## jakefriend

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Thanks! It's actually less painting and more of a line art cartooning style - books on principles of animation would be more useful than on painting, I think! That said, this is just my personal style that's grown over time; I haven't used tutorial resources for art before so I don't have any to recommend 😅

Even-more direct follow-up hint (with one number worked out):

If the first three numbers are all 1 (as low as they can be) and the fifth question is false, then their sum is 3 and the fourth number is either 1 or 2. Because that doesn't isolate a single number, that can't be right - so the fourth number must be 9, with the fifth question being true and the sum of the first three numbers being 8.

From here, the rest of the solving should be a lot easier - there's only so many combinations of the numbers on this phone that can total 8!

More direct follow-up hint:

In order for you to get the fourth digit, the fifth question must indicate exactly one number, and only one number. Because it is comparing a sum to itself, the only way it can isolate a single number is at either end of the 1-9 set, if the total of the other three numbers is either less than 2 or greater than 8.

Even more direct hint in next comment.

Consider the premise that you should not need to bruteforce the code, at all: The questions, when answered correctly, will only ever lead you to a single possibility of numbers that can be the code.

Then, look at the fifth question first. What would have to be true for this question to indicate a singular numeric answer, between 1-9?

More direct hint in next comment.

Still gonna be a while, sorry!

Nope! It's unlikely the demo will be updated past where it is right now, other than some quality-of-life thing, and the full game is still a ways out. (The demo is like, a teeny tiny fraction of the content that's gonna be in this thing!)

Yep! Still a while out, but it's my full-time focus every day :) It's a BIG game, is the thing!

cat in car simulator

Thanks for making a video, glad you enjoyed it! Just noticed that you were actually playing an old buggy build from Sept 2020, when the most recent build is April 2021 with much more content and polish in general - so some of the awkwardness you ran into is long-since dealt with! That said if you're interested in checking it out again, I'd just wait a few months more until the updated demo comes out :) Cheers!

I'm glad you enjoyed! 😄 I barely had a chance to playtest for enjoyability, so I was really hoping it'd all come together at the end!

Can't wait to see more! :D

This is a problem with your local device, unfortunately, not the game.

The files are all the same version for different operating systems. There are icons showing which, and you can hover over for the full filename.

same tbh

Katana!! Your energy is so good in this, I was so into how into it you were :D Thanks for sharing!

Hi arsenkka, that happens when your computer can't handle the GLES3.0 open source drivers the project uses. If you message me at jakefriend.dev@gmail.com or on the Discord server (link above), I can get you a copy of a GLES2.0 export that will work.

(The full game will have a proper configuration file that manages this, but for the time being, it's just a separately exported executable.)

Hey, thanks for the feedback and glad you enjoyed! :D

I actually just posted a new patch, which you'd have to redownload (but won't break backwards save compatibility). It addresses some rebalancing of the Waking Fossil fight, and adds one more secret event :)

The white Xs aren't quite visible enough yet, yeah - I'll need to iterate on that a bit more still. But thanks for passing that on!

Yes! The full release will be on Steam, Itch, and possibly GOG.

Thanks Chillera! I'm aware of #1 as the game's currently meant to be manually downloaded (I'm not sure why the itch app is pushing it when I haven't yet set up the app integration - I'd prefer it didn't until I was ready for it).

#2 is a bug that's been cropping up only in the Kickstarter build the past few days, and which I'm trying to resolve for the March 30th secret content update. Right now if you can open the settings, turn off fullscreen mode, and turn it back on, that should reset it to 'proper' full screen! Sorry for the inconvenience there :)

No, I can't sustain a living without charging for the game, nor would I feel comfortable about dedicated a total of a year and a half of my life to giving away a high-effort product for free. The demo will remain free forever, and may still get 1-2 updates in the future.

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Hey sikry, while I'm thrilled at how the Kickstarter is doing, \$24,000 CAD is not even going to cover my own costs, just rent while my partner covers everything else. Even if I didn't need the money myself, it wouldn't be half-enough to fairly pay a single additional developer for a year. Just to make it clear that it isn't some colossal amount of free money to throw around!

Unfortunately that's part of exporting an EXE for a small project - until Microsoft can see it has been publically downloaded X number of times, it will warn you that it's an unknown file. Every time I put out a new version that download count per-file drops to 0 so this will happen a lot until I stop updating it :/

It is safe, though, and only needs to be approved to run.

Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the art, Yoppy. Did you end up trying the demo?

That depends on how much funding the Kickstarter gets! Hitting 100% will take us to the very end of the year, while adding in the stretch goal content would extend development time by 3-4 weeks per.

I loved your video!! Thanks so much for sharing! Your enthusiasm is so contagious hahahaha 😄 I'm so glad you enjoyed!

Extra-hard bonus levels you say...? 00

I've been waiting for you to drop this!! :)

Thanks Liam!! : ) Definitely will on both counts! Linux users have been a big part of the 7k download milestone!

Sorry to hear that, Enderslime! Do you know which star you weren't able to get? I haven't had any other reports about a problem like this, and the code around the stars is quite simple, so offhand I don't have enough starting information to have a sense of what happened.

Gotcha! The game doesn't auto update, so you have to re-download when there's a new version :) Glad to hear it's an old version as I was sure I had fixed that for 07!

Thanks for letting me know! Could you tell me the version, either on the filename or the main menu in-game?

Oh wow, that's so awesome Enderslime! 😄 Really glad to see you back trying the demo updates! We're only about a week out from the big lore update with a ton more to do and read about the world, you should check that out too!

PS - we'd love to have you in our discord! It's a great place to share stuff like this and has a really good community in general!

Levels 1-9 😌

Level 10 🥵

Very cool puzzle premise, love the art and aesthetic! The difficulty spike is suuuper high, but I enjoyed a lot! I finished through L11 (I guess the first auto-generated one?) and 12 hung on the pre-level loading screen; I had fun though!

Haha I'm so glad you noticed! 😄 I've been trying to apply as much feedback as I have time to, that was some really good feedback!