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After installing, the game does not load when launching the .exe

You forgot to include the game files with the download.

Hello, I just completed Firework. It was a great game with a lovely twist at the end. While playing, I noticed a few grammatical errors, and while I can't remember the exact lines I do remember the errors:

When you're about to fight the second boss he says something along the lines of "Defective ones like you really makes me furious". The "makes" should be "make"

I can't remember the line but it's while you're speaking with the boss trio after defeating all three of them. The error occurs while speaking to the girl, she says "catched up" in her line and it should be "caught up"

I'm not sure if there is an actually an error here or I'm misremembering but at the end while speaking with the final boss "strength" is misspelled as "strenght"

Aside from those I have some suggestions that might help gameplay:

When acquiring your first item from a boss, add a tutorial message showing how to swap between items. When I received the shield from the first boss, I assumed it was some sort of passive and I didn't have to equip it. Speaking of the shield, I also never figured out how to use it.

Possibly make the items passive abilities in the first place. I'm not sure if that would break the gameplay, but the only item I really used were the arrows you get from the third boss. I never used the shield, and I only properly utilized the smoke once, and it was unintentional.

When the second boss "heats up" I couldn't see his remaining health. I'm not sure if he had a second health bar like the last boss or that was a bug. I also couldn't see his health when fighting the trio.

In the penultimate level, there are blue zones that propel the player around in various directions. However, one of them simply lowers the gravity, and it looks the same as the one that shoots the player upwards. It's not a huge deal, but I would recommend distinguishing the two of them through something simple like a slight recolor.

from the description: "All is explained in it's simplest essence..."

gonna be that guy - it should be "its"

ah, i had figured some of the things were intentional but i wasn't sure. goes to show how well the atmosphere is nailed imo

loneliness was the combination of me picking up on what i perceived to be hints about white face's personality and getting stuck near the end of the game (i kept trying to type in "Take me to the door" in all caps). for me it seemed that white face, especially near the end of the game, wasn't only afraid of dying but also afraid of being alone, so i figured the next name input had to do with being afraid. i tried a lot of things like im scared, death, alone, afraid, ect and eventually hit loneliness. does it actually do anything?

just beat the game, or at least most of it - i can't get the "loneliness" input in the name prompt to do anything. overall i thought it was a really unique experience and certainly worth the price.

however i do have some issues with the design of the game and encountered a few bugs. it's all nothing major but they might be something to consider:

  1. the room with the strung up corpses - the floor often disappears for a few seconds
  2. the "not to see" achievement either needs to have a clearer trigger or not be random. having to replay that one section of the game over again was tedious, and i ended up editing the .ini file on my second playthrough
  3. kinda disappointed that the first half of the game was virtually unaltered - running around collecting keys isn't very interesting (everything after that is pretty awesome, the shopping mart area was especially cool)
  4. the phonograph noises were confusing. i would hear one to the left, and no matter how much i turned the direction of the noise wouldn't change
  5. the third valve room with large white face needs to redesigned. i liked the idea but being able to sprint halfway through it killed the tension since large white face is so slow. large white face itself was quite glitchy and had a very hard time navigating the walkways, on my second playthrough i never saw it at all. you can also walk to where the chair and the noose are, and from there it seems you can walk into the abyss/out of the level boundaries.
i think there might be a few more things but that's all i can immediately recall. excellent game regardless