Ring the dore bell
July 4, 2010 9:20 PM   Subscribe

Friday Flash Fun!
(disclaimer: not Friday)
posted by Bonzai (30 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Get something sharp.
posted by unliteral at 9:36 PM on July 4, 2010 [1 favorite]

Hmm...I'm stuck in a dark room with a couple of chairs and a single light bulb.
posted by jedicus at 9:44 PM on July 4, 2010

Hmm...there is a solution, but it's not very obvious.
posted by jedicus at 9:47 PM on July 4, 2010

The production values were high until "you're eyes are opening" in the very end. I hate when Flash authors can make an awesome, moody game but don't get anyone to check for typos.
posted by LSK at 9:57 PM on July 4, 2010 [3 favorites]

(disclaimer: also not fun)
posted by hjo3 at 10:03 PM on July 4, 2010 [3 favorites]

production values were high until "you're eyes are opening"

the word "door" is spelled "dore" so maybe it's intentional...?
posted by archivist at 10:18 PM on July 4, 2010

The game was lovely, I just wish it made more sense. The plot is a little too arty-farty for it's own game. Still, an incredibly beautiful piece of work. Worth it for the trampoline portion, at least.
posted by GilloD at 10:31 PM on July 4, 2010

Has anybody played through multiple times yet? Do the answers to the various questions change anything?
posted by reklus at 10:40 PM on July 4, 2010

I am stuck in the entrails. Must art always imitate life?
posted by dobbs at 10:50 PM on July 4, 2010

Finished. Very nice. Thanks.
posted by dobbs at 10:56 PM on July 4, 2010

I am stuck in what seems to be the basement after playing the piano. I was lied to!
posted by kenko at 10:58 PM on July 4, 2010

posted by kenko at 11:01 PM on July 4, 2010

I played this earlier, and I really really like it. It's excellent -- especially the music.
posted by spiderskull at 11:17 PM on July 4, 2010 [2 favorites]

I rather enjoyed this, I think it was cute.
posted by selenized at 11:19 PM on July 4, 2010

I won't spoil anything (disclaimer: spoilers) if I say that the solution to the annoying dark-room trap that's been mentioned above is to hit three switches that are all but invisible in the dark, one of which is inexplicably on the roof.

I don't feel bad about posting this, because a) it's entirely arbitrary and therefore annoying, and b) I had to look up the answer myself. I'm just paying it forward.

But yes. Very pretty. And the worm's ass was a nice touch. May someone pay this man money to illustrate something. That's the idea here isn't it?
posted by bicyclefish at 11:37 PM on July 4, 2010

Well, that kept me from doing the dishes for another half hour. Thanks Bonzai.
posted by Chichibio at 11:41 PM on July 4, 2010

I got stuck and looked up a video walkthrough. Apparently there are supposed to be 2 switches in a room that were missing when I played it. Good production design but lousy gameplay and puzzles.
posted by clockworkjoe at 11:56 PM on July 4, 2010

Some of the art reminds me of limbo
posted by jeblis at 2:21 AM on July 5, 2010

Would you mind linking that walkthrough, clockworkjoe?
posted by mediareport at 6:00 AM on July 5, 2010

mediareport: This video walkthrough is pretty thorough.
posted by syzygy at 6:08 AM on July 5, 2010

I checked the walkthrough because the piano bit wasn't working for me...I had it right all along but the it just wasn't working. I loved the gameplay and the nightmarish dreamy feel. I only wish it were longer.
posted by schyler523 at 6:39 AM on July 5, 2010

great graphics and sound, wish the story was worth the time.
posted by rebent at 7:38 AM on July 5, 2010

Hmm. Spent 5 minutes clicking around stuck in the room. I'm sure the rest of the game is neat, but I was done with clicking blindly into arbitrary areas (aka "pixelbitching") back in the 80's.

Seriously, what part of "click blindly without clues" is supposed to be fun?
posted by yeloson at 7:58 AM on July 5, 2010

Shouldn't need to click anywhere. It's controls are entirely the arrow keys.
posted by samsara at 8:23 AM on July 5, 2010

Played this before knowing it was posted on here; were the switches really that hard to find? The switches themselves were distinguished from the background at least in the second room, as I remember having to look for the last one, but I'm not so sure about the first room... Over the dodgy spelling, given that the dialogue is spelt perfectly (as far as I can remember), the signs on the wall (and "the end") look to be intentionally misspellt; it actually makes sense if you take a quick guess about who exactly wrote the signs.

The ending is a bit disappointing I'll admit, and the length of the game left something to be desired, but overall I liked it. Might not be the best 'atmospheric adventure' game out there, but it is hardly the worst.
posted by Inner Universe at 8:38 AM on July 5, 2010

And I've just seen several errors in my comment, including "misspellt". Now I know why some people on here desire an edit function.
posted by Inner Universe at 8:42 AM on July 5, 2010

Alternatively very creepy and beautiful, nice atmosphere. I was stuck for a minute w/ the switches, too, but I don't think it was that hard... I just had to pause a minute and look around.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 10:01 AM on July 5, 2010

"Why don't you make yourself useful and find out what's clogging the drain behind our house?"


"If you don't do it I'll kill you"

posted by Demogorgon at 11:14 AM on July 5, 2010

Finished it. The last section in the basement is whole lot of "bounce around and hope you hit the hidden switches". Other than that, it was a cute diversion.
posted by Thorzdad at 4:05 PM on July 5, 2010

Very cool, pretty graphics, nice music.

For those that are pixel hunting, don't, you do not have to. Everything is interacted with by running into it. Step one: run into the edge of the screen to move on.
posted by Maztec at 4:52 PM on July 10, 2010

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