The Daily Click ::. Downloads ::. Adventure ::. Barren

Author: Lachie Dazdarian Submitted: 31st May, 2008 Favourites:0
Genre: Adventure Downloads: 155

Edited By Lachie Dazdarian on 6/6/2008

Barren is a 2D point and click adventure game played through the eyes of the player (scene by screen scrolling).

The Barren story is placed in a SF-phantasmagoria type of setting where you play a humanoid creature of unknown origin stranded in a strange world.

Game features:

* over 25 full screen scenes to explore
* original music (9 tracks) and sound effects
* several cut scenes, some lasting over a minute
* ability to play the game in 320*240 or 640*480 resolution
* 3 screen filter modes in 640*480 resolution
* original and involving story
* intro/outro cut scenes

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Posted by Codemonkey 2nd June, 2008

Looks very nice. Downloading...
Posted by Codemonkey 2nd June, 2008

Wow nice game!
Posted by Cecilectomy 2nd June, 2008
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i really like it. although i don't really like point and click games. they bore me.

but the atmosphere and style was top notch.
Posted by Neuro 2nd June, 2008
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I can't seem to get any further than getting the pipe and the generator, though. That's really early in the game so I feel a little silly

Any hints?
Posted by Lachie Dazdarian 2nd June, 2008

Thanks for the positive feedback.

Forgot to mention this.

I would appreciate if you could share hints via private messages and keep these comments spoilers free. Thanks.

And don't worry. I'll help anyone who is desperately stuck....via private messages.
Posted by Impresario 3rd June, 2008

Style is great, dramatic and intense. Menu layout is superb. Won't rate till I play it through.

There's at least one spelling error
I feel some of the cut scenes go by too fast to read but I just read slow.
Posted by Neuro 6th June, 2008
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Weird ending. Really really weird. I wish it went on a little longer. Maybe I was expecting too much but the end seems to come out of nowhere, nothing was really explained.

Took me ages to get to near the end since there is a screen that lets you use the arrows to move rather than the walking man icon like most others - I thought those arrows were only for the main map and going back from screens to the main map.

The game loses a star for telling me I was stupid! (not really, but that's pretty low!)

[[[SPOILERS? possibly]]]

Also , I didn't use half the items for anything, nor did I need the computer (though that section impressed me, awesome! Despite not getting anywhere with it, I loved it)...

Posted by Lachie Dazdarian 6th June, 2008

Version update. Neuro indirectly pointed me to a bug. One of the game triggers wasn't reset properly so if you "solved" it in one game, you didn't have to in another (new) game. Hopefully nobody experienced this bug.
Posted by Toadsanime 8th June, 2008

How convienent, I felt like playing a game of this genre. I was going to go play Duty And Beyond or The White Chamber, but I suppose this will be my resort.
I'll tell you what I think later.
Posted by nim 9th June, 2008
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What a great game! The beginning is quite slow but the atmosphere kept me interested. It looks like Gridquest is running away with GOTW this week but hopefully this game won't go unnoticed.
Posted by Lachie Dazdarian 9th June, 2008

BTW Nim, finished the game? Because I share these few secrets with people who finished or came close to finishing the game. Send me a message.
Comment edited by Lachie Dazdarian on 11/23/2008
Posted by nim 24th June, 2008
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Thanks for the offer. I'm stuck Message sent!

You're right, getting mentioned on indie games websites is pretty random. I hope this game doesn't go unnoticed too.
Posted by nim 4th November, 2008
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Any chance of this game being Highly Recommended by admins?






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