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Decroux

Dec. 8, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) This isn't so much "Loneliness" as it "Man with a Gun". No congregations of people actively stop what they're doing to move away from you because you're simply "lonely".

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630tiger

Dec. 2, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) This game actually brought me to tears. I've been going through an odd time recently trying to learn about myself (coming out of a brief time when I kind of forgot). I, like many of you probably did, came here through Extra Credits of Youtube. I thought as I started the game, "I don't really experience things. This game does not make me feel lonely like it should." But as I played not understanding what to do and feeling awkward, I decided to run with the pixels as they dispersed. I had fun, running through the game. I wondered why and realized what I was finding so much joy in all of a sudden: I liked making them move. That was all. I had almost forgotten that part of myself. Thank you.

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XOfSpades

Nov. 27, 2013

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KHodges51

Nov. 27, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Featured on Extra credits again :D I agree with them it totally is a game and I really liked it. ALL of you NEED to play Timeframe, especially if you enjoyed this. Timeframe is the most emotional game I have played in a while and it is 10 minutes long

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Gaurdian7

Nov. 27, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) I've played this before.

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FlyToSky

Nov. 27, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) It reminded my my childhood, when I was smaller, it hitted me like a rock, reminded me what loneliness is. But like I always do, I tend to deal with sad things in a very amusing way/laughing about it to wash away these feelings, even now, I played it again and played bittersweet symphony in the background and walked stright throw them all the way :P

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lidge1337

Oct. 28, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) now i'm glad i have friends...and feel bad that i'm always alone playing my games and watching my movies

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darth_massacre

Sep. 6, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) 'Loneliness’ has much in common with 'Loved' by Alexander Ocias - also not a game, but an interesting interactive short story. 'Loneliness' is an interesting interactive poem: the inability to reach your goal, i.e. touching other squares, is a metaphor for futility, one that can't be achieved in any other medium because it works by subverting the gamer's expectation that there is a "point" to what they're doing. But 'Loneliness' is so small that it can neither succeed nor fail. As an experiment in expression, sure, it succeeds - and there's a place for experimenting with expression, e.g. the dream sequences in 'Max Payne'. But it can’t fail because its only goal is to tell you what loneliness is, not what to do about it. There's 2 ways of dealing with loneliness: being emo; and being metal. Be metal. Don't dwell on how much loneliness sucks (which is the message of 'Loneliness', since it has no other message). Make art. Make music. Play 'Costume Quest'. It's awesome!

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jpolashek

Jun. 12, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) woah, that's surprising

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del10852522_1030

Mar. 26, 2013

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SarahK32

Mar. 9, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Beautiful concept. I really enjoyed playing. The music was soothing and i actually, suddenly felt less lonely :-D

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WillyH6

Feb. 27, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) extra credits... f#ck you T_T (Disclaimer: this is a really good game)

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OrangeXenon54

Feb. 18, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Very very beautiful. Thank you.

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priest_emmanuel

Jan. 31, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) Quite nice game, and beautiful music.

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JesseEmerald

Jan. 2, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) It's funny how a game so simplistic can convey so much meaning. Not in the story itself, but in the fact that you write the story as you play it. The meaning is different for everyone, because it relies on how you play it to be a meaningful experience. Because every way to play it is a meaningful experience, because it explains how you deal with loneliness. Definitely needs better ratings. This teaches such a valuable lesson in game design that many overlook. The fact that Video Games are a way to tell a story about yourself. That it's YOUR experience, not the main characters.

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bloodredaurora

Dec. 28, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) this game is quietly amazing. it really evokes a strong emotional reaponse and has a strong message presented in minimalistic terms. great job

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Belain

Dec. 18, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Extra Credits (The show) brought me here. You have just taught me a new way to look at a valuable more in life, friend. Regardless of anything, you are here and this is your place in the world. There will always be an opportunity for something; anything. Unfortunately for many, the opportunity doesn't go as hoped. But even then, when that opportunity has past, a new one will appear. Just keep trying to find the next one, and then the next one, and eventually you will find something. Y'know, it may not be what you expect - perhaps even nothing you hoped for - but if you listen just as much as you hope to be heard, you will find something you hardly knew you wanted in the first place. In the end, all is well. Always.

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pkmn900

Sep. 9, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) I liked the ambience of the original flash game (if you know what I mean) and it creates a setting where the portrayal of the overall message is stronger. But playing it on Kong is nice too and no message is destroyed :) Beautiful game.

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Tinkasmink

Aug. 26, 2012

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bestgamer

Aug. 22, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Beautifully sad

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Player_Z

Aug. 15, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) At first I was like "Hey, can I join?" then I was like "Screw you guys I'm moving on! I don't need you anyway" ;-;

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kanamy

Aug. 13, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) nice game

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Pietacular

Aug. 8, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Shit, I never expected to get depressed by a game about squares...

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Cillar

Jun. 6, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) This is literally one of the simplest games that i have ever played, but it is the greatest. If your like me, someone who has been very lonely, its really a soul-searcher game and can make you think just how realistic it is..

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dimsan5

Oct. 17, 2011

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saturngurl715

Aug. 31, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Hey guys! Watcha doing? Can I play to- oh... okay... maybe some other time?

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l4p4k

Sep. 24, 2010

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GGAK47

Sep. 23, 2010

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GiacomO12

Sep. 23, 2010

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Powder_Keg

Sep. 22, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) A Middle Schooler made this? o.o someone has some problems....

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JoeSmith

Sep. 22, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) Good game Great message

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MikeSC

Sep. 22, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) I really like this, I don't think it deserves its low score at all. It's a game that can trigger some soul-searching. It isn't over-complicated at all- plenty of flash games I enjoy because they're complicated enough to drown out my sadder thoughts, but this helped me to engage with them. 5/5 from me.

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Janner_Wing

Sep. 22, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) this... is... so... EMO!!!!! *sob* Besides that, good music. could someone give me a link?

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C0OLMCB0B

Sep. 21, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) IT'S SO SAD THAT I'M LAUGHING

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Brahma43

Sep. 21, 2010

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m1x0

Sep. 21, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) DARK WAVE

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BumbleShock

Sep. 21, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) What did you do to those kids?

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itsnotbutter

Sep. 21, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) Man, that is depressing. LOVE IT>>

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stargazer88

Sep. 21, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) good points and bad about this game but i get the point. maybe a sequel of some sort to either illustrate a different issue or somehow make this a real game?

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VAGJAP

Sep. 21, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) Nice message..

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Pyrewraith

Sep. 21, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) The meta-game reason for it aside; it does have nice music and visuals, but you can't use 'minimalist' as an excuse for not having any real content. There'd be many ways to take some time and actually give it a point beyond the meta-game point to it. Games can have meanings and messages beyond just being a 'game,' but a game must have some sort of rules and goals to it to fulfill its primary purpose as a game. Without that, it doesn't matter the reasoning or point to it, it'll just be dull.

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gerion

Sep. 21, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) no es un juego it's not a game

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Dragonerdamon

Sep. 21, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) I'm sorry but the only thing I felt is "yeah I'm fking poisonous!" then I felt "man this is dull" then I felt...nothing...just boredom

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apollonianking

Sep. 21, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) I can't speak for everyone, but I come here to play GAMES, not for lessons in sociology and psychology. I have no idea why you would upload this onto a game site calling it a 'notgame'.

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neosn

Sep. 21, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) Not an extremely bad game, and it really gets the message through to you before you read the ending, once again nice game. 4 stars

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NieDeiCieli

Sep. 21, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) .. and you've done a game just to say that? oh, sorry.. this is not a game.

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koksnutte

Sep. 21, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) the countrys with the biggest populations have the biggest loneliness...

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mat1268

Sep. 21, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) when i began playing i thought that this was going to be sad..........once i turned on the volume i felt like crying...............................

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Chowda

Sep. 20, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) Decent, but I understood the point you were making quickly. It takes too long to get to the end screen message. I would shorten this 'not-game' down a bit unless you added few more interesting pieces.

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Sep. 20, 2010

Under rating threshold (show) Great. Now I'm sad.

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