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A jam submission

An Empire in a ShoeView game page

prototype ver. 1.0.0
Submitted by Valdram (@zolynh) โ€” 36 minutes, 23 seconds before the deadline
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CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
SCARIEST GAME#121.8712.000
BEST GAME (General)#132.1382.286
BEST THEME#141.7371.857

Ranked from 7 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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I like the weird tone of the concept and narrative, even if they're very inchoate at this stage. The strengths of this project are the cool fusion of digital arts with 3D environments which are reminiscent of uncanny techniques used in surreal 3D games in the 90s. The idea of some sort of alien force that distorts perceptions of reality and blurs distinctions between normal and abnormal is cool too. I'd say the biggest things are making a more inuitive progression of narrative that guides player actions and considering the use of environmental storytelling to help the player make sense of what they are doing. I hope you can continue to work on this project. 

Thanks for submitting to SCREAM EMPIRE!



This was a weird experience. But in the best way possible!
I still don't know how to feel about this even after experiencing what I believe to be all the endings.
Great work!


I'm intrigued. The story seems cool. I'd like to learn more about how the world is changing.

Is that his mom on the wall?


Sad but that's all I seen :(


It is just possible that You can find the right answer here:

  • [Windows] Game does not start with "Couldn't start ..... Create Process returned ..." message Avast antivirus is known to cause this issue. If you have this issue and you have Avast running, open it, go to Settings > General > scroll down until you see Exclusions > then add your UT folder there.



I really enjoyed the look and atmosphere of the game, especially the breathing audio and the fleshy parts. I had some trouble understanding what I had to do (I couldn't pick up objects I saw around, I'm not sure if that's a bug or a feature) and I hope you get more time after the jam to polish the game, it seems pretty cool.


If only my eyes could smile.