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Friday, 12 August 2011

5 minute game - Passage

Take an entire life, and compress it into a game that runs for exactly five minutes. Jason Rohrer did just that, and this game is well worth five minutes of your time.






Passage is one of those games that sounds terrible in theory.  There is no real objectives presented to you, and you know the game is over in five minutes no matter what you do.  But in practice, it is a thought provoking indie gem that you will have to play to fully appreciate.




The game is a side scrolling adventure type game, but it offers you no hints or clues on what it wants you to do (just like real life). One of the first things you are presented with is a choice: to remain alone for the rest of you simulated life, or to partner up with the girl that waits for you at the start of the game. There are pros and cons to each choice, but I'll let you figure that out, after all, this game is a meditation on life and the choices we make, so download the game, and start exploring! It's hard to discuss this game without revealing everything about it, so download it here (it's completely free) and we will discuss the game in the comments.



31 comments:

  1. It actually sounds very interesting, I'll give it a go. Thanks!

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  2. Imma wait for your review first before i download it. :D

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  3. Led on by heaven, and crownd with joy at last: Following!

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  4. a life in 5 min... could be a docu on a cheap tc channel ;P
    just kidding, i'll give it a try ^^

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  5. Games like this always make me really paranoid and go out and seize the day... so I guess I'm thankful for them.

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  6. Even when I knew what was going on I had to keep going right / forward...

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  7. I am entering the passage!

    Followed, chea!

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  8. Sounds neat, I'll try it after this post.

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  9. gonna try this out sounds interesting

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  10. i guess i'll give it a shot then!. oh and yes i have played defcon, its a great game, and the non existent graphics are actually quite in the sense that it does give you that bunker-2km-below-the-whitehouse feel. coz lets face it, pentagon computers have shit graphics.

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  11. I need to check this game out

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  12. I forgot where I first heard about this, but it was an ingenious idea.

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  13. This blew my mind! Thank you sir.

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  14. This sounds like a perfect little flash game to review on my blog!

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  15. If my kids were anything like you...I would first kill them...then I would proceed to kill myself.

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  16. This is an interesting concept in a game. Just might check it out.

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  17. Sounds very cool, wanna see the review!

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  18. Just have to mention that you've got a lot of funny stuff here. You've just given me three snarf out louds.

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  19. Absolutely going to play this.

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  20. Sounds deep, not sure if I want to DL it.

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  21. pretty sweet. thanks. i like the idea of the outcome of choices and branches you go down.

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  22. if this is half as god as your last recommendations, then i will be pleased.

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  23. I have 5 minutes to spare, gonna give it a try.

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  24. Is it just me, or is the picture a tad bit pixelated?

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