THIS ONE MADE ME FEEL LIKE I WAS TRIPPING ON LSD THANKS FOR THE FOREVER NIGHTMARES OF TERROR AND GNOMES! GAME STARTS AT 1:45:17
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Okay, this one has me stumped. Almost like how He Keeps Me Here had me stumped.
Regardless of where I'm currently at mentally with the story of this game, it pulled the same punches as Two Lines, and to some extent, He Keeps Me Here. What I mean by that is how it appears to be nothing special at first until you reach the end of the game. It is at that point that the key ingredient to understanding the game, the main message, is delivered, although cryptic as heck.
Now, as for my interpretation of the game, I have one that I find to be pretty solid. In my recording of this game, I mention near the end how the somber dialogue of the father to his daughter almost sounded like the father was heading off to war. This theory only became a solid one whenever I took a second closer look at the painting that the daughter made following my recording. If you look closely, it appears as if the father is wearing a Great War uniform or something else of that matter, and has his ACH, Army Combat Helmet, resting under his right arm.
With this, it makes sense how the father has a sad yet comforting tone with his daughter. He knows he probably won't make it back, yet he doesn't want his daughter to know that. He leaves a coin with his daughter as a sort of memento before his parting. Something to remember him by just in case he doesn't return.
Now, with the coin and strange day/night cycle, I can see that as symbolical of life and death. On one side of the coin, you have the possibility of the father returning: Day. On the other side, you have the unfortunate possibility that the father has perished and will not be returning: Night, with the night side of the coin being shown at the end of the game in what seems to be a warped side profile of the people roaming the small village. At least I think.
And finally, the painting with the father looking out and the daughter looking in gives me the feeling that the father failed the coin toss. I get this vibe because the daughter had made this painting with her father in it via her imagination as the father said. You play as the father in this painting, which I see as a way of saying that he is not in the real world anymore. He is now just a part of his daughter's imagination. He travels in this painting to where he can look over his daughter, almost like an angel. This part of my theory seems to be a massive stretch, but it's what I got from it, haha.
Anyway, another really good game that was also done in a week. Relax, bruh. You can't be putting out games like this in one week. Nah, I'm kidding. But regardless of how much time you put into the game, it was pulled off very well. Great job!
Really interesting game. I had no idea what to expect. it felt very cinematic. Great music and sound. . creepy stabby dudes. I liked it a lot :)
Hello, its NaughtyNelly again playing another one of your amazing games, as usual the visuals are simply stunning and the tension and fear levels build up nicely! I am not sure if i understood this all but,the message is amazing and powerful.
The dramatic shifts between the light and dark keep you on your toes, although it is "a walk along the path" style game it is another fantastic experience and a joy to play.
Hi! I didn't find any means to message you directly, so im gonna ask this here. I was wondering if you could send me the sheet music from this game. The soundtrack is so amazing, and i want to learn it on piano. If you can, please send it to me. My e-mail adress is email@example.com
Oh, thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed the music. I will happily do that, but it will take some time. My second child was born the day you sent this, so the last week has been crazy. Would you record your playing? I would love to watch it!
First of all let me just say: Congratulations on the birth of your second child! :)
It would be awesome to make a video about it as soon as i learn it. (but it will take time since i am not a professional piano player)
Игра понравилась, даже чутка испугала :)
This game was very interesting. The story was very in-depth and the voice over was great! It is a quick game, but pay attention to what is happening and why it's happening if you want to figure out the story. I'm looking forward to his next releases!
Very cool game. Even with your warning I still walked too far off the path and got stuck :)
But I tried again and made it to the end. Very interesting game. Not sure I fully understand what was going on but I enjoyed it anyways.
I played this a couple of weeks ago but I found it to be a pretty great game and found a bug :)
Wow. This was simple looking until the flash and then all hell breaks loose. Even a story to it when you get to the end. Trying to catch up on games atm and you seem to made a ton in the past few months. This one is great... :)
Thanks for playing, Kev! By the way, I need to send you the updated version of NEMESES. I finally got around to adding some gamma control. There's a major update in the works, but if you'd like to play the same one you already played but so you can actually see what you're doing, let me know!
Yes of course I'd love to play it again. Never really had the time last time which I apologize for. Gonna be busy again come the 2nd half of June but hopefully not to much so lets get into Nemeses. Just finished playing Two Lines and will tell you what I thought the story was in that games thread. It's not what you had it down as but i'll be honest as always and look an idiot. lol ... :)
really cool game and with some creepy models. don't really understand it much but liked it a lot cant wait for more to come form you!!
Good to see your name again, it's been a while! Thanks for playing, Dragan!
32:38. Amazing atmospheric game yet again by good old Matt Reeves.
A great little surreal horror adventure through a magical forest village. Until someone decides to turn out the lights & send the village crazy.
Matt, I love your mind, & your story telling. Surrealism at it's finest. Can't wait for nemesis!
At first I was what is going on here? I think I understood the message at the end. Again amazing work. Looking forward to nemesis. Your game is the first in the video!
Thanks for playing another of my games! I appreciate it greatly.
Thanks for letting me know more about your work, I appreciate the backstory much more now :)
Great work! Hope to see more from you in the future!
Awesome work as usual Mr. Reeves! I managed to find a spot to get stuck in the graphics which is totally fine! Not sure if I drew the right conclusions or not but I thoroughly enjoyed Look For Me!
Thanks Mr. Red! I always watch patiently for your playthroughs of my games. Yes, several people have gotten stuck there, and I unfortunately can't fix that until uploads are unlocked (we're in the voting period). Every time I watch someone go up there, my heart stops when they near the corner, because anyone adventurous is going to fall down there. Anyway, there's a lot to dig up for the story, so please go check out PEK PLAYS' video of it, because he basically nailed the story first try. Thanks again, I look forward to more of your playthroughs!
Cool game! I really enjoyed the concept and the surprise horror element of this game!
Hey there! Good to see your name again, it's been a while. Glad you enjoyed it. Be sure to check out PEK PLAYS' playthrough if you wanted to know what was happening in the story! Thanks a bunch for playing, and be sure to watch out for more!
One of the most powerful and emotional experiences you can have for a ten minute game. Incredible considering it was a week's worth of effort. I look forward to Nemeses and anything else you work on!
Thank you so much! I'm so glad you had the experience I had hoped for. Even though the game is short and weird, I hoped that it would still be able to deliver a story in such a way that could actually make you feel something. Thanks for sharing your reaction. I assure you that much deeper and darker things are coming. Thanks again, friend!
Another lovely creation especially for a weeks work! Always look forward to your games even though you have a talent for making extremely creepy and horrifying stuff! :P
Another awesome horror game by Matt Reeves! You guys should try it for yourself, see if you get stuck in the same spot as me! Looking forward to updates!
SKIP TO 12:33!!!
Gave the game a try! I thought the game was very cool!
Que bonitos paisajes...hasta que oscurece
Como siempre buen juego
Had fun with this one and enjoyed the ending :D!
the way this ends...
Your games have been pretty damn good man
This hit me right in the heartfeels. Another awesome game dude. Was a little frame-droppy, but nothing a little config.txt editing can’t fix!
Thank you! Love your videos, man. Yeah, several people have had issues trying to run this game; this is one of the struggles of having a beefy GPU and making a jam game without time for optimization. It's always a gamble! Anyway, I've got more games on the horizon, and hopefully some longer ones that you can actually put some time into. Anyway, thanks again. I look forward to your next video!
is there a way to change the graphics settings
Start up the game and press the "~" button, then type "SCALABILITY 2" and hit "enter". That should lower the quality down. If that's not enough, you can try doing the same thing but changing the number to 1 or 0. Let me know if that works!
the baba yaga is scary
I can't wait for it to be done. It's a little wonky now but good.
Your games keep getting better and better! These guys were just odd and creepy and just gave me chills!Your game starts at 9:28
Hey there! Thank you for playing. You actually didn't beat it, so there's a whole ending you missed! If you're willing to give it a second playthrough, watch for the road split at the last village. Sorry you got stuck! I put a note about that in the description. Hopefully you get the full experience. Thanks again!
Well that was unexpected. Cool idea for a story.
Weird might actually be my middle name. You never know.
Thanks for playing man! I always enjoy your videos. As far as the story, there were some important details I don't think you noticed that would have completely changed your interpretation. The most specific one being his outfit at the end. Check out PEK's playthrough below, because he pretty much nailed it! Hope that gives you a better idea. Thanks again!
come on matt you got me again haha. I love the story man
Gotcha! That was the first reaction like that, and I've just been dying to watch it happen, haha. Thanks for playing! Glad you enjoyed it.
SO BEAUTIFUL WITH BEAUTIFUL MUSIC! I broke the game 3 times but sooo worth it! Could this be a prequal to two lines? i think thatd be dope! anywho great job again
Check out PEK's playthrough below. He just about nailed the story, which unfortunately isn't compatible with Two Lines. They both have their own standalone stories. Cool idea though! Thanks for posting!
That's awesome! Thank you! Yes indeed, NEMESES is intended to be a full length, AAA quality game, with respect to my capabilities. Expect something much bigger, better, darker, and immersive... er. I don't have an official release date for the demo, but you can follow along on Instagram if you're interested @NEMESEShorror
Thanks for playing! I'm sorry about the hardware restrictions, I really didn't have time to optimize it. In the meantime, if you'd like to play an earlier demo of NEMESES, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll hook you up. It's pretty graphics-heavy, so hopefully it'll run in your rig.
Hey, thanks a ton for playing! Glad you saw my post. I have another one that's much scarier, if you're interested.
As far as story, you figured out the main points, so great job on that. I was worried this game would be too cryptic.
Great feedback, too. It's funny, I realized I had an hour left before the deadline when I was blocking off areas you're not supposed to explore, so I had to leave it where it was so I could get everything submitted. As a last ditch effort, I tried to block off the area you fell down, but I did it in a rush, and missed that tiny little corner. The problem of course is the fact that uploads are disabled until the end of the voting period, so I just have to live with it for the remainder of that period before I can fix it. And same thing with taking visual damage; I had intended to add that, but ran out of time. I really liked your idea about telling the story throughout, but I would have to rework the ending, and at this point I think I'll leave it, especially since most of the game's exposure will happen while I can't change anything.
Anyway, thanks again for playing! I hope to watch you play more of my games!