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An odd game about texting.

You can choose when it ends...
How far are you willing to go?

Cart [#42296#] | Copy | Code | 2017-07-09 | Link
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CONTROLS:
Z/C: Look at Phone; Send Message
X: Put Phone Away; Go to Sleep (Hold)
Arrow Keys: Choose Message
(All controls are explained in-game)

WARNINGS:

  • This game is about dialogue, so be prepared to read. The script contains nearly 350 individual texts, though there’s no way to see each one in a single playthrough.
  • This game includes some dialogue which is arguably like cyberbullying.

VERSION HISTORY:

  • v1: Initial Release
  • v1.1: Corrected an illogical text.
  • v1.2: Reworded a couple texts.
  • v1.3: Fixed a couple minor spelling/word choice issues.
text-based texting
P#41710 2017-06-16 23:39

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Didn't realize the player was the bully.
So... I was like "oh you want to curse me? Turns off or say no for conversation while laughing and feels winning"

P#41725 2017-06-17 16:06

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Wow that was really chilling, especially when [SPOILERS]

You turn off the phone and they're standing there! :O

Good job making a text-based game in Pico-8 too!

P#41744 2017-06-18 05:26

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I really like this. Pretty unique for a pico-8 game as well (at least I haven't seen much else like it).

I enjoyed the multiple playthroughs aspect. Not sure I even have the full story after 4-5 goes.

The sound design is really really good - it builds the tension so well!

P#41749 2017-06-18 07:32

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I really liked this! The sfx were great and the gameplay felt unique.

Now I want to see a sequel :)

P#41894 2017-06-23 13:35

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Hey, just wanted to say thanks for all the support so far! This is my first Pico-8 Cart (and really the first game I've ever released publicly), and since I know it's kind of an odd one I wasn't sure how well it'd go over.

I also just updated the cart slightly, improving the wording in one bit of dialogue based on a friend's feedback.

--- Individual Replies ---

@NeithR Interesting interpretation. I've gotta say, it's been cool seeing the differences in how people interpret Messages.

@enargy To be honest, I've never planned to do a sequel for this. It took a looong time to get the script written, and I'm not sure how much more I could reasonably add to the formula. That said, it's awesome to hear that you enjoyed it enough to want one!

P#42262 2017-07-07 23:51

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