[Small] [Misc] [Easy/Lunatic] Depression Quest

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Offline canteven / ncrecc

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[Small] [Misc] [Easy/Lunatic] Depression Quest
« on: January 25, 2021, 02:46:27 »

For best experience, go in with no knowledge of the level whatsoever. Play until you're bored or the music in the last area stops.


v1.5 restores various things removed from v1.4 and retouches some cutscene art I wasn't happy with, but still leaves out one of the more disturbing secrets (and adds an explanation as to what that was all about).
« Last Edit: March 06, 2021, 06:37:37 by canteven / ncrecc »
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Re: [Small] [Misc] [Easy/Lunatic] Depression Quest
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2021, 02:01:36 »
I played this level start to finish. It was certainly.... something.  :nuts:

Spoiler: The Good (click to show/hide)
Spoiler: The Bad (click to show/hide)
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Re: [Small] [Misc] [Easy/Lunatic] Depression Quest
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2021, 00:21:11 »
I can't figure out what to do on x1010y1013!

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Re: [Small] [Misc] [Easy/Lunatic] Depression Quest
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2021, 15:23:39 »
@Sergio: I think my solution was something like this...
Spoiler: picture answer (click to show/hide)
« Last Edit: February 01, 2021, 11:45:15 by LPChip »

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Re: [Small] [Misc] [Easy/Lunatic] Depression Quest
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2021, 04:13:40 »
Thanks egomassive! I managed to get through semi-legitimately (played with KS+ and saved manually in a bunch of places). I missed all the bonus material somehow, but was able to see it on a second playthrough. A simultaneously profound and silly self-reflective level that hits close to home on a number of matters. canteven, I'm happy to talk about this kind of thing if you ever feel like it, or not if you don't!

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Offline canteven / ncrecc

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Re: [Small] [Misc] [Easy/Lunatic] Depression Quest
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2021, 09:35:15 »
I played this level start to finish. It was certainly.... something.  :nuts:

Spoiler: The Good (click to show/hide)
Spoiler: The Bad (click to show/hide)
Thanks for making the level! hope to see more soon!
Glad you liked it!
Spoiler: The Bad (click to show/hide)

@Sergio: I think my solution was something like this...
Spoiler: picture answer (click to show/hide)
Spoiler: The second part... (click to show/hide)
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Re: [Small] [Misc] [Easy/Lunatic] Depression Quest
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2021, 00:50:09 »
I played it again after reading Sergio and pfrangip's thoughts.
Spoiler: (click to show/hide)

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Re: [Small] [Misc] [Easy/Lunatic] Depression Quest
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2021, 06:14:25 »
I thought this level was really weird at first. I didn't get it because I didn't find most of the actual story for it on my first playthrough, though.

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Re: [Small] [Misc] [Easy/Lunatic] Depression Quest
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2021, 03:57:22 »
I thought this level was really weird at first. I didn't get it because I didn't find most of the actual story for it on my first playthrough, though.
The supplementary material has nothing to do with the actual level - for the most part, it's an environmental level that ends on a curveball.
« Last Edit: March 06, 2021, 00:00:51 by canteven / ncrecc »
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Re: [Small] [Misc] [Easy/Lunatic] Depression Quest
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2021, 09:32:46 »
Definitely used some, ahem, extra save points towards the end. I found the slower pace fitting and the ending satisfyingly anticlimactic for a level titled Depression Quest. The neat rain-outside-window and waterfall-around-corner details were refreshing to see. There is some bravery that goes into creating a profound or intimate story, so a lot of respect goes to those who put their feelings into their projects, intended to be found or not. Good job on this level ncrecc.

Re: [Small] [Misc] [Easy/Lunatic] Depression Quest
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2021, 12:29:07 »
Good stuff! Played this blind and enjoyed how pacing and difficulty set a narrative-like structure, just like the tunes and art styles! Also, I need to remember the level design trick with 4 background layers under a passable wall object for later.

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Re: [Small] [Misc] [Easy/Lunatic] Depression Quest
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2021, 02:11:57 »
Should mention this got an update (1.5) that improves a bit of cutscene art and explains a really badly communicated secret (which seemed to touch on themes of abuse but was meant differently); see original post.
« Last Edit: March 11, 2021, 03:00:08 by canteven / ncrecc »
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Re: [Small] [Misc] [Easy/Lunatic] Depression Quest
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2021, 06:57:16 »
Weird level. I liked it.

v1.5 restores various things removed from v1.4 and retouches some cutscene art I wasn't happy with, but still leaves out one of the more disturbing secrets (and adds an explanation as to what that was all about).
So... where can a version with the disturbing secret be found?