I hope I can release something worthwhile! This month has been a nightmare :(
Love the idea though so I will finish it even if I can't right now. Hope things are going well on your side
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Your excitement is infectious! Very interested to see what you'll put together.
Also love that this is a whole month long. Though for me this allows more time to work on the story. Wish I could animate sigh. One day.
Hello, hello. I'm Plim, a freelance writer and independent filmmaker. I'm currently trying to build a soulslike in Twine but I love noir so I want take some time off from that to see if I can make something interesting for this jam.
The Burning Heart, is an interactive story featuring Solomon Todd, a detective on the brink of retirement who has been forced to take a leave of absence after a case goes terribly wrong. Solomon drives into the countryside to clear his head. After a long day of driving he checks into The Golden Pine, a small motel in the heart of the forest. It soon becomes clear that something is off. A fellow lodger is found murdered, her body nailed to a tree.
Someone has woven wildflowers between her toes and carved a strange message into her ribs.
“The owls are watching, the fox is starving, the bear is sleeping, and the beast is hunting.”
If you like Southern Gothic then you neeeeeeeeeeeed to watch True Detective season 1. It was fantastic. The pessimistic philosophy stuff was also incredibly intriguing. though I didn't know it was called that at the time. I'm so excited for season 2 because they've gone back to what made it great in the first place and I can't wait to see how Mahershala Ali and Stephen Dorff act this out. (not that I can remember seeing Dorff in anything since Blade :/ )
I don't remember much about Lux-Pain to be honest, except that it didn't grab me. But that's not important. Stop reading this. Right now. Drop everything. Ignore everyone you pass. Go home. Watch Mulholland Drive!
Kafka on the shore was the first Murakami I ever read. Such an amazing book made even weirder by the fact that I had just moved to Taiwan at that time. Made the whole experience even more surreal. I worship Twine Peaks and pretty much anything Lynch has ever done. But wow. Lux -Pain. I remember that game! Really need to revisit that.
Something I really want to pilfer from for this jam is Southern Gothic. That made the first True Detective for me. Could go very well with a bit of Angel Heart.
I love Murakami's Hard Boiled Wonderland and The End of the World. Which is probably why I love the idea of this jam! I'm curious about what noir works people here are going to draw inspiration from.
For me it's going to be Inherent Vice. There's just something about that film. "Inherent Vice is a postcard of the sun going down on California." Someone, somewhere, once said that and the image just stuck with me.
Thank you so much! Getting to that ending gave me such headaches as the deadline approached. I admit that at the start it was totally just going to be about someone getting eaten. Then as I wrote it kind of just took on a life of its own. The fact that you found it mysterious and ambiguous makes me so happy!
The font thing could be because it is an unusual one. I think it defaults to a certain font if the one you used isn't a standard font that most people have. Read something like that somewhere a while back. Might be wrong of course!
First of all... Dodocan is awesome! I totally understand. We did a jam too and ran out of time. It always feels like there's more time... and then it's gone. I enjoyed the dialogue but I think it could be pushed even further. At first I didn't realise that I had to press a button to get dodocan to return and I was imagining him (her? who knows) slacking off somewhere which made me laugh as well.
Thanks for responding and you can add another dodocan fan to the list :)
I enjoyed the little musings of the character and the art. I also think it works as a metaphor. Wish there had been a second set of dialogue and I was half expecting things to get weeeeird in the basement. But that's probably because there were so many papers! Enjoyed it thanks :)
This is all kinds of fantastic. The writing is so polished and just beautiful. Lines like, "She would smile, but it never reached her eyes", and all the other little snippets really pulled me in. I really hope you take this further :)
I enjoyed the prototype overall. Are you going to expand on the dialogue later? i think it could be great if it had a sort of Disgaea humour to it. Just a note. The sound isn't in stereo right now.
The chaos!! Loved just blasting everything to bits and stage two was amazing. Also the line, "Don't think of them as children think of any of them as the bastard that will put a bullet in you further down the road" had me in stitches xD
I really enjoyed the premise. I think this could be great if you went on with it. Trevor waiting for breakfast that Steve is making but he has to constantly fly out or something to go save someone. So Trevor just sits and watches as the toast burns and wonders how Steve can be so super as a hero but so useless in other ways xD