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Striptease

Windows (800KB)
OSX 10.5+ (Intel) (1MB)
Src (9KB)

Controls

Cursor keys + s + d (+ space for menus/dialogue)

(ps. it’s completely linear)

14 Comments

  1. Deacon Lowdown wrote:

    a good job with this one, Increpare. I think you and Terry Cavanagh are some of the few people who really *get* the impact game mechanics can have on story, and how to combine the two.

    Friday, May 22, 2009 at 3:40 am | Permalink
  2. jkj wrote:

    and so the continuing saga of judith unfolds.

    Friday, May 22, 2009 at 8:48 am | Permalink
  3. idealsoft wrote:

    Hi, we want more girls ;-)
    Review for italians people on my blog:

    http://www.idealsoftblog.it/2009/05/striptease-donnine-nude-in-pixel-art.html

    Bye from Italy.
    Idealsoft.

    Friday, May 22, 2009 at 5:38 pm | Permalink
  4. Michael wrote:

    I’m stuck on the third puzzle! I’m down to the last shoe, but when I swap the pieces into place, they just switch back and I lose points. Is this a bug or an intentional and dark message?

    Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 2:23 am | Permalink
  5. it’s neither, or maybe the former. Erm; basically: there’re a couple of ‘goals’ to each level. you have to complete them in order, and one at a time, if you try to put the last piece of clothing into place (a certain ‘goal’) that would simultaneously put everything in order (another ‘goal’) it won’t let you. I didn’t make this as clear as maybe I should (or maybe I should have scratched the idea).

    Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 12:11 pm | Permalink
  6. harkejuice wrote:

    aww :’( I like the game though

    Monday, May 25, 2009 at 4:51 am | Permalink
  7. jim le fevre wrote:

    Excellent. Really thoughtful and yet also a very please game mechanic. Probably the best example to show anyone when arguing against the mindlessness of games.

    Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at 2:20 pm | Permalink
  8. Admiral Ackbar wrote:

    Windows link is broken.

    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 3:13 pm | Permalink
  9. having some server problems at the moment; everything should be back up by tomorrow

    edit: should be back up now :)

    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 7:04 pm | Permalink
  10. grant wrote:

    I just played this game, and when I exited the program my mouse pointer changed. Now it looks like this odd tall row of lines. I went into my mouse settings to reset what my pointer looked like, and that only made my pointer disappear completely, only to come back a while later as a different row of lines. I have no clue what is going on here.

    Friday, January 27, 2012 at 1:54 am | Permalink
  11. That is very strange. You tried restarting? Doesn’t sound like a problem that I can take responsibility for.

    Friday, January 27, 2012 at 2:00 am | Permalink
  12. Mdm wrote:

    Love this game :)

    Friday, June 7, 2013 at 5:09 am | Permalink
  13. Erik wrote:

    Hey, it might be way too late for this comment to be read ever, but the mac version doesn’t seem to work for me. It immediately crashes every time. This has actually happened for more than one of your games for me, but I can’t remember what the other ones were. I have OS X 10.7.5 if that helps.

    It’s not a big deal, I’ll just run the Windows version in Wine. Just thought I would mention it. Also, I am a fan! Judith and English Country Tune are two of my favourite games of all time, and I genuinely enjoy every single game of yours I’ve played. Keep it up. =]

    Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 4:54 am | Permalink
  14. almost none of my old games work on newer versions of osx (I used to use the allergo graphics library, which uses some api calls that have been removed from recent versions of OSX).

    Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 8:25 am | Permalink

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