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Minimalist storytelling: A Dark Room

#1 Post by Taleweaver » Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:34 am

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#2 Post by merdeamour » Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:46 am

I finally have a cart! I keep wondering whether I'll die if I don't stoke the fire as soon as I can D:

EDIT: Now I can't stop playing T_T This feels like my favorite RPG for PC games that I love to play. I'm guessing this will take me a LOT of time to play before I get tired of it ((:
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#3 Post by Fairy Godfeather » Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:25 am

I've been playing this game since I saw the review on JayIsGames. I've been enjoying it. It's a curious game, especially in regards to the story. Very much a case of less is more.

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#4 Post by Alex » Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:28 pm

He-he, the imagination always beats all the graphical effects...))
Thanks for sharing...;)

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#5 Post by pwisaguacate » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:22 pm

I overslept (meant to just take a nap, actually) and woke up with 50,000 wood. I played for a few hours and explored the entire map and stuff...

Well, that was fun while it lasted, but it kinda, uh, ended abruptly after that starship thingy...

Speaking of imaginative play, at first I thought it was some sort of tribal "half nekkid villagers" type of setting.
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#6 Post by lemonscent » Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:45 am

I've stoked fires a couple times but aside from "the stranger shivers & mumbles quietly", nothing's happening..? Am I doing something wrong? o__o;
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#7 Post by Taleweaver » Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:48 am

Wait. After a few moments, she will get warmer, and then the story will continue. Also, your wood should be running low soon, unlocking a new location. You should visit that location.
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#8 Post by LVUER » Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:32 am

My character dies once in RPG section. He revives but after that I can't use any weapon anymore (even after making it several more).
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#9 Post by Taleweaver » Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:50 am

You need to equip it again :) don't forget bringing it along on your next journey.
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#10 Post by netravelr » Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:02 am

Yeah, that was a fun time playing the game. I really liked the roguelike aspect of it and the mechanics that kept being added a piece a time making it easier to grasp everything in the game. Pretty awesome stuff. :-)
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#11 Post by Taleweaver » Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:18 am

The game has a few hurdles that are quite hard to overcome (sulfur mine, anyone?), but that makes achieving progress even more satisfying. Plus, even though there wasn't even a line of exposition anywhere, I still felt I knew the world this is set in inside out in the end. A great example of show not tell, and with nothing but words.
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#12 Post by LVUER » Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:32 am

Taleweaver wrote:You need to equip it again :) don't forget bringing it along on your next journey.
That's the problem. I can't equip it. There is no such option, it disappears. I can equip it just fine before my character died (I equip twice, the first time is for bone spear and the second time is for iron sword).
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#13 Post by Taleweaver » Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:35 am

That's strange. I've never had this issue. And you're sure you've had Builder make you a new weapon before trying to equip it? Because you lose all your carried weapons upon death.
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#14 Post by lemonscent » Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:15 pm

Taleweaver wrote:Wait. After a few moments, she will get warmer, and then the story will continue. Also, your wood should be running low soon, unlocking a new location. You should visit that location.
Oh! Okay, thanks. Time to retry the game~
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