Isn't it!? One of my all-time favorites. Super impactful. Glad I could introduce you!
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This is such a great game! I love the music and how beautiful the general look and feel of the game is even in (and possibly due to) its simplicity. I do wish there was the ability to change background/fx volumes; the fx is so loud compared to the background music.
This is such a fantastic game. I love how you really throw us in without much to go on, leading to--at least, with me--a very fitting false sense of security and inevitable failure. As you'll read from my other comments I failed in the first run-through, but after restarting with some strategies in mind I did much better. I'm an environmentalist and vegan, a far cry from the way I grew up: totally apathetic and skeptical of global warming thanks to a heavily conservative, Fox-News-obsessed- family. I really got into this game and will more than likely return to it to see how quickly I can save the world again (lol). I hope this helps to inform other people about how important it is that we help change things, and soon. But I do think it would be much more realistic (and helpful to the cause) to highlight how animal agriculture has greater impacts on anthropogenic global warming than coal and gas-fueled transportation. (The name is gimmicky, but the data is tried and true: Cowspiracy is a documentary available on Netflix and all the sources are listed on cowspiracy.com/facts. I highly recommend it!)
One thing I struggled with as far as mechanics go: I played this in-browser on my Mac and a large part of the right side of the screen is entirely cut off when in full-screen mode. If I wanted to read what different "power ups" (so to speak) would do, I'd have to exit from full screen and scroll over. I also didn't realize there was a pause button until halfway through my second game because of this lol.
Just small things. Overall, absolutely excellent game. Thanks so much for it!
I know this is an old comment, but I hope you see this all the same--or at least came to realize what I did.
At first I, too, thought that it was some nihilistic art piece about how we're just generally fucked. I had been in the green as far as Metric tonnage goes, and with CO2 PPM, but I was still in the red with the total anomaly temp! But I found that if I kept planting more trees, eventually I gained enough of a weighted ratio that the anomaly started to decrease in temperature, finally. The problem is, an hour and a half isn't enough time to get a real feel for the game. I had to restart after I messed up pretty badly and had hit a point of no return (so of course I ruined my chances to get to game over quickly and see what the bad ending looked like lol) and began the new game in earnest. I logged abooout three hours or so from start to "all green", and I was playing pretty quickly. It was 2071 when I started decreasing PPM and tonnage, but it wasn't until ~2130 that I started decreasing in global temp/anomaly.
Patience is a virtue. :) Hope you went on to find success!
Better yet: the ability to enact a reproduction limit on humans à la China's only-two legislation and the U.S.'s 1960's only-two fad. The game's meat ban and the Sanctuary option does plenty as far as manipulation of nonhuman species, which is apropos because humans are the root of global warming, not nonhuman animals. We know now that animal agriculture is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the entire global transportation industry, and the most important thing we could do as far as immediate benefit to the amelioration of global warming would be to stop eating all animals, their breastmilk, and calcified periods. With this in mind, it would actually be more accurate (albeit complicated) to introduce methane to the game, and/or a greater decrease in CO2 levels with the enactment of the meat ban.
Absolutely phenomenal game! I loved how spooky it was, the soundtrack was ace, and the semi-solipsistic exploration was delightful. Looking forward to seeing what else NoCode comes out with! (Played on Mac.)