By myformerselves - Added On 9/22/2013

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Two squids in coitus appear like hands clasped lovingly at the palms. An amboeboid landscape threatens to engulf civlization and all its plastic bottles. Disembodied mouths live in the walls of municipal buildings like household pests. 

Gingiva features five playable characters, over 100 fully animated creature portraits,  multiple paths and varied endings.

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Posted By Chris Priestman 9/23/2013

You’ll know John Clowder if you’ve played Middens, and especially if you backed the Kickstarter for the upcoming Moments of Silence, or perhaps you read my extensive interview with him all those months ago. Whatever the case, John Clowder makes some of the most interesting games I’ve ever played. His latest, Gingiva, is no exception.

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maxddi 4 weeks ago
This game is so interesting and unique, like nothing I've ever played before. Makes me think a lot. I like it.
dtrain43 1 month ago
I usually play games with the sound off. I am a sub not dub kind of guy. This game looks like one where the sound is about as necessary as breathing.
Scorehni 3 months ago
I don't know if people are serious or not about this game being a masterpiece, i mean, it looks weird to the point where its nearly bad, so, is this game really actually good?
Taco Bot Productions
It's like a really bad acid trip. A.k.a: It's amazingly wonderful.
Pizza Nazi
Pizza Nazi 3 months ago
A game with diamond eyes and iron body. I feel inspired!
mcgander 3 months ago
I can't think of a worse idea than taking a conceptual or post modern approach to video games. Taking the "modern art" approach makes for an unapproachable game.
myformerselves Game's Developer
myformerselves 3 months ago
"Post-modernism is a bit of an overused expression, so let's definite it clearly right here - let's say it's a critical way of seeing things that tends to consider there are no objective truths, that what are supposedly self-evident concepts are often nothing more than social constructs, and that everything should be questioned and deconstructed as a result."

The above was taken from a review of Earthbound---a game largely considered to be one of the first truly postmodern examples in gaming. From the vantage that the title is regarded as one of the most esteemed in history presents something of a challenge to your statement.

Gingiva was not created with the intention of being a part of any particular art movement as you implied. It merely a story of fantasy. Barely different than the folk tales told hundreds of years before the term modern or post modern were ever uttered.
indiegamehunt 3 months ago
A masterpiece. So excited to replay for the expanded content!
nuuup klërdbërd
nuuup klërdbërd 3 months ago
Agreed. Gingiva is one of the games that really changed my life and the way I saw games.
stepasman 3 months ago
Peyton_peytonsk 4 months ago
i always get a game_temp error permission denied fonts/batang. how do i play??
myformerselves Game's Developer
myformerselves 4 months ago
Hey Peyton,

I recommend that you go into the game folder titled 'Fonts' and double click the single file there named 'batang'. Gingiva uses this font to display text. This should correct the error. Let me know if you continue to have trouble uploading the game.
Dan Lowe
Dan Lowe 3 months ago
Right-clicking and choosing 'Run as Administrator' will allow the font to install with proper privileges (which seems to be what's causing the error). I had to then rerun the game but it's worked since. Installing the font separately seems to work, too.
morewaffles 4 months ago
I can only hope to create something like this in my life. There isn't a way to describe this game without having you just play it.
Shutmouth 4 months ago
This is one of the most grand games I've played in a long time.
I thank you, for this has deeply inspired me

Game Info

Developer: myformerselves
Genre: RPG
Status: Complete
Engine/Language: RPG Maker XP
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Cartoon Violence
Fantasy Violence
Realistic Violence
Realistic Bloodshed
Alcohol Reference
Tobacco Use
Suggestive Themes
Comical Shenanigans

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