Comments for Ode To Pixel Days

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ButlerWho

Feb. 19, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Hans might have had better luck if he'd learned her name instead of calling her "cheerleader". Chicks dig it when you learn their name.

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prettysammy007

Feb. 16, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Am I the only one who wanted to jump on her head at the end when she was talking to her friends?

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Developer response from taloketo

even I want it, no matter I made the game :D

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Morgan_Calloway

Feb. 17, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) The school had barbed wire fences...

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Bustmeister

Feb. 22, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Interesting game, for sure. But I think I got a *much* more morbid message from this game. Hans is feeling dejected by his unpopularity. He dreams about making everyone equal in every form, he shrinks down. But he knows that can't happen, he begins to grow again. And then things got strange - he fights and defeats himself [Loss of hope]. And then he imagines himself flying...and jump off of a building [Action]. And then he is flashbacked to a black-and-white scene where you are shunned, again, by the girl you think you love. [Motive] My first thought went to, "Jesus, I think this kid just committed suicide." Anyone else?

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OldToast

Feb. 16, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) When a flying castle can't hold your dreams, the obvious thing to do is freefall out of it, drop 5000 feet into the schoolyard, then nonchalantly walk up to that hot girl you like and pretend you really don't care about her since you've learned to dream bigger. ....She doesn't care because you're still ugly. Great effort at a thoughtful game, even if the story is a bit odd. 4 stars.

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Developer response from taloketo

But Hans went to her, she's the cool one :) thanks, glad you enjoyed it.

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ZarZ

Feb. 22, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) It might have went better if he made the machine make her fall in love with him instead of making everyone smaller. It could make all his wishes come true

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Arus51

Feb. 19, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) He can make a machine that shrinks everyone, but he can't make a machine that makes him handsome?

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rovingdeath

Feb. 17, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Wow, I am so f**king depressed now.

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Developer response from taloketo

ah don't be :( it's just a game about growing up. sorry I made you depressed.

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squirrelyearl

Feb. 19, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Are my dreams in another castle?

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Time2Warp

Feb. 20, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) anyone else find the Mario-esque warp world?

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150xFIVE

Feb. 17, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) What is the warp section all about?

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Developer response from taloketo

other than it's a nod to Super Mario Bros? I just thought it was funny :)

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theabraxas

Feb. 16, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Great game Talha, looking forward to your upcoming games :D

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Developer response from taloketo

thanks ugurcan! :)

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Lithorien

Feb. 25, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) This felt like a cross between a suicide note and a 16 year old's depressed poetry. The entire theme felt morbid, especially the ending. My only thought was, "Did this kid just commit suicide?" Well programmed, moderately fun, but ... wow.

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lankylurkr

Feb. 19, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) "You can't warp past your problems Hans!" Bullsh*t! worked for Mario.

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CrossOvah

Feb. 19, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Great experience. It's not always easy to put your personal problems in a game like this and show us, where the exit from all the pain and suffering is. Your game is great. You exactly hit the feelings that many of us had in their life. In other games you feel forced to do the experience, mostly it's an experience only few people had. Everyone had a crush & the first time to ask her out is the hardest part. You don't try it at first, you imagine! Imagine how the life could be if the "impossible" happens. In the teenager years the people behave like the girl. The students haven't learn that other people have feelings. There's so much information and feelings in your game not only the feeling of rejected love. It's a nice process of Hans' personality. Learning that HIS utopia, isn't the one of everyone. His will to break free from his castle. That an utopia isn't wonderful at all. Everything in life needs love and work to be nice! I really love your game and hope you read this review!

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Developer response from taloketo

Thanks man, glad you enjoyed the game! If somebody would ask me what the game is about, I would simply answer "it's about growing up." To quote the wonderful Jon Blow: "let me take my deepest flaws and vulnerabilities and put them in the game and let’s see what happens." It's hard to deal but much more satisfying this way :) thank you for your comment.

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ploki122

Feb. 19, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I'm kinda sad I couldn't just ignore the girl and walk left at the end :/

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BlazingRagnarok

Feb. 16, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Ach! Hans, run! It's a falling block!

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stickpeople4

Jun. 20, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) If he could build a machine that would make everyone the same... wouldn't it be simpler to make a machine to make him attractive? Great game! 5/5

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lavaflame2

Feb. 16, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I want to say you chose the name Hans because of the Simpsons. :) Great combination of a platformer/interesting graphics/good music/meaningful storyline! 4/5 from me.

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Developer response from taloketo

Hahah it's the young Hans Moleman! :D I didn't think of that, no, but it's funny :D thanks, glad you enjoyed it.

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blacksausizza

Feb. 25, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) The arguements in this play are kinda interesting.....The exclusion from the society and the reject from people we love because of physical appearences, the utopic dream of a society where we're all equal, the desire to be different between each other and not to lose our identity, the desire to be "great", overtake the other ones....but actually....At the end, thid the boy suicide ?

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the1templar

Feb. 19, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) near they end, when i jumped, I thought my person was committing suicide. I was like dude whats up with that. then i was in a school yard. I guess this is my hell.

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bublleboy

Jun. 25, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) oh i get it thew hole thing was a dream and at the end thats when he realizes when he wakes up that chasing that girl isnt righjt

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Flazmao

Feb. 27, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Amazing game, I played the first minute thinking that I would just drop it at the next door but I just couldn't go without finishing it, it became really interesting at the end. Well designed, well written and well thought, thanks a lot for this gem (yeah, it trully is one imo) !

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Developer response from taloketo

thank you for this lovely comment! Very glad that you enjoyed it throughoutly! Cheers :)

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Dramore

Feb. 20, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) darthdan57 Feb. 20, 2013 I'm sorry but the instruction "explore yourself" made me think I had to pillage my dead body.../: the "EXPLORE YOURSELF" in a "dating game is just so wrong

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Shalk

Feb. 19, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Oh come on, let us have our own interpretations too! Its nice for the developer to explain the game meaning but if you go too certain pointing it out to us, there are emotions to explore that are up to every person in particular, and we can't explore them that well if we are guided so much. BTW amazing job!

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Developer response from taloketo

well about that... for a few days I was really depressed by the whole "OMG HE SUICIDED DAMN" comments, because that wasn't my intention at all. But I'm trying to be cooler with it. My next game will be definitely more open to interpretation.

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weirdguy

Feb. 19, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I like how the maxgames logo increasingly fades out of focus.

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Antwan2

Feb. 24, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) I definitely think you made a nice story about the pains of growing up as a unpopular kid. As much as we desire to even things out, we always have to face facts that to do that, we have to make ourselves better. Pretty solid platforming and I liked how the graphics progressed as well. 5/5

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StuartV1

Feb. 15, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) great music, too :-)

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Cougarconman

Jul. 26, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) "That's not flying. That's falling, with style."

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unlucky13

Mar. 22, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Oh, when Hans said he wanted to make everyone look the same, I thought he was going to use a knife to take their faces off.

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grey_wolf_c

Feb. 16, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) So, this is a story of a depressed teenager that has a mental breakdown involving dissociative disorder and eventually kills himself by jumping off something high. Yeah, that was depressing.

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Developer response from taloketo

the whole point of the game was that the teenager didn't want to adapt to the real world and he tried to create and utopia. The jumping part represents the collapse of the utopia, coming back to real world

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thunderboy345

Feb. 19, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) At first I thought Nowhere studios was a made up name until I googled it xD

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kinghovcopy1

Feb. 28, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) so what was the message you tried to give us? Cheerleaders won't like ugly guys?

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Developer response from taloketo

click extras if you want to know what I've tried to do with the game.

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ownage101

Feb. 21, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) in the end i thought he was commiting suicide -_-

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JackVermicelli

Feb. 19, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) "An utopia"?

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legokid2001

Feb. 19, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) wow Hans world sucks more that terrible dream castle that you can die in.poor Hans

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BradTM

Feb. 19, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Great Game

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Developer response from taloketo

thanks :)

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lino1000

Feb. 19, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Who else tried to wait for the time to run out in the warp zone?

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Cheoleo

Feb. 21, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) LOL the moment when I went into that Mario Warp room, that was a nice addition xd

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Developer response from taloketo

haha thanks, glad you liked it.

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Atsuiai

Feb. 19, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) A bit preachy and melodramatic. I liked the pixel-shrinking-expanding though.

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smietankowe

Feb. 25, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Really, where did that Hans' clone come from? And why was it attacking him?

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Developer response from taloketo

read extras if you want to know more :)

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Bibo98

Feb. 25, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I saw super meat boy in one of the final levels - great music and concept in any case, 5/5

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Developer response from taloketo

wow you found it! congrats :)

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Zag24

Feb. 16, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Cute. I was sure that the 2-pixel cheerleader was going to turn out to be the dumpy but sweet girl, or maybe a dog. Some nice puzzles.

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ninjachris656

Feb. 23, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) lol, who else waited for the timer to run out at the warp zone?

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Nocta04

Feb. 21, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) i really enjoyed this game, something similar happened to me and i wasnt able to really move on since then, your game really helped me, right now i was having some kind of panic attack until i saw and played your game, i cant thank you enough for it, but it made me feel so good when i was having a really bad time, now i know its part of growing up

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Developer response from taloketo

wow, I'm very glad it could help you to get moving on in any way :) thanks :)

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ahpa

Feb. 16, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) :) very nice peaceful game.

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Developer response from taloketo

thanks :)

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Xast

Feb. 20, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) It should have ended with the machine taking you one step further and turning you into a photo-quality human. Duh.

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amandakris

Jul. 18, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) how did she easily make the machine go "backwards"?? He lost it several times and she was a pro. :/ still a great game 4/5 <3

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tulamide

Feb. 24, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Obviously I'm not skillful enough, because I couldn't pass the 2-pixel-sequence. Until then it was an interesting gameplay experience.

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Kunosachiaka

Feb. 20, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) An honest comment, you didn't really show well enough why Hanz got sick of the cheerleader. You even implied she was somehow annoying him right when he finally won her heart. But then later she was the one that got sick of him and wanted everything back to the way they were. I know your story is meant to have a deep, positive overall meaning, but that part didn't really make sense to me and with it not making sense, I don't feel it properly gets your point across.

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Developer response from taloketo

My point was more like, there are people like Hans, who can adapt to their relationship conditions even if their relationship is not that good. But if a relationship is not that good, you end up getting dump anyway. This is the reason why I didn't use a decent drama curve.

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