Comments for Stranger than Fiction

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minmi

Mar. 5, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Interesting enough narrative and nice game mechanic. This makes a very pleasant change from some of the pointless, noisy platformers uploaded to Kong on a daily basis. I've enjoyed using my word-recognition and puzzle-solving skills here. Good one!

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Developer response from StuStutheBloo

Thanks! I definitely was trying to make something out-of-the-norm, so I'm glad that you enjoyed this!

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dementomstie

Mar. 5, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Very interesting game. I like this version of cryptogram since it shows me what is and isn't right as I go along. I am not very good at cryptograms usually so I appreciate the help, also this has a really good story in it too.

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Developer response from StuStutheBloo

I'm glad you enjoyed it! I was very happy with the amount of feedback I was able to give the player while they were doing the puzzles. Thanks for playing!

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shade_grey

Apr. 21, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) This is a pretty unique form of game based story telling. I've only ever played this one and I've enjoyed it quite a lot. Reminds me of my life. LOL! I wanna be able to replay it though, but that option doesn't seem to be available. This is my only complaint...

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trickswitch

Mar. 5, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Albeit simple, I liked the idea behind it, as well as the content. Besides, I liked what you did with the alphabet for the passages, I almost didn't catch it. =]

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Developer response from StuStutheBloo

Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it! I put that in there as a little secret; a lot of people completely missed it!

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WhosNew

Apr. 23, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I'm seeing familiar words after the cypher on some pages are complete, like 'KRIZON', 'ADVENT', 'FALGHER', 'WATCHES', 'TOWERING', 'DEATH', 'GRAVES', 'MAN DOUBTS'. Was it designed on purpose?

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BigHeaded

Jun. 1, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) The words are, in this order: Krizon, Advent, Falhger, Krizon, Watches, Towering, Sick, Death, Graves, Man, Doubts, Mendik, Skeptical, Betraying, Sky, Krizon, Death, No, Light, Dark, Mourned, Named, Suto, Touch, Sky, Aspire, Towering, Powerful. They can't all be a coincidence. Does it mean something?

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subversion525

Dec. 15, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Doesn't work in Firefox on Ubuntu 12.04; there's no way to get past the menu.

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soralynn

Feb. 16, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Doesn't work for me either and I have windows 7.... too bad, it sounds interesting....

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Rachel654

May. 12, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I really enjoyed the game. One small thing though, I preferred using the keyboard to input letters to switch, but once I clicked into the chat to talk and then tried clicking back into the game, the keyboard controls no longer worked. I can still play by clicking the letters, but I'd prefer it if I was able to go back to keyboard.

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ae3qe27u

Jan. 1, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) After all, the only thing stranger than fiction is truth.

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Bubba06

Apr. 22, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) a game that made me think and was interesting, never thought I'd find one. very entertaining

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lily01460

Sep. 7, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) you should really make a second one where they find the lost people! This game is awesome! 5/5

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xyroclast

May. 10, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I love cryptograms! One suggestion: Perhaps you'd consider making a "hard" mode where the letters don't let you know when they're in the right place? As it is now, you can win from trial and error alone

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MzHartz

Mar. 8, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Awesome game and story! I think the simplicity is perfect for it, animations and such aren't necessarily needed. An idea for the next one: To feel more like we're actually decoding an alien language, swapping out symbols for letters instead of letters for other letters might be neat. But it was really fun as is too!

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Developer response from StuStutheBloo

Thanks! That could definitely be interesting, and it would look more like actually translating alien text. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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alexnobody

Apr. 21, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) In Ascent number 5, J and Q can be reversed, and the passage will still be readable, but the game won't let you continue onwards until you reverse them. There are probably other levels like that too, this is just the only one I stumbled across. Not a huge hassle, but if you can think of a way to fix that, it would make the narrative make a little more sense. Why should a translator have to translate letters that aren't there? It's a little silly. Still a cool game though, and a cool story! :)j

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DCarrier

Jan. 29, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Interesting. I suggest having a hard mode, where all the letters are jumbled, but it tells you how many of each there are, and it doesn't tell you which are right.

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Shark4675

Jul. 14, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I loved the game just beat it and I loved the story line a lot I hope there's a part two to this game cause it was awesome

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c5124

Jul. 14, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I've played this game over and over again - I would have loved it even more if there were more levels and more challenges

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Isaphiel

Jun. 1, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I really liked the story of this game. I hope there will be a sequel.

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Mifficus

May. 14, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) An excellent game, very enjoyable and an interesting story to boot, well done and thanks :)

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thetimetel

Apr. 26, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) That . . . was NOT the ending I expected. But at the same time . . . I kind of like this better.

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CzarnyOgon

Apr. 25, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I so want a sequel.

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ss5foxtrot

Apr. 24, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) The problem with game showing if you're right or not is that someone could just click randomly and not ever read the stories(as I did my first play through after seeing dementomsties comment) other than that great game.

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bs101

Apr. 24, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) At first I was thinking that this was way too much to read. But fortunately the story stole me from my misconceptions. At the end I was wishing for more to read haha. I'm not sure how much I can call it a 'Game', but it made me think deeply and appreciate stories more. Thank you. 5/5

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ZiraZuzu

Apr. 13, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I can't get past the menu either and I'm using windows + Firefox

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airaissoawesome

May. 31, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) A nice game. Just challenging enough to make it fun, not so challenging that you have to guess.

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Nujraa

Apr. 24, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I just noticed near the end that the word bank sometimes spells things. Well done.

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sameu

Apr. 21, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Thanks for taking the time to make this, it was a very fun read :)

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EPICLiLdEaTh

Aug. 7, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Im a reader of many books and I have to say this is one of the most interesting story's ever wish there was more

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monobom

Dec. 16, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) great game, very fun and the story is very interesting. when is stranger than fiction 2 coming out?

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jlovern

Oct. 21, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) ...amazing...

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abcpiggies

Aug. 20, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) really cool game! and I really like the secret messages it creeped me out at the start with the Krizon watches

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Obits13

Jun. 10, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) how do i begin? D:

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MaxMind83

May. 29, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) nice easter egg with the solved alphabet

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KingGeorgeI

Apr. 29, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I think it would be better, if letters will lock only when they are all correct placed. So just now you can randomly swich letters to find where the current letter will light as green.

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Arthur990807

Apr. 28, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) 4th chapter, 3rd passage, the letters at the bottom read "TOUCH SKY" isn't that odd?

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Sanmei

May. 4, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Loved it, especially the little bits in the cipher.

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SoggyPhoenix

May. 4, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Well done. The story flowed and the puzzles were just challenging enough. The story held my attention, and did a good job of touching the hot-button topic of religion without being obnoxious about it. I'd love to see Dr. Lavender find where these people went, and help her decode more of the story. Once again, well done. 5/5

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Donurias

Apr. 28, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I love how "Lavender" starts speaking in a more informal manner with "Hensley" as time goes by

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goul66

Apr. 30, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Interesting game, makes you focused on finishing the story so you can read it, makes you more involved and interested in it too

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talahan21

Aug. 1, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) really enjoyed the games and the cryptograms, and don't usually do them, but wish it could have been a bit longer. any plans on making more?

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sirtafeb

Aug. 25, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I had to swap "q" and "j" when none of them was in text. Wierd!

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Mystic_Blade

Apr. 21, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) You would think the person who programmed the semi-decoder would have thought of brute forcing the message.

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EPR89

Mar. 6, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Long comment: PART 1______I like this game. The story was interesting and kept me going. But it was very easy. Most of the time I finished a level in the first line of the text, without much time spent. I don't really know what could be changed to make the game more challenging without introducing artificial difficulty, though. I just really like it when puzzle games make you think hard for a logical solution in later levels. Here it was often very obvious. You often had to figure out few word and everything else became clear right away. It didn't really feel like translating, because there were o real rules to the language. I would have liked to have to go back to previous texts to carry rules I have discovered earlier to the following texts.

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randompersyn

Jul. 5, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) It was fun. The ending seemed anti-climactic to me, though.

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RanmaRaj

May. 13, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) It doesn't seem to work on Firefox Oh well..... My loss Will have to find another game with good reviews

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AndrewW164

Sep. 28, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) lily01460 we are the people. The second game is called real life.

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ScorchedGirl

Aug. 7, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) AWESOME. + For a sequel.

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13jacole

Apr. 14, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Where is the play button?

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helen790

Jul. 21, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I love this how it takes religious stories like the tower of babel and looks at them objectively showing how petty the bibles god is not many people would so brazenly question the bible on a site like this :)

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