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December 21, 2009

every day the same dream

Every day the same dream, an interesting experimental game by Molleindustria.

55 comments:

Marie said...

All I get is a black page with the game name at the bottom and nothing where the game should be... Any idea what can be done to see the game?

Marie said...

Ok, so it's working, starting now!

Marie said...

Interesting graphics, bit boring so far...

Marie said...

Bit depressing too!

Brian said...

wow. what is the point in this game??@!?

Anonymous said...

died in cemetary, died in cubicle, jumped off the roof... don't know what else to try

Anonymous said...

first!

Anonymous said...

when you get to the screen with the man's cubicle just keep going and don't go into the cubicle. :)

Anonymous said...

did that, then I jumped off the roof... didn't work

Anonymous said...

died in cemetary, died in cubicle, got fired by not getting dressed up, how to jump off roof?

Anonymous said...

#*SPOILER*#
If you talk to the elevator lady she will tell you how many steps you have before you finish the game.
The aim is to break from the monotony of everyday, in other words do something a bit different...maybe go stroke a cow...maybe just don't bother getting dressed :P

Anonymous said...

go past your cubicle to outside roof, walk all the way to the end and it will say "jump"

Anonymous said...

Do you know you can get out of the car by pressing space and you can pat cow

Anonymous said...

i get it when you talk to elavator lady she says - more steps then youll be a new person, you have to find 5 things

Anonymous said...

Yes, I got the cow, and the leaf that fell off the tree.

Anonymous said...

i got 4 things

stroke cow
get fired
work myself to death[ in other words goto cubicle]
go to cemetary
jump off roof

Anonymous said...

1 last step

Anonymous said...

same here

Anonymous said...

i got last one dont turn off alarm and tv wife will be gone also elavator lady

Anonymous said...

omg everyones gone the boss elavator lady wife cubicle people

Someone(haha) said...

a bit depressing, i mean come ooon!!! the same thing every day! seriously not even Uno interesting thing! I'd go insane!!!

Anonymous said...

Walkthrough

#1 turn off alarm get dressed turn tv off talk to wife goto elavator turn left talk to homeless. Die in cemetary

#2 Repeat #1 there is no homeless so go to parking drive to work go to cubicle. Die in cubicle

#3 Repeat #2 except keep going until reach roof and jump

#4 just walk undressed and get fired by boss

#5 repeat #4 except when youre driving press space and walk to one of the sides and stroke cow and get refired, you dont have to it doesnt end though

#6 everyone is gone! your wife, boss, elavator lady, cubicle workers. Anyway just walk to roof and see yourself jump off roof. And start game over

P.s you have to talk to elavator lady every time you want to go down the elavator.

Anonymous said...

i managed to complete all 5 steps without the cow thing. I got the leaf from the tree instead.

Anonymous said...

How to get leaf

Anonymous said...

you get the leaf by walking almost to the end of the screean when you see the leaf start to fall chase it and catch it :)

Anonymous said...

You must press the spacebar when you come in contact with the leaf.

Anonymous said...

Wow depressing

Shrimp said...

What a depressing game! But i liked the graphics. It'as kinda new too, very interesting one. Txs Bart

Job said...

Check out other Molleindustries games ^^
http://www.molleindustria.org/en/games

noga said...

i just found it depressing and wierd.. i like the music, though...
thanks bart =]

Stacy said...

This was interesting, Bart. I liked it.

Lori said...

STRANGE...VERY STRANGE!!

Marycathereen said...

Bart you always amaze me with the clever and intriguing games that you post. Bravo for yet another strange but enjoyable game!!!

jason said...

Best game ever. I learned to live.

ribbontied said...

Ahhh, I got scared at the end! I ended up exiting out. What happens at the last screen if you walk all the way to the edge where the other guy is?

Tandeeguy4137 said...

Very depressing, but interesting. I like this game, its about reality. Very good. Keep em coming!

horsesrock said...

weird, but kinda cool at the same time

Margaret said...

creepy but very poignant. I really liked the music and breaking the poor man out of the mold.

But I felt for him.

Margaret said...

*****spoiler for ribbontied

Oh and you end up watching the other man (you?) jump at the end.

Anonymous said...

that game was depressing and creepy.......but still good!!!

e7c said...

I am shocked by all the support for this game, this is by far my least enjoyed game that has ever been posted on Bonte... worst game ever.

TIKIWOLF said...

Kind of reminds me of the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Anonymous said...

this game is got a lot of meannings full stuff in it
i love this game
who every made this make pplz think out of the box

Anonymous said...

The point of the entire game is to change that boring guy's life! There's no right or wrong, or life and death in this thing (excpet when you commit suicide where you work).

I'm just gonna' lay it all on you. THE-GAME-IS-DEPRESSING! That's the reason I love it! It's just about a sad man's life who then realizes he needs to break from his routine.

So, okay. You go to work as usual. *Start Over*. Now, decide to go left and you meet a homeless person. He says he'll take you to a cemetary. You come there with him. *Start Over*. You drive next morning, but ditch your car on the road. You meet a cow, and stroke it. You continue on to work, and pick up a drifting leaf. You don't plan on going to your cubicle, because you are seriously depressed, so you go to the roof and commit suicide. *Start Over*. Your're probably wondering why you aren't dead yet, so you just save for that by not getting dressed at all. You arrive at work, and your boss fires you for not having a tie. *Final Restart*. You treat evertyhing as usual and you go to work that day. You haven't seen anyone since you woke up. When you reach the roof of your office, you see a copy of you ready to jump off. You try to move forward and stop him but he jumps. *End & Automatic Restart*.

I think this all happens because this guy's dreams' keep repeating in a cycle. So he catches up with it and breaks free from this curse at the end of this depressing game.

GABBY said...

i kinda think this game is promoting suicide, so i don't like it at all... plus it was super boring. i get that they were trying to make us think outside of the box, but they should have done something more with it.

Lichen Fairy said...

I don't think it's depressing. And I don't think it promotes suicide either.

I think the reason the guy jumps off the roof at the end is to show how much a difference changing your routine can make.

For some people, a routine can be a comforting thing. For others it can feel like a trap and I think this is what happened in this game.

When your life is monotonous it can feel like you're already dead, and if it gets too much some people decide to end it just to try and have some answer to it all.

I think what this is all about is that your life doesn't necessarily have to have a meaning to it. Life is to be carefully explored in my point of view, and it's the illogical that eventually leads to a sense of purpose. Your purpose is to be. Full stop.

Anonymous said...

A bit grim.....

Anonymous said...

i was waiting for a sign for a long time now. May be this is the one....thanks bart

Paige said...

it was my birthday:)

GABBY said...

to Lichen Fairy: you may be right, but I still see it as depressing. From what I got is that no matter what you do, you will always fail. like that guy was late everyday, and he wasn't going anywhere in life. it seemed that the only way the guy felt he could accomplish anything is by death. if there was some twist where it showed how he did do something out of the box and doing it improved his life, that would make more sense.

also, i really hope the second person under your name is okay.
To that person: please remember this is just a game. it doesn't mean anything. try playing minoto games, they usually cheer me up :)

okcomputer said...

If you want to win, don't play the game.

happy new year

agnes said...

I reeeeeeeally loved this game!

...not the music, though, had Feeder going on Spotify and that, according to me, anyway, suits the game better.

Anonymous said...

@GABBY
sorry, i was really depressed that day.

Anonymous said...

This makes me want to go listen to Evanescence music. Then again, I LOVE Evanescence music.

Anonymous said...

I enjoy reading the perplexed confused negative comments posted about this game.

This was one of the most entertaining gaming experiences of 2010 for me. Simple, well executed and, as the comments clearly show, mind blowing for some. And that driving soundtrack of inevitability, of ever increasing foreboding dread, of that nagging sense of what am I doing, why am I doing this? I could listen to that all day.

Can't wait for the next one.

 

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