKER!

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papce

Mar. 30, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) if you plant a chestnut on the cliff at the other side of volcano you will find a grave.

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Mc_Duff

Mar. 5, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Great idea, thoroughly enjoyed playing it. I Hope to see more of this.

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damthis

Mar. 1, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) @ninjaboy318 you cross the river and wait for the wheat to grow then you take it and give them it

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knewred

Jul. 6, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) "The people seem hungry" Screw that! *Grabs a human* BUILD ME A BRIDGE OR I'LL EAT YOUR FACE!

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NoobENT

Feb. 25, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) The only complaint I could possibly manage is that the game was too short :)

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kinglallak

Feb. 13, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) well there is 200 years of my life I am never getting back.

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