this one scared the shit out of me just knowing how messed up it is that some people have to deal with thoughts and compulsions like this every day. body dysmorphia is no joke. ntm the cptsd and trauma for laynie and this johann person. i did like that there are multiple endings depending on which interpretation laynie goes with. left with questions about the ending in a good way. wouldn't recommend for the squeamish.
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my first ending was the child soldier one, but i like how there is no true ending here it could be any one of these just depending on what you read all the evidence as and i think thats awesome
Hey cool game. Loved the constant intrigue to find out the truth and the end was kinda creepy. Good job i loved this game.
not a game I should have played while on weed but a good one none the less.
This game is *such* a good representation of how it feels to live with trauma, and how one's mind can hide the truth of what really happened from themself. Definitely one of the most profound games I've ever experienced.
The constant shifts between devastating trauma, dellusion and dissociation make this, hands down, a god tier piece in the realm of cPTSD related art. Thank you for this.
hello ! Looks great. Any Mac version on the way ?
The pixel art for this game was really beautiful! I liked the animation and color scheme a lot. The plot was difficult to decipher, which makes sense given how many routes the story can take. I got the 'Johan' ending, which was saddening to read, but executed well. Overall, I feel like there were some things left unanswered that could have been better explained, (The meaning behind 11:45, for example) but it still made for a well-designed game that makes you want to try all of the routes. Nicely done :)
beautiful game hits super hard
When I first saw that this game touched upon the themes of identity, self harm, and a 'narrative expirement' my expectations were pretty low. I came in expecting to riff on this game like it was one of the hundred million other 'really unique indie games about [sexual/racial/other] identity'. Not so! This was a really neat and atmospheric CYOA schizophrenia story. If I had time to do things other than work and commute, I would definitely pursue the other endings just to unravel the story.
Things I liked:
- Interesting story, gameplay, and ending.
- Good music and visuals.
- Disgusting, abominable (effective) sound design.
Things I disliked:
- Character wore spats but no bra, hoodie but no pants. A bit weird.
This game is incredible, its an original game with an story that will blow your mind and multiple ending !
I can't say I enjoyed the idea of carrying out self-harm, but I think the game is well done. While I only played it through once, I was disturbed and horrified and saddened by the main character - all emotional responses to what was happening. I definitely would not recommend this to everyone, but it's a worthy game.
I don't know what plans or projects surround this one, but I can't help but comment on and praise the interesting concepts at work.
i did a little play through with my own interpretation of the story at the end!
A lot of game tells a story about protagonist who is trying to fin who is he or her by wanting him or her to discover their surroundings.Well,this game takes that arrow of discovery and points it to you;even to your own skeleton
Vivid Life is about a girl who realizes that she no longer feels in her own body safe and suspects that her skeleton is not hers,so steals a gigantic X-Ray and wanders out of her plaugely brueaucratistic futuristic city and starts to examine herself.
The inspection is really simple;all you got to do is take some X-rays of her and then examine it if it has some clues on it.If you found something,then go cut it.Really simple but plays a major and a lovely way to unfold the story and the plot.
We have an only one music for the whole game and that represents the 8-bit aesthetics minimally but beautiful.
There is 6 ways to bring an end to the game but it still leaves some plotholes left in it but it is only a minor bad part.
I really liked it and gave it a 5/5 shot.A masterpiece in short indie story.
This game is genius! I just had to play again to find all 6 endings (or are there even more?). The first ending I got was the "Artificial" one.
I made videos on it:
Well this is definitely a memorable one. The type of thing I hate in a good way. It just has such a weird feeling to it, like the lowkey upbeat music and pretty pixel-art setting & then you start just casually pulling out your teeth with pliers. Super cool, congrats.
There's nothing I can say that could capture how weirdly mesmerizing this this game is or how long it sticks with you after you finish it. One of those things you'd give anything to learn more about the world it takes place in :3.
Never have I ever played a game about a protagonist whose skeleton wasn't theirs, and who spent the game digging into themselves to find out who they really were, but I have to say that it was really interesting. I only got two of the endings, and I don't know how many there are, but I really liked this game, and I would definitely recommend it.
Always had a thing for pixel game. Adding a weird strange female protagonist to the mix make this such a pleasant experience to go through. Didn't expect to take such a dark turn in the plot, but, it just made me feel more invested into the story. Love it.
I really like the visual style of the game. The colors and tones chosen are very pleasing.
I would love to see this fully fleshed out and do more! What an amazing story and a interesting way to tell it!
Three Weird Games #2
You know, after playing 3 of your game (Substance of Kin, Interview with the Whisperer and 1145) I can say that while I love your games, it´s mistery and the art (specially the art) I am a bit angry/sad/annoyed at the fact you act very similar like Valve
Make awesome games with a big cliffhanger at the end that will never get a sequel
I really love this game. i got the ending where some guy in a weird mask came to get her to come home. Was that Johan? From the choices we are given it seems like she isn't a normal girl and was modified somehow. I also want to know how she came to the conclusion her skeleton wasn't hers and the meaning behind 11:45.
i do have a question- what war was this about? as in, what country, if you don't mind me asking? it's an amazing concept
The universe of this game is undetermined. No references to any actual world events :)
Amazing insane game! I found all 6 endings. Two questions:
This was a demo for some bigger project,where is it?
And... Why 11:45???
Jeez, that was so fun! Thank you so much for making that game!
I loved that so much, very interesting, short and fun!
My playthroughs tend to gravitate toward Johann/ Child Soldier. I keep playing again hoping for secrets and endings that I wish there were more of ):
is this game suitable for twitch?
It contains brief pixelart nudity, but there is no sexual content. We've seen other streamers play it without problem.
can someone help me figure out how to download these games? I’m new to the website and every time I try, it brings me to a blank gray page with the reload button. (I’m on phone by the way) if anyone finds out how to help me, let me know somehow
Hey, may you try to do this:
Like this> Change to desktop mode on your mobile browser
And if this don't work, try to turn on the option "download from unknown source".
At first i thought this was just another neat pixelart game, but it surpassed that, this is a full on experience, the music, the graphics, and most importantly, the story that talks about self discovery, all combined in this game, it really has some replay value to it, i had to play it a couple of times before understanding everything, the gameplay is also fantastic, reminds me of games like day of the tentacle mixed with trauma center, there's something very special about this game, the background specialy on the intro reminds me of something... something i can't quite remember, it made me feel like the protagonist of the game, it made me feel bad for her, truly a sad story and game that more people need to find out about.
I LOVE THIS GAME SO MUCH !!!! DUDE I NEED MORE OF THIS IN MY LIFE
Didn't play the game yet, but I just downloaded the game and, well, it looks like the file names have some heavy spoilers. I'd suggest to rename them to something more generic to avoid spoiling the player.
Its very cool game
I'm confused. I'm just not used to decide about things, that happened in the past, because it doesn't make sense.
Played it and tried to find every outcome
Didn't notice the feet till the last playthrough (even though they're literally in the preview).
In order of endings, I got
Child Soldier - Artificial - Acceptance - Johann - Alien - Activated
It's... a sad game. Interesting. But sad. Kinda hopeful in some places (the child soldier, being thankful for the person who is gone but managed to pull you through life's hardships hit close, as I think I have some kind of PTSD too (from totally different circumstances)). I always got artificial and alien at the same time. Dunharai. It's... interesting. I like how "normal" she felt in the artificial one, asking to meet her maker, and noting other humans feel the same way.
The Johann ending was very sad. I didn't really want to prod around that, but it kept coming. An abusive ex. Laynie was 17 and suffered so much.
Honestly, the activated ending was the one I didn't really care for. The other were all interesting in their own manner, but that one felt... too much?
I don't know. I liked that game.
I think the option to skip text you've already seen and the intro would have helped going through several playthroughs, though.
Also, I was pretty skittish towards removing the teeth and the eye. The eye was easier than I thought, as someone else in the comments said.
Thank you for this game.
I got the ending of acceptance. It was her skeleton.
I found it a really interesting portrayal of dissociation from the body as a result of abuse. Many who are abused need to dissociate to survive and become disconnected from their bodies (for various reasons), so I found this an incredibly clever and realistic way to depict that struggle.
El final me ha recordado un poco a la película Diamond Flash de Carlos Vermut.La ambientació me ha gustado pero he acabado teniendo mas preguntas que respuestas.