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Judith

I finished a project with Terry tonight.

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Note : does not work on OSX Lion right now. I expect I’ll get around to fixing it some day.

25 Comments

  1. Magnus wrote:

    Amazing.

    Pieces of work need to be created more often like this. If this is the quality that is produced, those who say it isn’t an artform will be given pause for more than a moment.

    I was amazed throughout, the graphics – the sound, for the atmosphere it was perfect. Anymore and it would have been overdone. The husband, every moment he appeared stuck chills through my spine. And, … Poor poor Judith.

    Amazing work, well done.

    Monday, April 13, 2009 at 7:19 pm | Permalink
  2. Josiah Tobin wrote:

    Wonderful work! I’ve already talked to Terry about how much I loved this but I figured I’d wander on over here and congratulate you as well.

    Was it you who did the sound design, then? That was fantastic throughout. :)

    Great job, both of you!

    ~Josiah

    Monday, April 13, 2009 at 8:07 pm | Permalink
  3. Cheif Emu wrote:

    A genuinely spooky game, the soundtrack was especially chilling, though often beautiful.
    I couldn’t quite connect the dots at the end, but perhaps that was the idea.
    Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed it and please keep churning out the good work!

    Monday, April 13, 2009 at 9:38 pm | Permalink
  4. Ivan wrote:

    I have to agree. The details were very finely done. I wonder sometimes if develoeprs think little things are lost on the audience, but its not, every detail increases our immersion against the perfect canvas you guys created. congrats to both of you.

    must be tough to find something so… in the middle, but i have to say i really enjoyed it.

    Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at 4:38 am | Permalink
  5. Nahar wrote:

    I have finished the game and i’m amazed by the music and the story of Judith.

    Congratulations from Spain.

    Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at 2:58 pm | Permalink
  6. Lucas wrote:

    Great game, i really enjoyed it. It really puts you in the characters skin.

    Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 10:01 pm | Permalink
  7. Lewis wrote:

    Covered today at Resolution:
    http://resolution-magazine.co.uk/content/?p=372

    Friday, April 17, 2009 at 4:13 pm | Permalink
  8. fidaner wrote:

    * I really liked the game. I hope it’ll also appeal to younger audience who did not play Wolfenstein 3D in their life.

    * I believe it’d be better to give the control to the player in the last scene. It is not a repetition and it is really the most consistent action of Judith. It is most effective when you let the player act the character.

    * Cutscene movements could be smoother.

    Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 8:26 pm | Permalink
  9. Julie wrote:

    Extraordinary. I don’t like playing computer games. I find them too difficult and I get bored too easily. The game was easy to play and superficially simple, but I became so overcome and felt so ill that I had to give up as I thought I was going to vomit. I still feel queasy as I write this. The story of Bluebeard is a terrifying one. Congratulations.

    Sunday, April 19, 2009 at 11:07 am | Permalink
  10. Tommo wrote:

    You absolutly have genius…

    Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 2:43 pm | Permalink
  11. MARUT wrote:

    A beautiful story for a brilliant game.
    Very nice the sound and the “retro” graphic.
    Great Job

    Monday, May 11, 2009 at 8:24 pm | Permalink
  12. echeneida wrote:

    This was absolutely gut-wrenching and gorgeous, a genuine (I can’t believe I’m letting myself type this) artistic achievement for the medium — which is why the disappointing ending bothers me enough that I’d even comment on it. Illicit lovers embrace, happy again; “And that, children, was the Story of Bluebeard.” It’s a step above “CONGRATURATION!”, but only that.

    I feel sheepish complaining, since I certainly can’t think of a decent ending myself, but this wasn’t one, and when something so amazing ends so poorly it’s enough to keep me up at night.

    Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 6:07 pm | Permalink
  13. Dominic wrote:

    I don’t know, I didn’t get that vibe from the ending. Sure, on a superficial level. But the whole flashback narrative gives a sinister overtone to their relationship, especially when you look at the parallel of spousal dishonesty. And how creepy is it that he found Emily in the tomb with Bluebeard’s wives?

    Thursday, July 2, 2009 at 7:50 pm | Permalink
  14. javier wrote:

    Great job, I was so curious to try this game (pun intended), just finished it, this shows games can be an art form, and a means of narrating a story. It’s amazing such atmosphere could be achieved with such simple graphics. And I’m not a stranger to old 16bit sprites. I played wolf3d back in the day, but I wasn’t driven by “nostalgia” in any way while playing this. It’s just so different. Good job again!

    Tuesday, July 7, 2009 at 7:37 am | Permalink
  15. Jenna wrote:

    Great game, but I really wish you guys gave the tale of Bluebeard some credit. For a while I was thinking this entire storyline was your idea.

    Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 1:22 am | Permalink
  16. Jenna wrote:

    Also, I agree about the ending. It was so disappointing that I’m actually quite irritated about it. It was just “BAW luvers unite” then it was done. All the mystery that made it so interesting was gone in an instant.

    Also, how did that girl even get stuck in that room in the 2 seconds she ran in?!

    Keep in mind, I love this game, but that ending really spoiled it all.

    Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at 4:04 pm | Permalink
  17. Chris B. wrote:

    This game is absolutly amazing, one of the best computer flash game (if it’s even considered that) I have ever played. 10/10!

    Friday, March 5, 2010 at 7:43 pm | Permalink
  18. Chris B. wrote:

    After completing the game, I thought of all that happened in this game. I slowly felt sick after realizing the whole thing.

    Friday, March 5, 2010 at 7:44 pm | Permalink
  19. Dean wrote:

    This was really quite an experience! It reminded me a bit of Dear Esther, in that they are both about unraveling something of the past in a cryptic and puzzling way.

    Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 5:22 am | Permalink
  20. Colonel Sanders wrote:

    Seriously, what’s with the ending? I can understand leaving a mystery or 2 unsolved, but not one question in the whole game is answered.

    Sunday, August 19, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Permalink
  21. ALEX wrote:

    I kept on going, as normal, and then about a third of the way through I realised I was crying…

    Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 12:53 am | Permalink
  22. Rachael wrote:

    the story was so hauntingly beautiful. the eerie and spooky music kept me in goosebumps, yet it was so beautiful, the soft chilling sound i wanted to hear more. the story i did not get a full understanding for but yet i was nearly left in tears for some reason. its one of those games i might play over and over again to understand it. more games nowadays need to take lessons from this. it doesn’t use fancy graphics yet the story to it is by far one of the best, and the graphics add to the ambiance. i definitely recommend you play this and get your own interpretation from it

    Monday, January 7, 2013 at 7:47 am | Permalink
  23. Jeras wrote:

    Amazing. When it ended it left me sitting for a good 5 or so minutes just thinking of all the things that happened. We need more games like this. This is simply beautiful.

    Friday, January 18, 2013 at 9:41 pm | Permalink
  24. jesse wrote:

    hi ! would really love to play this game, please make for lion :?

    Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 1:01 pm | Permalink
  25. No can do. I’d rather spend my time making new games than porting old games.

    Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 11:03 pm | Permalink

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