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November 17, 2010

...but that was [yesterday]

...but that was [yesterday], a personal journey about learning to move forward in life by Michael Molinari.

54 comments:

Anonymous said...

FISRT!!!

Zuma Ezra said...

wow such an amazing amazing game. incredible, original ideas and gameplay.

n8davidson2112 said...

It's weird, I just finished this game here in California on November 16th, but here it is on a November 17th post. I mean, I just finished it... but that was yesterday.

Fikjen said...

I loved it.

Jessica said...

Game started. It keeps telling me to walk into the black bubbling wall. Everytime I do, I get knocked back. Over and over and over and over. Is this a bug?

palat said...

Lovely game!
Jessica: it's not a bug :-) You should find a way to make the black wall go away

Jessica said...

I did, I tried everything I could think of. It might be a lovely game, but it has the worse beginning part in the history of games.

palat said...

@Jessica: try walking in the opposite direction

Jessica said...

Tried that, tried pushing every key on the keyboard and tried holding every key, walking while holding every key, tried going backwards, tried jumping... absolutely everything I could think of, and... nothing.

pifaninjat said...

Great game. ^^

@Jessica: Try turning around and standing still.

Jessica said...

Same thing... nothing. That's why I think it's a bug.
Oh well, won't kill me to skip one game on here lol.

Jakobina said...

Hi, I'm new here (this is the first time I've posted something, but have been playing escape games a lot). Nice page, Bart Bonte, I visit it every day:)
About this game, weird, because it's so slow, but I somehow liked it. Especially the swings...

Anonymous said...

Wonderful game! I love the art and the music! It has a great little story with simple gameplay. Great choice Bart! Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Wow! A beautiful, original game. (Jessica, don't keep going into the wall of pain. Turn away from it until it is gone, then you can move forward.)
Thanks, Bart!

Rob said...

Wow!

Anonymous said...

Lovely...some people write songs or poems, some people make games...

Crazyyboyy said...

Loved the imagery used, the whole idea of what the people teacch you and how they advance you through the game (eg the lover teaching you to swing and turning your world around [both in the story and the gameplay]) either that or I'm putting meaning in where there is none =D. Also like how they start appearing when you do their actions (eg best friend appears when you jump). Great game, thanks for showing it us Bart

Fikjen said...

For those that enjoyed this game the author also made two others. Maybe not the same sentiment, but nice designs:

http://jayisgames.com/cgdc6/?gameID=6

http://jayisgames.com/cgdc8/?gameID=14

Bartfan said...

The guy who wrote it says on his site that there are multiple endings, but I only found one, where the dog comes back.
Are there other endings?

GilaB said...

In my ending, he reunites with the girl. I don't know how I could have gotten to any other ending - it's not like there were any choices along the way.

Anonymous said...

In my ending, I got his friend that died.

Anonymous said...

I also got the girl ending. How do you get the one with the dog? Is it even possible to get the green guy to come back?

Jakobina said...

I got the DOG ending.

Fikjen said...

I only had the girl ending...until just now when I had his boy companion ending.

I'm not sure, but I think it may be correlated with either (a) how many times you fall, or (b) how many times you hit the wall of past memories.

Playerette said...

After I start swinging with the girl nothing else happens... Does it go on?

Anonymous said...

Yay! I finally got the dog ending! Now to get the green guy to come back...

Anonymous said...

LOVED it!! I got the dog, now off to try the others!

Anonymous said...

Perhaps if you run past the swing in the last sequence?

Me/You said...

It was absolutely great! I just LOVED it! And I had the "friend" ending...

Anonymous said...

How do you get the "friend"/green guy ending? I can only get the girl and the dog.

Anonymous said...

Nice game! :o)

Anonymous said...

i had the girlfriend

Me/You said...

@ Anonymous 20:09 : I really don't know... The first time, I went a lot of times into the wall but I didn't fall with the friend = Friend ending

The second time I never went into the wall but I felt with the friend = Girlfriend ending...

Did someone find how to get the dog ending? Or how it works?

Anonymous said...

I can only get the dog and the friend in my case.

I got the dog for rushing through the thing without falling/crashing into the wall. I tried crashing a lot after that but it didn't help.

I got the friend when I got stuck in one of the jumps after the friend flashback. Was playing around with the wall when I got stuck on one of the jumps cos I spawned without enough difference. Eventually after a lot of falls and jumps I spawned on the other side. Jumped a lot after the girlfriend flashback as well.

I think the game is awesome. It's simple, yet draws you in. Too bad I can't work out what brings which ending XD

Someone(haha) said...

awww! I thought he wasnt with me...
... but that was yesterday

that makes me want to cry!

Anonymous said...

Fun little game.

waldermanster said...

@Someone(haha) I agree, but in a good way!

Anonymous said...

couldnt continue cause i got stuck on the lvl where you jump over buildings...... i shall forever fall :P

Anonymous said...

johnnywhy2 fits on yr page even better, casual gamplay,, cool thanks

Anonymous said...

I still can't get the green guy at the end. Is there anyone who knows how to get that ending? If you do please post how to get it! Thanks!

Fikjen said...

Just a guess, since I just got the dog ending for the first time, the game knows what your local time is (the clock in the hospital), so maybe the ending is based on the time of day???

Anonymous said...

I played it three times in a row. First I got the girl, then the dog, then the girl again. Weird...

Anonymous said...

Thank you Fikjen! It does have somthing to do with the clock in the hospital waiting room! I reset the clock on my computer to 6:25 AM and I got his Friend to come back at the end. I realized that if both of the clock hands are in the "orange zone" on the clock you will get the dog at the end, if they are in the "green zone" you will get the friend, and if they are in the "pink zone" you will get the girl. Interesting... Thanks again Fikjen!

MargieJane said...

Woah great little game. Thanks, Bart :)

Rachel said...

What a beautiful game!

Anonymous said...

I got the flying saucer ending.
Anybody else get that?

Anonymous said...

The Friend died, the girlfriend left...but what happend to the dog?

Anonymous said...

Beautiful.
But it gave me goosebumps all the way through.
I got the friend ending.
lol I fept falling at the swing part because I was so annoyed at how slowly it was going.

Anonymous said...

The endings actually have to do with what time you play it- between 4:00 and 8:00, you get a certain ending. BEtween 8:00 and 12:00, you get another. And between 12:00 and 4:00, you get the final ending. I can't remember exactly which ending is at which time, but I know that it shows it on the clock in the hospital scene. (Before the friend dies)

lolaae said...

Wonderful game. I absolutely loved the music and the idea of it all. Though it took a while for me to figure how to play the game in the beginning.

Anonymous said...

awesome game!!!!!

Rachel Ko said...

gave me goosebumps...love this game and got all three endings...it did have to do w. the clock thingy great game!!!

Silke said...

For some reason, I can't play this game. It makes the link to the website and then I just get a black screen. Anybody else got that problem too?

RandomSock said...

This made me cry. Such a beautiful game :') I got that his friend died.

 

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