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I made a small game today at the dundee game jam.

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  1. Anonymous wrote:

    Is anyone else just getting a black screen?

    Monday, April 6, 2009 at 1:45 am | Permalink
  2. i haven’t heard of anyone getting such a thing. could you tell me something about your basic set-up? (OS is the main thing, I guess)

    it *could* be that your monitor doesn’t support 640×480 resolution; I can try out a number of things if you want to investigate, but I don’t know of any particular things that might be causng it.

    Monday, April 6, 2009 at 8:26 am | Permalink
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    It turned out the file was corrupt. I just needed to download it again.

    Monday, April 6, 2009 at 9:32 am | Permalink
  4. Alex Waterston wrote:

    This is some brainfucked craziness, Mr Lavelle. It gave me the same forboding, dirty feeling as The Path did. Disturbing and compelling, rather like a book in which you espy someone else’s thoughts and you don’t feel quite ‘right’ about ’em. Thanks. Do you live in Dundee then?

    Monday, April 6, 2009 at 9:41 am | Permalink
  5. Nice (if you could say) experience.
    Made me really uncomfortable at some points, wich I really appreciate. Thank you. :)

    Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 2:52 am | Permalink
  6. ButtercupSaiyan wrote:

    This was very beautiful … on my first playthrough, the random word was love; the next, phallic and labial; the next, rape and body with sister mentioned. I want to think that the game actually keeps count of how many times I play, because it seems to deliberately get more specific, however this may just be my imagination …

    I like how the intrusive thoughts are framed in a mundane environment, it’s really quite ingenious … Observors with a close eye will also notice that the view will shift from first person to second person rather seamlessly in the beginning ( “I” vs. “you” ) I don’t know whether this is deliberate or accidental since tense also shifts as well. The whole experience is not unlike an abstract painting.

    I’m now in the process of keeping a record of the words to see if I can crack the message, but there may not be a whole one to crack, unfortunately …

    Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 4:44 pm | Permalink
  7. ButtercupSaiyan wrote:

    Spoilers are available here for the puzzled and short-on-time:

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/16751938/Triptych-Spoiler

    Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 8:01 pm | Permalink

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    […] Stephen Lavelle’s brief but dense Triptych, a decontextualized internal monologue similar to those he used in Mirror Stage (review) is broken […]

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