I'm happy to read this! 😊
Thanks for the feedback.
I was aware there was some false positives with Avast antivirus.
Which antivirus is it? The one that comes with Windows?
You may add an "exception" in the antivirus to make it not scan the program but I'd recommend you check the program before with an online scanner like VirusTotal (it scans one file with many antivirus software) in order to see if there is only one or two detections which should be false positives or if there are plenty, which could indicate a real infection.
Sorry you had so many issues... 😕
Oh, sorry to hear that. I have no real experience with Windows emulation on Mac OS.
I tried a Mac fork of Wine once and it worked quite well iirc (I'm not even sure to remember the exact name of the software... it' was maybe WineHQ, if you want to give it a go...).
The Linux version works.
In order to run the program, it may be necessary (it was for me) to run a terminal window (command line interface) in the game folder and type:
Else, clicking on the file may just open an editor with the content of the file...
Maybe most Linux users are already aware of that, but you could add this information to your instructions...
Thanks for your kind comment, Laura!
I would remake the game with a more modern interface if it wasn't such a huge work. Maybe one day ...
And you can be proud of being the first and only one to have identified the Helloween sample at the end! (It's really where the game's name comes from after all!). Congratulations !
You're welcome, Laura!
Don't feel obliged to play my game, though... (it hasn't the 'depth' of yours). That said, if you do, I'm always happy to have a feedback - every criticism is welcome 😉.
A game has not to be long to be good and enjoyable. Yours is a proof of that.
The background theme is interesting. The story is well written. The graphics choice is well executed. The atmosphere is strong : there's life in this game/story.
It's a really good first game!
There's indeed a Linux version (a .tar.gz file that should be compatible with the app according to itch.io documentation).
I don't use the app myself, nor Linux, so I didn't know about that but I'll try to take a look. It won't be right now, though, since I haven't access to any Linux machine atm, sorry...
Also, I asked the developer of the game engine. The bug could be the consequence of using the Alt+Tab combination, to switch from another window.
When switching back to the game, there's a bug letting the game think a key is still pressed... and the consequence is that it skips the dialogs...
I'm happy you both saw and liked these hints. Since the story is rather simple, I thought it would add a little background to it.
And happy too that you liked playing it. It definitely encourages us to make another game... Thanks!
Thanks Cryptic Hybrid for your video. It's highly appreciated.
I didn't have time to watch it entirely yet, but I'll do it. I got some glimpses here and there and the critics you made are fair... The game could be improved. But it's our very first one and we're still learning ;-)
PS : I just uploaded a written walkthrough
I never encountered such a bug... so for now, I don't know what it is...
The dialogs skip too fast, right?
Normally, they are skipped automatically after a certain duration except if you click on a keyboard key or on a mouse button...
Do they skip without any keyboard or mouse input?
You can try this :
- options -> change the dialog speed
- on the main screen, press F : it will switch to windowed mode. Then exit and restart the game, to play it in a window
Could you please report if it is of any help?
You have to explore the room. By placing the mouse cursor on different objects/regions, you can interact with them. You select the action you want to do and then apply it on the object (either "look at", "pick up", etc.).
Making interactions will enable you to discover new things and hopefully a way to exit...
I'm really happy you enjoy our game. As this is our very first one, it means a lot!
I am preparing a walkthrough. I think I'll be able to make it available on this page before the end of the next week... so stay tuned ;)
A piece of advice : have you tried to speak to the kid? He may give you some slight directions...
Thanks for your comment :)
I present you my first ever game : I Want Out!
A kid is trapped in this mysterious place and wants to get out. Will you help him?
I Want Out! is a retro pixel art point and click adventure game, using a 9-verb-interface like some 80's and 90's titles. But it's also a modern game with state of the art effects! :-P
It's a short game that should require about one hour of gameplay.
The kid is trapped... Why? He doesn't even know... so you've got to find him a way to get out. Along the way, you may find the explanation for all this.
To find an exit, you have to make him explore the environment and interact with it.
Some items can be picked up, kept in your inventory and then be used later. You can then use them on another item, on an object in the room or on the kid himself.
- left mouse click : walk / choose an action / perform the choosen action
- right mouse click : look at items
- mouse wheel : scroll up or down in the inventory
(You'll find keyboard shortcuts in the help menu.)
The game is available in English and in French.
If the game seems a bit slow on your system, look at the Troubleshooting guide...
Game page : here !