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Stunning on so many levels. The dialogues and thought-fragments have been wonderfully written. The very distinctive art style has filled the characters with life. I do not know if it was a conscious decision, but I thought it was wonderful that you depicted everything in black and white and gray. So you could interpret that Ruby's memories and their perception blur more and more into each other, because all the time levels are to some extent the same for them. It was all unique... At some decision points, I did not want to choose any of the options, because they all seemed so terrible to me... A real punch in the gut, but that makes it so fantastic at the same time. I loved it so much that I recommended your jam submission in an article on our blog! I also uploaded a playthrough video in the hope that more people will try out your game. :) So, congratulations and many thanks to you five, that was just great. <3 I wish you all success for the ratings at Ludum Dare 42! You definitely deserve a high ranking. :)

Best wishes,
Sebastian

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Thanks Sebastian! Interesting how you portrayed the art style as a perception blur of memories. The idea to depict everything in black and white was definitely planned. During the initial few hours of brain storming several game ideas for LD42, our artist was sketching a character on paper. Once we decided to go with "Unfamiliar", he showed us his sketch (which turned out to be George). We thought the black on white sketch style art would be great for this topic and would help portray a sad atmosphere.

Anyway, glad you enjoyed our game and thank you for writing a wonderful article.