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Not a Sailor Studios

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Amazing demo! Such a clever idea for a game as well!

Amazing game! The art, music, and sound are are wonderful :)

Oh no! We're so sorry you ran into this, we'll make note of this and try look into it as soon as we can.  In the meantime, you can press Right Shift + Home and it will reset the scene which should hopefully fix the issue for now. Thanks so much for letting us know :)

A fixed version has been officially posted! Thanks again for pointing this out, I'm literally leaving for a vacation in about 6 hours so I'm very glad you said something :P

Hey guys! Thanks so much for letting us know and we're so sorry you're running into this!! We recently pushed a new update and there's a chance something bugged specifically with the version of the game. We are fixing it right now and will let you know once a new version is pushed. Sorry again!!

Apologies for not noticing this reply until now, but this was arranged by Brandon Hesslau--the coder/composer for our team!

Thank you so much for the kind words! We hope the Wholesome Horror tag really sticks haha. We have a Discord as well if you want to join and stay updated!

Hi! Unfortunately, the current version of demo breaks if the ratio isn't 16:9. We're sorry that you can't experience it on your current monitor, but we are looking into a fix for this once the full game comes out. Thanks for notifying us about this!

Great question! This demo has nothing huge or new added to it actually. There is just a ton of bug fixes and small updates based on community feedback! There are a few more lines of flavor text hidden in some places but everything is going to be quite similar to the previous demo :)


Hey Lazy! I'm really sorry this is happening to you. You'd be pleased to know that another version of the demo is in the works, and hopefully this bug of yours will be fixed once it's released! In the mean time, hang tight. Your buddy will be waiting for you. :)

Hi Helaxis! Glad you enjoyed! That's always awesome to hear. Can confirm, a full version is in development. If you wanted to stay updated, feel free to join our Discord community or follow us on Twitter. :)

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Hey Cass! Thanks for reaching out, really sorry you're stuck! Someone has actually mentioned this before so you're not the only one. So, in the keypad, after typing something in it, it should have prompted with "Nothing happens. Try again?" So this might sound super obvious (sorry if it is), but I was just curious if nothing happens even when just typing 'no'.

Hi there! We're so happy you enjoyed! We have a lot of things planned for this game and we're hard at work on it as we speak. We promise your buddy will return once again! As of right now, we don't have a set release date, but if you wanted to stay updated, feel free to join our Discord community or follow us on Twitter. Thanks so much for the kind words. :)

Hey LordMan! Thanks for letting us know and I'm sorry this is happening. :( This is actually a pretty common bug that we've been told about a few times, so we're definitely going to make sure it gets fixed. Thanks again!

Hi Kim! Thanks so much for your kind words. We're so happy you loved it. That's always an amazing thing to hear. <3 We'd love to do an interview sometime. We've still got quite a bit of work to do on the game, but if you'd ever like to reach out, feel free to message us on Twitter, Discord, or even our email: Thanks again!

A full release is coming with all sorts of fun new things!

Yes we are! The full game is coming and you will see your buddy again as well as some fun new things :)

Hey DK! That's a real bummer you're having this problem and I'm so sorry to hear that. :( So the file that's said to be missing (UnityPlayer.dll) actually comes in the .zip file that Buddy Simulator comes in. So it's odd that it's supposedly missing. I would first re-extract the .zip, then try playing again. Also make sure the file UnityPlayer.dll is in the game's folder. Once again, so sorry that this is happening. If there is anything else I can help with just let me know. I'd feel really bad if you can't play, especially since you donated a dollar (seriously, thank you for that). We'll also make note of this. We're currently trying to fix these types of bugs best we can for the full version. So thanks for letting us know!

Hey SewerPeople! Thanks for reaching out. We've actually had some issues with this before which we're looking into for the final version of the game. For now, the only way to erase the demo data is to go into your system registries. First press Windows+R to open the run screen. Then type 'regedit' into the search bar. After pressing enter you'll see the registry editor. Go to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER / Software / Not a Sailor Studios / Buddy Simulator 1984". Then on the right side you should be able to see a registry called "GameSection". Right click it and delete it. That should erase your progress. If you need anything else just let us know. Looking forward to seeing the video, glad you enjoyed it so far :)

No worries! lol We're happy you enjoyed :)

Hey Blackbird27213, you can type exit at anytime to leave the game.

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We would love to shoot for Mac support, but unfortunately due to some of the game's features, this provided a lot of technical challenges we weren't expecting. This is still something we're strongly pushing towards for the full game, so we'll be sure to keep everyone updated.

Hi Pyro57! We were just about to respond. Yeah, the game was built for a 16:9 ratio, but we'll look into changing that for the final version of the game. Thanks so much for pointing that out. So happy to hear it works on WINE too. Glad you enjoyed! :)

Hi Suikoi! Thanks so much for discovering this. We'll get that fixed immediately. Glad you enjoyed!

Hi Kimmy! Of course! We love seeing peoples reactions to our games and will definitely be looking out for your video.

Hi there sinlost! Thanks so much for pointing this out. After looking into it, we have just realized it's most likely because the main terminal screen uses the file location where the game is extracted. This may cause an anti-virus program to not trust Buddy Simulator 1984 since the game is reading a file location. The game itself is a bit experimental and does some things that might break a few rules purely for narrative reasons. We promise this project is nothing more than a game, but we can understand why anti-virus software might get nervous. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to help.

If you are on a mac computer you most likely need to right click the file then click open and after that make sure to hit open on the window that pops up.


Your video was super enjoyable, and we seriously appreciate you taking the time to shout us out at the end. We really enjoyed your energy and are really excited to see more of your content in the future. Keep up the good work, and thank you for paying your taxes.

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Originally, we made this for the Weekly Game Jam. but we actually started too early. Because of this, we don't feel like we'll be allowed to submit anything since we technically started before the Jam began. We might still submit it to see what happens, but due to the surprising amount of recognition we've gotten, we're actually quite happy with leaving the game here!

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Thank you so much for playing our game! It seriously means a lot to all of us. Your reactions were top notch. We especially loved how you introduced it! We are just so thrilled to have talented content creators such as yourself creating videos for our game!

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We appreciate it! We absolutely loved watching your video and seeing how you slowly picked up on how the money mechanics worked. Keep up the awesome content. <3

Thank you so much for doing your taxes. Your video was a blast to watch, and we're super thankful to see some talented Youtubers taking a stab at our game.