A review here?!
I'm the guy that is supposed to write a full scale review, like I always do, but here I just don't know what to say because I do not know the occasion. Is it his birthday, is he dead or do newgrounders just like to make jokes? Why is the whole site different ??? It's kinda fun, but still i do not know why is this done. If someone could explain it to me, I could write a rewiev that will blow your minds :)
This game is a living proof why simple platformers can give you a far better fun time than AAA games! The story was gorgeous and the constant ability to make choices blended so well with it. I haven't played through all options, but I intend too when I have the time, I want to get all medals and see all endings. Why? Because the game tells me to with its great animations, music and art style...and I'm but a simple Android that has to OBEY! :) Great job Carrill. As one game developer to another, you did an awesome job! Hope to see even more out of you.
I love the way you "painted" the life of an artist in this game. Not having money for anything is quite realistic for artists of that period, refused pictures make you play harder and try to stay out of debts. Loved the abilities, the advantages and flaws
Now, a few tips if I may :)
It is a truly unique subject and the part when you can learn something from Wikipedia is awesome, you should expand on this aspect and continue adding curated content. This could be a mini game in which you find pages of a book that contains that curated content taken from wikipedia + the W button should be also present (like it is now) in order someone who is more interested in art wants to read more.
Also a part where you actually DRAW with your mouse would also be good. After choosing the technique, style and type of surface you draw on. No matter what you've drawn, you should be able to see your pictures. This will connect the player emotionally to the game which is essential. If this concept works you should talk about sharing pictures from players here on newgrounds or connecting the game directly to share the drawings on facebook. This will raise the popularity of the game.
Once more, BRAVO! This is a fantastic game taking into consideration that it is still in development. Can't w8 for avatars and more engagement ideas in the game. If you want more of my ideas, feel free to text me.
All the best
Can't fly? Don't worry you can still reach the sky
If there are three words with which you could describe an excellent flash game, those words would be: FUN, ADDICTIVE & CUTE. When I stared doing reviews on flash games, I've encountered thousands of ugly-blood-gore filled games, and I was disappointed, but after a while I saw that many people started preferring cute games instead of those bitter ones. This game is a typical example of CUTE flash.
You play as a little being called Pichin, that has one wish only. TO FLY! Because he cannot do that, he does the thing that comes closest to flying. JUMPING HIGH. And that's about it. Simple story but nothing more is required because once you jump, you cannot wait to jump again. You find yourself in a lab and you instantly see many buttons around you that you cannot click yet, except the FLY button. And when you press that big red button, the journey begins! You go up in the sky gathering different ore and coins and you fall back to the ground.
The game would have been fun as it is, but with the EVOLUTION, RESEARCH, STATS and SKILLS system (the buttons you uncover later on), this game rises its LEVEL as high as an RPG game. Every button brings you to a new world of options, with which you can bring uniqueness to your creature, and with those choices later on you EVOLVE in to something different (depending on how you put your stats). When you mix RPG character creation with CUTE flash, you get this masterpiece! Suitable for boys & girls of 4, men or women of 44- everyone wants to jump! With only mouse movement and clear menus, playing has never been easier. Just spend that ore and money on abilities and press the fly button and you'll notice how you go up higher every time!
The art is simply beautiful and the music is very fun, although it can get boring if you play too long (and that is surely POSSIBLE), but you can turn it off at any given time. The frame rate is good even with slow computers, but a quality option should be available (maybe it is but i didn't see it). Lastly the Active Ability system should be changed. When having multiple active abilities it is hard to switch them with the left mouse click because you also activate them when holding the same button. Key-binding would be great and if that is too difficult at least right mouse click should be implemented.
On the whole this is a wonderful game that took a very important place in Flash History! So don't stay in your chair all day. Start JUMPING :)
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