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 Post subject: Eli
PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 6:29 pm 
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Popularity and power - we all want it! But where does it come from? What is it?
Play as Eli in this game that let you explore power and influence people.
Play on the fiercest proving ground created by mankind: primary school.

Play nice. Play mean. Experience the consequences.

What would you have done different?

https://www.jeromegames.com/eli/eli.html

This is our first release and we are super interested in any thoughts you guys may have :)

(And a little bit scared too.)

Cheerio,

Andreas

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 Post subject: Re: Eli
PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 5:13 pm 
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Can you tell us a bit more about the game? Is it really a visual novel or more like a point and click game (judging by the first picture)? What about Eli, does she have a character card like Sophie?

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 Post subject: Re: Eli
PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 5:34 pm 
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Hi Ertal77,

Good questions!

I would not call Eli a point-and-click game. There is no inventory and no "apply X to Y" puzzles. There are some very light social puzzles. For example in the beginning Eli is asking Hannah about her view on Finn, but Hannah does not want to share this information because "[She] don't want to talk about Finn with any stranger.", and at the same time there is the opportunity to do the homework with Hannah - so the solution is to do the homework together to get closer.

The finished game has much simpler social puzzles than I had first planned for, necessary to put the characters and the story in the first room. The game is probably more open than some visual novels though.

The theme of the game is 'Power' (as in power between individuals). It is set among children, which are great because they can be less inhibited before their morale develops. So it gives the opportunity to explore what power means.

Yes, there are two character cards for Eli, depending on where you are in the game.

If you would like to give the game a try, please PM me and I will send you a link. :D

Cheerio,


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 Post subject: Re: Eli
PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 3:26 pm 
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And oh, Ertal77, I just noticed that your location is Spain. That homework Eli and Hannah does is actually about some events in Ronda (why good people do bad things). Hrm, I would relly like to ask if you would mind checking that part?


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 Post subject: Re: Eli
PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 3:27 pm 
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I updated the description of the game. I feel it is now more accurate, and tells what the game is really about. Sorry if it was unclear before, as relations does not refer to a dating game in this case. The game is really a small study in power, and not always so cute as the color palette may indicate.


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 Post subject: Re: Eli
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:04 am 
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I played it last night, and it was really interesting! You are right, there aren't many games which explore how relationships work and how to balance power. It's a really good game for helping kids to deal with bullying, too.

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 Post subject: Re: Eli
PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:47 am 
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Thanks Ertal77!

(Sorry for the late reply, been away.)


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