A downloadable game for Windows

A short game about a journalist who travels into the Galician countryside to interview an old man who claims to have built a radio that allows him to speak with God.

Interview with the Whisperer is an experimental conversational adventure that makes use of Chatbot technology to convert whatever you write into something that the game character may or may not understand. Do your best to draw as much information as you can out of Manuel. You may need to be perseverant since he has a bit of trouble following conversations!

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Interview-With-The-Whisperer.1.2.zip 85 MB

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ugh amazing experience, i really love all your games deconstructeam!!

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Amazing game, as always! ;)

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thanks!!! anything by deconstructeam is coom worthy!

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extremely interesting game. i got both endings and really enjoyed trying to find different dialogue:) i love the idea and the music created the perfect atmosphere. i love all of the games you've made so far and this one did not disappoint:)<3 

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Such an interesting game. Totally caught me off guard halfway through.

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gasped

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10/10  I love thinking about the phylosophical ideas of your games.

How many endings are there? 

SPOILER AHEAD



I have seen the normal "God" ending and the Devil program "editadmin.bat", am i missing more endings? 

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That's it, you've seen both endings :)

Thank you very much for your reply <3 And happy new year :)

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This game was really well executed and it has a fantastic concept. I enjoyed asking Manuel different questions to see his responses. It took me awhile to get the ending, but it was worth it. I have to say, seeing Manuel give me various types of answer regarding God was a bit trippy for me and it definitely had me thinking for awhile after completing the game. This game gave me such a wonderful and immersive experience. 

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fullscreen mode pls

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Ok so not any suggestions or anything I just wanted to praise this game for anyone questioning to download. Hands down best free itch.io game ever. I love the story and the characters. I would like it if there were more endings but other than that 11/10 game. The dev(s) worked really hard and it shows. There was a lot of time and effort put into this game and man, how it paid off. Overall, just an amazing work of art.

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(I do wish Dona Remedios appeared more often. She only had a few lines about her but I could tell she is a big part of Manuel's present life.)

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i remove the editadmin from reality and the game ends with the devil prevailing.. scary..

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wonderful experience :) 

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Hikayede ve oyunda zaman çok önemli...

Mesela

zamanı günümüz olan bir oyun sıradan gelir benim gibilere

oyun kötü değil ama gelecekte ya da eskilerse geçen bir oyun olsaydı harika olurdu

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SPOILERS

I really like this one.  The story presented here was really fascinating and achieved an otherworldliness that couldn't have done this premise more justice.

One suggestion I would give is to have a way to decline the final offer.  My answer to the question was "Nothing" but I just got the normal response.

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Amazing game! Such a great story.

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Great game :)

[SPOILERS BELOW] 

 I'm curious: What did you ask God to remove from reality?

(I chose hatred)

 

i chose god lol

same

I said limitations

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I said TikTok lol

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This game was an amazing and... trippy experience, to say the least.
the old crib, you and him in the room, just asking and answering questions.


[SPOILERS FROM NOW ON]


When I got to the part where he says he isnt allowed to say the name of pangea, I hesitantly said it and the reactions of the interviewer sprite and me were the same. I thought he was being controlled, and... he kinda was.
When I saw trust reach 100%, I hastily asked to use the machine, my feelings were all over the place. And when I saw the being the old man was talking about, the atmosphere got even trippier and weirder.

Just imagine a being you can not comprehend, asking you what to erase from this world. I, after some thinking, I chose despair. When I saw my own mind swich on to this weird robotic mode, I freaked out a bit. But when I noticed that it was to remove my perception of despair, I calmed down.

This trippy experience was one hell of a ride, and I am glad I could play this game and experience the strange mood of this interactive fiction.

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This was an amazing game! I even had a philosophical breakdown (that last series of questions and answers were so amazing and unexpected), I love it! I like the characters and that twist at the end (and the middle if you speak thy name), was spectacular! I will love to see more games like this! Good job!

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That was delightful. How did you determine what the game makes notes of in the journalist's log compared to what Manuel says?

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Thank you! You can take a look at a file named phone_notes.ini on the game folder to peek at how this system works :P

I love all your games, but these days I'm mostly on osx. Any chance of a Mac build?

I'm sorry but right now we don't own an apple computer for preparing osx builds :'(

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How to change the windows size? My monitor is not that big.

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The music of this game is really good, is there any chance you guys can upload it somewhere online?

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We will release the single on Spotify and other platforms soon. Follow @thefingerspit or @deconstructeam on twitter for more updates!

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good game <3

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Great game! I just want to point out that Medeiros is an anagram for Remedios, it's kind of interesting.

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This is a really intriguing concept! I fully enjoyed it

A fun little game. Liked the idea and the retro style.

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WOAHHH this is so cool, i just kinda wish i could save and load the game so i could make different choices, really interesting overall !!

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Struggled to find the flow of the conversation at first, but very responsive and convincing! Great ending!

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Great concept and captivating mood from the very start. Graphical style and music fits perfectly.

I got stuck during the first try, and Manuel just kept repeating same phrases over and over. On a second try, I finished the game quite fast by asking pretty much the same questions. There were some server issues during the first run that may have caused problems. Or then I just missed something. Which made me wonder: are there multiple endings?

Some minor usability notes:

- Occasionally Manuel keeps repeating same sentences, and it would be nice to be able to skip them.

- Mouse wheel scrolls the notes-panel in wrong direction and is too slow. Also, I'd like to be able to use keyboard for scrolling.

- I'd like to see a list of all questions I've asked.

This one reminds me of games like "Her Story", but I think the text-based approach has some advantages. Story doesn't have to be so strictly scripted as  with videos, and one could use more paths or even procedural generation to create content.

Great job. Think I have to browse your other games now also.

you can hold down right mouse to speed through dialogues, and yes there's multiple endings

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I figure I could be of use here. Hold right click to skip through dialogue, and I think the scrolling think might just be your mouse. It works fine for me. Also, as far as I'm aware, there are two endings (there might be more but I went through the games code and I'm pretty sure there's only the couple). The first is the brainwash ending. This is just the basic ending. Just use the radio and answer all the questions. The second one is a lot more surprising so I won't spoil it but just ask Manuel about contacting the Devil. That's all the stuff I can help you with. I'm sure the developers can help with the rest.

Oh so typical. I probably tried every button on the keyboard but somehow missed RMB. I got that devil-ending.

wow never know there's another ending! Will try that one!

how to get to the basic ending? answer all the questions? i got the devil ending

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Secret tip, if you say Pangea, it will tell you his trust level. once this trust reaches 100 (you have to ask him questions and stuff), you can ask to use his machine, and answer all the questions normally.

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RESETING THE WORLD 99.9999

Nice game! I´ll make a video for my youtube channel about it.

just a doubt, does this "chatbot" store player data to improve future conversations or does it already have pre-established questions and answers? Hugs

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Can't say how much I love that. It seems like the developer are collecting player's inputting answer ? It will be interesting to see that list!

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I have no words, it's amazing

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i had to register just to make this comment. amazing game. so glad i saw this one. also la echo de menos a españa asi que it made it very nostalgic <3 truly wonderful work here.

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Fantastic, clever, very graceful stuff. Very smart. Is this another experiment as part of a mechanic for a larger game? Always interested in your work.

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this was absolutely amazing. had a lot of fun restarting the world

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this game is amazing

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This looks great. Any chance for a mac version?

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I'm sorry but this game will remains only for windows

 :(

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Thanks for the reply. Time to dust off my old Windows machine ;)

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Joder, muchisimas gracias! es genial!

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Enhorabuena y gracias por regalarnos algo más de media hora de narrativa no lineal con ideas interesantes. Por cierto, la manera en que la música indica el progreso hacia  la meta es... ¡mwa (beso de chef)!

Para que fuese aún más gallego le faltó alguna referencia a París de Noia, pero me doy con un canto en los dientes.

¡Mucha suerte en los próximos proyectos!

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Thank you so much for making such a poetic game.

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You three are amazing, I'm always surprised in the best way possible by your work.

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