By Kyle Pulver - Added On 2/4/2010

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depict1 is a platformer made for the global game jam.  I don't want to spoil anything.

(if you cant figure out the beginning, the game uses non-traditional input purposely.  explore your keyboard.)

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JRLS 4 days ago

Nice game! Puzzle platformer!! I like it :) Good retro style and sound btw!

DrSteam 1 week ago

Very good game

acidpoison 1 week ago

I played the version, I hope it corresponds to this version.

I really enjoyed the manipulation of trust. People usually believe everything a computer tells them. They have no reason not to believe them, right? This perfectly exploits that about the player, and in a way, breaks the 4th wall. Quite elegantly, I might add. It really proves that everything you see on a screen isn't always true.

Overall, I had fun playing this game. The gameplay was really fun (although I had a little trouble with timing at some moments, there is a slight pause before jumping) and the level design was creative. I got both endings and enjoyed them both.

speterb100 2 weeks ago

It was kind of cool defying the instructor ,but it all turned into a weird thing about being trapped. Wasn't really satistfied and the 2nd ending is a lie.

animalslover24 3 weeks ago

that was a great game when i play it

alexstrife13 1 month ago

It's a shame, it crashes when i jump on a button to kill 3 monsters, i really wanted to play it T_T if there's something i can do to fix it please tell me ;3;

DemonXGames 1 month ago

A friend of mine recommended this to me when it first came out and I never ended up playing it. After a few years now, and a little snooping for a good game to do gameplay of I stumbled upon it once again. I can say, I do NOT regret it what-so-ever. I love the nontraditional key movements, and I thought it was interesting how well you really developed around such a simple idea as 'deception'. One key problem is that his game crashes on "Drop 3" when you clicked the button to land on the creatures. I thought it was kind of funny, and even a bit entertaining (since I had been going hard at the previous level lol!) seeing the "depict1.exe has crashed" pop up. To be honest I nearly thought it was part of the game.

For anyone with this issue you can head over to newgrounds and there is a version on there that works without crashing. Huge problem with that version is you glitch through spikes, where as the original you wouldn't be able to do. The best way to explain this is watching someone do "Wall Jump" on the original exe and on newgrounds.

All in all I love this game so much, and sadly I got End 1 but I noticed something at the end of my recording that I'm going to investigate a little later. If you'd like to watch I have the two parts on YouTube:

starlight6488 1 month ago

I found this game on Newgrounds years ago and it quickly became one of my favorites! It's fun to show friends and giggle when they look so puzzled as to why the game is lying to them.

I'm not entirely sure why, but there's something about this game that makes me really happy and I have fun playing it. ^_^

thatcatser 1 month ago

also it keeps crashing at a certain point in a certain stage :( that's really a shame though, because its a really good game and I was anxious to see what happens and solving puzzles....

thatcatser 2 months ago
  • only read the next bullet if you're ready
  • okay now read the next one if you haven't changed your mind
  • the input keys are X and C to move, J to jump, K to throw spikes (helpful points from the developer, just in case you can't seem to figure it out)

Game Info

Developer: Kyle Pulver
Genre: Platformer
Status: Complete
Engine/Language: Game Maker
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Mild Cartoon Violence
Mild Fantasy Violence
Mild Realistic Violence

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