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A jam submission

A Dull AcheView project page

A short story set in the "GrimDark Future" universe.
Submitted by Rabid Tucan (@JoeFonsecaHist) — 15 hours, 20 minutes before the deadline
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Adherence to the Theme#24.4174.417

Ranked from 12 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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The references to specific units and gear makes this feel like a great dramatization of one, maybe two turns in a battle report! I also like how the Mural adds some texture and sense of history with just a couple lines. It's never just a battlefield - it's someone's home, too.


I love it, I love the way you describe how he focus in the fight, a harrowing moment just summarized in a dull pain, the touching moment in the mural ending with the mags was brilliant, he was jerked back to the reality in that instant, it was excellent


Thank you!


I loved the whole “over the top” element. Really sells the dehumanizing aspects of battle and war.


Glad you liked it!


This was utterly enthralling; I'd happily read a whole book about 5th Platoon. Well done!

I especially like the scene with the mural. It gives a brief glimpse of what life used to be, could have been, before snapping us back to the harsh reality our characters live in.


Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!