Tech: Flash AS3
Release date: June 20, 2011 (NG Game Jam 5)
Game links: Newgrounds
Game description: “Unhappy is he to whom the memories of childhood bring only fear and sadness.” Thus begins an atmospheric point-and-click adventure based on H.P. Lovecraft’s The Outsider.
Backstory and fun facts: For Newgrounds Game Jam 5, I was teamed up with 2 people online, Aigis and J-qb, both artists. Once again, we had 72 hours to create a game, and this jam’s theme was classic literature. We based our game on the short story The Outsider, and we made it into a point-and-click adventure with some puzzle elements. Between the three of us, living across the globe, at least 1 or 2 of us could be on the clock at any given time, which I believe was a nice advantage going for us (I believe one of us was in NA, one in Europe, one in Australia/New Zealand).
After this game, I was approached by GonzoSSM (artist behind ‘Toss The Turtle’, which is now a smartphone app ‘Super Toss The Turtle’) to make a game together that summer. While it was pretty far along, it ultimately never saw the light of day…