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Thanks so much for writing this!

I'm really glad you liked the way I stripped things back to dates-names-locations. Making that experience interesting was a major goal of the game! Oh, and the phone / outside world should play a bigger part in the final version!


Goal achieved! Psyched to play the end product..

Oh and one bit of feedback: When I'm playing, I'm relying a lot on spacial awareness to allow me to quickly find the right filing cabinet on the main floor - I was able to do this fairly well, until I discovered the second staircase. Then I could no longer rely on my own intuitive sense of the space, because depending upon which staircase I climbed, the orientation of the cabinet's was completely flipped, and I was forced to ignore my intuition in favor of re-reading everything.

This is a bit hard to describe, because it's a bit of a subtle thing, but because the basement and the filing cabinet room are so symmetrical, and the stairs are at opposite ends, it makes it different to develop an unconscious intuition that would make navigation through the space natural - it's easy to get turned around.. I imagine this could be changed by removing a staircase, but perhaps changing the shape of the room in some way, could make it easier to quickly reorient.. 

Mastering the mental model of the space feels like part of the core skills the game wants me to get good at - a solution to this could make that skill more "sticky". Over time the player would experience being able to visualize where a filing cabinet or box was, and heading right there, rather than having to read the labels.. Mirroring how a real administrative employee masters navigating the landscape in their working environment.. 

Hope that makes sense - Thanks for making this!

Hmmm, that's another really excellent point. I definitely want there to be that sense of slowly learning how to navigate the environment. I'll try repositioning that second staircase, and maybe also adding some small details to help with navigation - like a trash can, or a plant, or a stain in the carpet. Stuff which subtly makes the environment a bit less symmetrical. 

But yeah, thanks again for another great bit of feedback!