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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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amelum

Dec. 29, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) with all that time he could had learned how to jump

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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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Rosi111

Feb. 12, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) There's a secret in this game. If you grab a chestnut from the village and go past the volcano, you can climb up a series of ledges that will lead to a grave which says ''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. I wonder what that means...

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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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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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super0soldierXJX

Aug. 18, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) What if this is what the Easter Island heads are doing? Just waiting for something to happen that will help them prevent a disaster?

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Kojo_Maarten

Sep. 24, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) When the hint 'sometimes he needed a helping hand' or something like that came up, I figured I needed the villagers. Not being able to interact, I just stood there in their village for about 150 years, hoping they would somehow develop a religion around me and there would be a shaman of sorts I could interact with. Didn't work that way, but it's the first time something crazy like that seemed like a viable option to me in a game. Great piece of work.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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RAMEN111

Nov. 25, 2016

Under rating threshold (show) This man is SO SLOW. But I really like the game besides that.

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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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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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vishnu9876

Aug. 1, 2016

Under rating threshold (show) want a part 2! [+] if you also want one

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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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Bakelmun

Jun. 1, 2017

Under rating threshold (show) You would be scared too if a statue face-planted in front of your village.

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leoriga7

Aug. 10, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) sometimes the tree was in the wrong place, of course is tree's fault. BLAME THE TREE!

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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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mrOsh_tOface

Sep. 20, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) Here lies a traveler between worlds, Whose name is unknown. was it this guy? http://www.kongregate.com/games/scriptwelder/a-small-talk-at-the-back-of-beyond

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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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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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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

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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Skystoner585

Apr. 16, 2017

Under rating threshold (show) This is a very beautiful game. But it was ruined by walking speed.

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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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clayornelas

Apr. 26, 2015

Under rating threshold (show) You would think all of the hungry people would die after waiting 100 years. Maybe they're just faking it.

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agentchuck

Dec. 1, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) Ironically, the volcanic plug created intense pressure to build up instead of letting it slowly release over time. As a result, the eruption 400 years later was much more catastrophic than it should have been.

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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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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 !

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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bubs597

Jun. 21, 2017

Under rating threshold (show) Everyone here is commenting on the game itself, and while I agree, it is a great game for all the given reasons, I find that the music is just beautiful. I can't find the words to describe it, but it's so relaxing, it's unbelievable.

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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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Flo00

Feb. 13, 2013

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

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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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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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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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Ruthles

Feb. 13, 2013

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

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catacman

Sep. 1, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) The world flees at my passing, yet, I hold no contempt for them, for all they see is an act of God, my only regret, is that they shall never know what my task was, and they shall never know my sacrifice.

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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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Frog_Mages

Dec. 9, 2016

Under rating threshold (show) I've noticed all of the comments for this game are sarcastic or commenting on how 'boring' the game is, but I honestly thought this game was beautiful, and the statue spirit made a sacrifice to protect humanity. It waited hundreds of years to grow trees and plant things all for us, without getting anything in return. Think about that.

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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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