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May 06, 2009

today I die

Experimental gaming at its best: today I die by Daniel Benmergui.

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

First!
I kinda feel it would be breaking tradition not to write it :o)
I've read lots of comments about this being beautiful and moving, but don't really get if it actually does anything??

Bernards said...

don't get it either...

Rockie said...

Umm.. WTF?!

Rob said...

Free world full of beauty,
today i swim until you come...

Nice art game.

Rob said...

So, first to finish the game?

Anonymous said...

very nice

Anonymous said...

a very nice game! loved it!

for those who don't understand- try to play with the yellow and the green words...

Thijs said...

Very nice game, great choice of music too.

Anonymous said...

huh?

Anonymous said...

this is so beautiful, at first i didn't get it, but it's just so mcuh more. beautiful.

Anonymous said...

hold a jelly untill the word becomes holdable then the rest should make sense

Meaghan said...

Loved it!

Nevermore said...

Really enjoyed this one! Just plain fun.

Kitty said...

I am having trouble with the game aspect of it and it makes me sad because I want to see the rest of the message.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. I love the concept of this game and it has such a lovely story and message. :)

Riiick said...

Alternate ending:

Free world
full of beauty
today i swim
better by myself

Noe said...

Brilliant!

Omochao said...

Check out passage by jason rohrer if you like this.

Iguanaman said...

Okay I guess I am missing something. When the page displays there is a cyan rectangular box in the middle of the screen and some writing to the right ("Today I Die" go here after playing, etc.)

It seems to do nothing at all. I cannot get any reaction to mouse or keyboard. Is that the joke that it is "dead"?

Anonymous said...

try harder, iguanaman

Anonymous said...

really loved it... it took me a while to figure out what was going on but i thought it was beautiful.

Anonymous said...

hmmm...hmmm....it was okay....kinda strange...

Iguanaman said...

"Trying Harder" doesn't make it work. There is simply a cyan rectangle and nothing else. I can look at walk-through videos and see there is supposed to be graphics in that rectangle but there isn't any.

Same thing with FireFox or IE and my flash player is the latest version.

Simon said...

great game! thanx 4 posting bart

meloxu said...

my final is:
Free world
full of beauty
today i swim
until you come

how romantic!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, amazing game! Such a sweet idea.Thanks bart

Anonymous said...

I don't get it......

Anonymous said...

THIS WAS AWESOME
took me a while to understand what to do though

Anonymous said...

Free world
Full of beauty,
Today I swim
Better by myself

Was one of my endings. To get this one

SPOILER SPOILER

At the end, instead of dragging the woman to the man or vice versa, collect all the golden bubbles into one area and drag the woman into it. =]

Johanna said...

That's beautiful. Love it.

Anonymous said...

simple and sweet.

game-n-art game

Anonymous said...

simple and sweet.

real game-n-art game

--- TIP n SPOILER ---

Once you've lightened a jelly try to light all the jellies on the screen. there will be only lightened ones that will come up to the screen.

Anonymous said...

Is this by the same person who made The Majesty of Colors? I really loved that game, it's really artistic like this one and it hits an emotional chord. Anyone who reads this should play it.

Anonymous said...

I cant get past the bit where all the devils eat you..

you have to change the bit at the top from Painful world, to free world, but i never have enough time to move it
:(

Anonymous said...

This game is really touching to me and it almost happened to me to. I was thrown in the ocean by my "friends" and ended up choking.

Anonymous said...

Damn that was deep... touched my heart

Anonymous said...

i dont understand level4 i need help and fast

 

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