FYI the mac version doesn't work in OSX Catalina without some terminal interventions (I had to chmod + x the executable to get it to to open)
A downloadable game for Windows and macOS
An atmospheric, Witness-like first person puzzle game based on clues left by the enigmatic Fox... are you clever enough to meet him and escape this deathless, dimensionless, cold white desert?
Playtime: 1 hour
|Updated||1 day ago|
|Release date||Dec 22, 2018|
|Made with||Unity, Maya, Adobe Photoshop, Audacity|
|Tags||3D, Atmospheric, DRM Free, Escape Game, First-Person, Short, Unity, Walking simulator|
|Average session||About a half-hour|
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Thanks for the heads up! I'll push a new build out soon.
I see from news stories that Catalina is breaking a lot of things... : /
I rebuilt the mac download from a newer 2019 version of Unity. I hope it works! I can't really test it from my bedroom here...
Seems like I need a mac running Catalina to pull some sort of post-build xcode magic and validation process. I just don't have the hardware or time for this...
There are not enough puzzle/escape room style games that are cute and lighthearted instead of horror Stylization. This is a very cute game that take you on a short journey to learn the rules of this world and escape it. the view controls have a few issues, but otherwise it a well put together game well worth the time to play through.
i absolutely love this game. i first found it while playing "you left me" then i played it and fell in love with it, now a year later and my first year into college i went crazy looking for it because i didnt add it to my collection and couldnt find it anywhere. amazing job, i cant wait to play the full game, ive been playing this "chapter" over and over whenever i feel bored or stressed or simply just miss it.
That is such an amazingly nice thing to hear, Artis! I'm glad it brings you joy, or relaxation. You're the first person I've heard of who will revisit just to be in the world again: Because you miss it. That is probably the top thing I love about the games I fall in love with... so it is very satisfying and invigorating to hear it about my own game. Thank you.
i for fall forever achievement.
Heh, cool... i feel like cos it was a "race", they both panicked at the end and tried to just press buttons. Interesting tho, i definitely learned some things.
This game is amazing! I love the soundtrack, the graphics, pretty much everything! It was challenging, but it was still fun
Insta follow. Looking forward to see your game :)
Loved Your Game!! Very Challenging Towards The End But It Was Awesome!! Made A Vid For Zee Channel, Check It Out Here:Took Me A While I Know, But I Didn't Want To Cut Any Of It So I Could Show Peeps That I Actually Managed To Figure It Out!!!
Heh... that was great, thanks for your playthrough, dude.
I was on the edge of my seat at the end there... will he get it!!? So...
Spoiler: if you want to know why color 8 and 2 are blue: Yellow is the first color the sun can be, blue is the LAST color you can switch the sun to (and 2 is the same as the last). You also missed WHY III is yellow, but got it anyway... (check out the shadow from the top)
Ohhhh!!!! That Makes A Lot Of Sense!!! Sorry For The Late Reply But Damn, That's Some Well Made Puzzle Stuff There!!! I Probably Wouldn't Have Ever Thought Of That... Haha, Well I Somehow Got It In The End Anyway!!! Looking Forward To Your Next Project, If Such A Project Exists!!!
Very Nice! There was one bug that I found. When I was first following the prompt to pick up the yellow suncube, I put it back in it's slot and went outside. When I went back to get it to put it in the outside slot, it wouldn't budge. I had to stop and restart from the last save to fix it. :)
whoa, that's weird... thank you. I am gonna check this out.
Sorry...forgot to mention it earlier. I’m MacOS, older machine but that shouldn’t really matter. Let me know if you want me to go check it again. Happy to help. :)
Can you replicate it? I can't.
I tried leaving the yellow suncube in its slot, moving it to the bottom slot, and also leaving it in the niche on the table. I can pick it up again either way...
This was such a cool little puzzle game! The mysteriousness surrounding the world and the fox was really interesting and the puzzles were just the right level of difficult for a first chapter.
I look forward to seeing what the 'next world' has in store for us :D
(here's a little video of me trying the game out ;P)
This has honestly been one of my favorite puzzle games, I could tell you put a lot of time into this game and it really shows.
;) thanks for making it ;)
I finally did it took me 1h 17m, totally worth it really nice game.
This is far by the most interesting game I have played for quite a while
thanks for making the game :)
I think you should draw more attention to the fox in the ending so it is a bit more clear that he is there. I noticed only after seing a comment about it and looking for it.
You could do it by maybe have the world get a lot darker after the code is inputed and the fox is being a lightsource. Then you will see the fox looking up(the looking up could be repeated or more exagerated) and you will look up. That would also make the change in the amount of sunlight when the sun comes down much more visible.
That ending was really nice and the difficulty curve was perfect.
I just think that the rendering looks a bit noisy
Played you game and it was a fun experience. Wish it had more but it still loved it.
That was awesome! I love the ending so much! I hope you make more of these I would play them in a heartbeat! <3
Amazing experience ! Can't wait to see a finished product . Good luck ! Much love <3
I played this game, and it was really cool!
I liked the puzzles, the animations, and the music. My favorite parts are seeing the fox every now and then. I think my favorite puzzle was the last one, because it brought all the elements together. My favorite building is definitely the hut with the underground bunker.
However, it was a bit frustrating too. Sometimes trying to drop an object after examining it is less easy than it should be, and trying to balance examining with opening up tab to see the notes, it has a few rough edges.
The UI is generally awful, bland, and doesn't fit the game at all. If the whole UI looked like the main menu or the final note at the end, it would be much better. The notes system, however, was pretty good and I enjoyed the way you implemented that.
The "tutorial" isn't sufficient at teaching the controls for things like viewing the notes so far. Also, I was a bit disappointed that the previous notes weren't useful for the final puzzle. I thought it would have been cool if the previous notes somehow had clues for the final puzzle.
The sensitivity is all over the place. I couldn't find a sensitivity I was comfortable with, and I don't know why.
Sometimes it was hard to see the shapes clearly. Such as seeing that the front door of the "apse" was open when the rest of the windows were closed, or seeing the fox at the end (I never saw it, but only in other's play throughs).
Also I wonder if there's an alternate ending? Like one where you don't get burned up by the sun?
Overall, I really enjoyed the game. I really can't put into words how much I liked this game, so I'll just show you my playthrough instead:
Please make more of this, I love it
I seem to be having trouble with the second activated suncube puzzle (The one where the note is partially ruined by water) I tried to put the suncube into the top slot by holding left click on the slot but it just partially zooms into the slot and doesn't put the cube into the slot. At first i thought i was too far away but i got as close as I could and still couldn't manage. I tried reloading the save and everything put it didn't fix it. The other cubes go into their slots fine its just the top one. I even tried to put a different coloured cube. No luck. I didnt have this problem with the other puzzle in the basement so im a little stumped. Im playing on mac too.
Any suggestions would be appreciated!
P.S I love the art style!
Many people have some trouble at this point... because i'm sorta introducing a new KIND of puzzle late in the game. The problem is you can't reach up there, yes. That is a feature, not a bug. Look around in the environment for something to use to get up there...
I admire good puzzle games, and yours was one of the most engaging experiences I had in a long, long time. From the quality of the product overall to the ingeniousness of the puzzles, I loved every bit of this.
You've earned yourself a new follower. Keep up the great work.
this game is so good!! i loved the puzzles and the animation and everything was so smooth... i cant wait to see what you guys make next!
Wow. This not only looked fantastic but played fantastic too. Superb animations and lighting plus the sounds were just enough and not overly used to really get that immersion into it. If there is more coming this could be a really big indie hit and the cash that goes with it. I wish you well with this. Superb... :)
Does anyone know when the full game is coming out, because this is literally the best game I've played on here!!!<333
No one knows! Not even me... This one took 300 hours. With most of the R&D done, I expect this one with 4-5 times as much gameplay will take me 600 hours. Perhaps late 2019.
That was one of the best games I've ever played!!!
I played it on the itch.io app and came back here to be able to pay for the real pleasure it brought me and to support this quality game
really reminds me of non ucldean room and fragments of uclid.
A really awesome game, cant wait for the full relaese.
I love this game so much!
I LOVE IT! And I have some suggestion too.
I don't know whether other thinking like me or not.
But some times I think it's weird that the fox disappear but it has no gap or hole that the fox can hide. I think it will make more sense if you add some hole that only the fox can fit in it.
And it have one scene that you need to solve the puzzles in the basement and you got locked in it. And now I think the fox is evil. So it will make sense if the fox leave some note that say some thing like this "If you really want to meet me. You should solve this fist" And you should put some invisible wall in front of the door.
But the overview of this game is good. It's so challenging relaxing and burn my head some times too.
I hope you can understand my bad English.
I absolutely loved this game, the music was so relaxing and puzzles challenging, actually I made a mistake early in the game which I think caused me some problems but I loved it. I really wanted to see more of the fox and would have loved to have some interaction at the end with him / her as it seemed to be the premise of the game. I really hope you expand on this game, it was such a pleasure to play. Anomalina, I would also love to contribute 10 bucks to support you however I don't see any links or way to do that, can you point me in the right direction :)
I have linked my video which I've made as a walkthrough, I have shortcuts there for anyone that gets stuck on any part... :)
Good suggestions. A lot of people miss that the fox is sitting atop the central structure, waiting for the sun with you at the end. It's not really an interaction, he looks at you, then back at the sun... but I wanted to let you know he IS there at least. But, yeah more closure would be nice! Gonna have to wait for the full game!
To drop me a few bucks, you can just click download again, and it will ask you whether you want to pay something for it or go straight to downloads! I understand, you didn't know you appreciated the game until AFTER you played! : )
Ah!!! I'll have to go back to the video and take a look, I didn't see him :) I download games through the itch.io platform, not direct on the download links on the game pages so that doesn't actually come up with the option to pay.... and yes it's always nice to play the games first before making the decision. I am really looking forward to the full game !!!
Thanks for making such a beautiful game <3
Beautiful game! It was quite a relaxing experience and I really loved the way you pick the options and clues.
I did end up soft-locking the game by accident, though. I dropped the key while in front of the "shelf" with the wooden board and the wire line, and after messing around I pushed the shelf on the key, making it impossible to get the key back unless I reloaded.
Another complaint I have is that the game is too bright that I can barely see things that aren't on the edge of my vision , I'm not sure if it's the game, or my screen. But I happened to drop the wooden board somewhere while exploring and looking for it when it I needed it was a tad tedious.
With that being said, it was fun solving the clues and playing hide-and-seek with the fox. Thanks for the game!
And THIS is the reason I play primarily indie games. Original graphic style, innovative puzzles, great surprises and always feeling like you're in the middle of a well thought-out experience. Here's 10 bucks.
I absolutely love this game! The graphic were beautiful, game play mechanics were great, the puzzles were challenging but not too hard. The only issue is it over heat my laptop from time to time, but other wise no issue. I really hope you continue on this, as a series. Best Indie game I`ve played in a long time!
Great little game, really atmospheric and pretty. Just a minor bug is that if you collect the cards out of order they remain out of order in your card "deck". It might be nice if they auto-sorted themselves, so that the rightmost card is always the one most relevant to the current puzzle.
congratulations, this is the only game that has ever crashed my entire computer (on mac).
edit: tried with the lowest resolution possible, not even close. 0 fps instantly and it took nearly three minutes to exit.
This is a lovely game. Beautiful aesthetic, fun gameplay, great music. Thank you for making it!
Hi! Thanks for making this game, I made you a video
Ha ha... i was a little worried when your thumbnail shows my fox in a crosshair, but it seems like you eventually got into it! Thanks for the vid. Need a hint? : )
hmmm, I am against looking up walkthroughs most of the time, but my audience has suggested I don't continue puzzle games, so I might not get back to this game anytime soon :P, I do love the style and animation in the game though :)
dang my computer cant handle every fps game on itch.io and gamejolt
and im getting mad ...well i guess i will get a new gaming computer
Sorry, mate : (
I will try and figure out how to lower the graphics settings like AA and moblur in-game. So far, lowering the res is the best you can do... hell, even my parents' 6 year old Dell could run it okay (maybe 20 fps), at a low enough res. And IMO, on my own game, as long as you can still read the clue cards, there's not much need for everything to be sharp...