No, that is the intended ending. The existential horror that this launch is doomed from the start and every restart means another crew dies.
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Thank you for playing! In hindsight I understand the game asked too much for players without giving them much to work with, especially if you're not accustomed to text adventures. Glad you liked it! :)
It's a shame you couldn't complete it in time. This prototype has the capability to be a spooky adventure title. Like others have said, I loved the feel of walking around (espeically the sprite rotation effect) and interacting with the world. The black-and-white Gameboy asethetic is also distinct and interesting.
Sound effects were on point but the music was more obnoxious than creepy. Also, I think that the character moves a little too slow for my taste. Overall, a great prototype!
I love the little tidbits of humor sprinkled throughout and the artstyle is very charming. The puzzle itself was simple but the challenge for me is to interact with everything and read every joke.
It could have used some sound effects and music, a full screen option (or, at least, a bigger resolution) and the pixel art is too small and dense in my taste. But it certainly gets my full vote when it comes to Charm :)
Thank you for giving this a shot. Figuring out what commands to type is part of the challenge and this game assumes you have experience with text adventures. There is some prompting in the UI (for instance, the empty checkboxes next to each engine) and in text adventure tradition you can type "help" to get a hint about what you should be doing.
The spooky part comes at the end :)
I've missed this jam!
I took part in the first one with Typing... and it's still my most popular game. I love how you opened the gates to all genres rather than just text adventures. I hope I can submit a game for this one, too! At any case, good luck to everyone!
Thanks for your kind comments, everyone! Unfortunately real life duties prevented me from investing more time into the game, which was planned to have multipule endings and more branching choices.
The thing is, I never figured it out outside of "fuck it". As I said it's basically a giant mishmash of ideas, references, and parodies, somewhat tied together with my disdain for super-serious art games and the word "pretentious".
P.S. I don't think I will ever forgive you for classifying UADHD as "vaporware".
I never knew I wanted an in-depth analysis of a nonsense game before. The political quips were also nice.
Really though, thanks for the review! Your conclusion was indeed accurate, and I didn't know what the fuck I was doing 99% of the time. I believe I once described it as "Fuck it, let's put everything I like in a game": The Game" to my friends.
Thanks, glad you liked it!
8mm was a weird experiment in creating a Visual Novel/FPS hybrid and I think it works fairly well, even though it is a very scripted experience. It was also the first time I wrote a script, from top to bottom, and taking on a dramatic story was a trial by fire.
While I'm not confident in my writing skills at all (hell, I included an Israeli soldier in there as a giant Waltz with Bashir nod), I still do like the gameplay concept, since some of it carried over to UADHD, and I really want to make another VNFPS, albeit more polished.
Toda Raba, glad you enjoyed it! I was waiting to see when someone will get the small Israeli references I sprinkled in. As I have said countless times, this game was almost entirely improvised, and I just put them in for fun.
Vsync and the exit key were admittingly oversights; it's the sort of things you put in for development builds and then forget to build upon. Since it's a small, freeware game, I didn't really mind these frankly, but I will improve this in future games.
Tom Scott is wonderful indeed, and I frankly don't know how many Israelis watch his stuff; I recommend his channel to pretty much everyone, though. I do know there are at least 2 other translators other than me and I have even spoken with one of them. Glad someone reads the credits :)
Thanks! If you liked the gameplay mechanics I'd recommend playing ULTRA ADHD.
As for 8mm, a sequel isnt planned, but seeing how well this VNFPS experiment turned out to be I may be creating a game with a similar style/premise.
Thank you! I'm glad someone took note of the Space Funeral influence :)
Also, the game isn't meant to simulate ADHD in any way. It's called "ULTRA ADHD" because it keeps changing ideas, locations and genres.
The developer's commentary is full of spoilers, so make sure you get all of the endings before watching it.
Heh, I never thought that the viewmodel looks like a dank rare pepe :P
I tried to avoid internet jokes (and straight references) as much as possible. While there are many, MANY references in this game, most of them have something extra for people who don't get the joke.
Since ULTRA ADHD is very much a narrative-driven experience, it's incredibly difficult to create a let's play without spoiling anything, but I appreciate you for keeping spoilers to a minimum.
Thank you for playing :)
Actually this game started out as a darker and more serious survival horror game but within 90 days turned into this incredible mess.
Glad you liked it, the lamp's response is: "LAMPS STILL DON'T TALK. WHY DO YOU PRESIST."