Made in a weekend for Haunted PS1 Wretched Weekend 1.

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UPDATE:

- 'Q' and 'E' keys can now flip the pages of the book as well as the scroll wheel.

- Fixed map to stop an easy way to get out of bounds.


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Fantastic. Slick, simple interface, great little story to discover, and the slow, ramping horror was subtle and effective. More!

Thanks for playing!

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This was great!

Glad you enjoyed it!

This is a precious concept! I didn't expect it to go where it did, which made it even better, but the simplicity of this mechanic and how it actually got me invested with so little dialogue is worthy of praise. Would love to see better lighting and more contrast in the shades of gray so I can more easily identify different characters. Well done! I played around 10:33.

So glad you enjoyed the game! Thanks for playing!

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Hi, I'm currently making a series where I play through every game submitted to the Wretched Weekend Jam, and yours was the 42nd game I played!

I loved the feel of this game! I've always enjoyed investigatory things and it was great fun making my way around this odd little town centre, quizzing people and following the story where it led. Can't say I fully understood the ending, but I'm not complaining, it was still great fun! Would love to see this expanded upon! Great work! 

Here's the video for those interested (time stamps in description):

Glad you enjoyed it, thanks for playing!

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Good game cant wait for part 2.

Love the video! Thanks for playing!

cool game, just had goosebumps, real creepy

Glad you enjoyed it!

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Interesting game

Thank you for taking the time to make a video about it! We're honored!

I play on laptop without a mouse and I can't progress the game because I can't scroll, are there any alternatives? 

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Not at the moment, we may update the game with alternative controls, though. Sorry!

EDIT: Pages can now be flipped with 'Q' and 'E'.

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Ok thank you! I hope to play your game eventually C:

Hey there! We've just pushed an update that should allow you to use the 'Q' and 'E' keys to flip the pages of the book!

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oh ok thank you!

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Space to Investigate was a blast to play. With a very cool twist at the end that I completely unexpected. If you've got 20 minutes to burn, I highly recommend playing through it! Great game Hot Girls With Broken Legs! I'm sure there's a great story behind that name as well lol.

High praise! Thank you for playing!

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Anytime! You're welcome! Had a blast with it!

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Great game! i want to know what happens on the next part

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Thanks for playing! Love the video!

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Well that was certainly interesting, can't wait until part 2.

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Glad you liked it! Thanks for playing!

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That was really interesting and I liked the detective simulator vibe! Looking forward to the continuation (if there will be one)!

Thanks for playing!

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The game was awesome, but I feel really skeezy hitting the "follow hot girls with broken legs" button.

Glad you liked it! No need to feel skeezy, neither of us are hot girls. And we both have perfectly working legs!

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I loved the notebook mechanic—it was great being able to flip through pages to interrogate people. The art style was gorgeous, and very striking at the end. Excellent work.

Glad you liked it! Spent a lot of time trying to get the book to feel good, and have all the interface be diegetic. Seems to have payed off!

Is the game finished and needs no more updates?

There's a lot of things we'd do differently with hindsight, but yep, the game is done!

I mean, no more updates for this particular game?

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We may fix a few bugs in the future, but it probably won't ever be seriously updated, no.

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hot plot, hot audio - 4th game in video, timecode 21:57

Thank you for your wonderful playthrough video!