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I don't get it. It's not a game? I just walked through and that was it?
ALZ. Like Alzheimers I assume. Think it's supposed to be an awareness thing.
Well I hope he gets well soon.
Is there somewhere that "insight" or "awareness" games like this one are being cataloged? (I mean, other than by Bart, here ;-)
It's interesting enough, but it's not a game. There is no "play" of any kind. It's simply a story that uses right-arrow and space to turn the page.
Yeah, I found the Alzheimers theme depressing. It was somewhat interesting, but I wouldn't call it a game since the play consists of just paging through the script.
I liked it! Its not what I expected.
Loading..........and loading,...............and loading,....................and...zzzzzzz.
Almost two-thirds done loading....
And... now it stopped at two-thirds. WHY?
Tried it in Chrome, and... blank white screen.Such fun. :(
Refreshed it several times and it worked! Yippee!
Oh. That was so sad.
I like how big his head is.
Not a game.
This was an incredible insight into how the mind of those with Alzheimer's works. I watched all four of my grandparents slip into this kind of painful forgetfulness, even of those that they love. Beautiful, sad game.
Hmmm. I got it to work in Chrome.I don't really think it belongs on this blog, because it's not a game. As a game, it's terrible. But it's a really good interactive story/film/whatever-it-is. I'd be interested to know if the genre even HAS a name. I admire the author for branching out into a novel film medium, and I think it's very effective at creating empathy.
I'm with Qatie.The problem is, when ALZ would not be on posts like Barts one .. where would it be then? Is there a genre? Are there any posts?The other question is: Could it be a conventional game? How would you manage, that the player has to forget something whilst playing through the lvl/the story? I guess at the beginning of alzheimer you might be aware on that but later on? At one point of the game the player would have to forget that he is playing the game ...So far, for me not a (typical funny) game, but a good attempt to bring one in alzheimer interaction ...
What is this, an advertizement?This is no game dude.How about a little warning next time.
We need a name for the sug-genre of these dreary, depressing, minimalist non-games. I'm sure that there are some people out there that feel reached by this kind of thing, but it needs a label.
Its a beautiful story, but it could have been a little more interactive. The mind of a person who has lost his memory is wonderfully portrayed, but this can't really be called a 'game'.
My dad is going through this disease. And it is just like the "game". Your memories are slowly fading. There are some good days, but there is no getting better, only getting worse.
I like these interactive stories,but I also understand why some people might not (Some people don't like peas in their mashed potatoes, that's cool). Anyway, whether it's a game or not,I say the more variety the better. Otherwise, I would've missed out on a lot of really interesting, creative games. Thanks for the post Bart :)
I seriously can't believe all this negativity. If you don't like this story/game, you exit. Simple as that. In the same way, not every "game" in the most literal sense of the word posted here will float your boat either. Does that mean it also does not belong on here? Bart posts things like this all the time and as this is his blog to post *any* kind of "game" he wants, I daresay it does belong here. (A few years ago, he posted Silver Stitch's Colour my Heart, and I am so glad he did. Same guy who did the music for this game (broove) did it for that one. Perfection.)I thought it was absolutely beautiful and heartbreaking. Just wish it was a tad bit longer.
I like it. It's poetic, I would like more games like this.
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