Somewhere. an exploration game by oleomingus.

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fictions. (the pre-alpha build for Somewhere ). is a small exploration and stealth game.

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Fictions, is the first pre-alpha build for Somewhere.
It is auxiliary to the main game, and is in-itself a short but complete story.

It is also a build, created to test our first draft of the game mechanics.
So we have deliberately curtailed the storytelling and interaction to a linear form (for now).

If everything works as it ought to, we will, over subsequent builds, make several additions to stealth, and create a Gameworld where you can go bonkers with the character flip !

This build contains numerous allusions to the story, "The Approach to Al-Mu'Tasim" by Luis Borges. this story can be found in a collection called Fictions.

Borge's story is an examination of a fictional book called " Approach to Al-Mu'Tasim ",

This fictional book was written in Bombay by an imaginary author called Mir Bahadur Ali, and features an unnamed protagonist who travels through India in search of a mythical man called Al-Mu'Tasim.

I do recommend that you read it for yourself !

The game uses a standard fps control set : W A S D movement and Space to jump.
There are also additional controls, which are explained as part of a brief tutorial at the very beaning of the game. - Do go through the tutorial ! -

Included in the build folder is a text document, with a script for the game's dialogues.
If you need help following the narrative, or would like to revisit the same - the script should help.

Also our work on this game has turned us into avid entomologists. so if you find any bugs lurking in our build somewhere, do let us know !

fictions : a pre-alpha build for Somewhere

If you have trouble with the build you can send us an email at. oleomingus(a) and If you like our work do follow us on our Tumblog or Twitter


this... this has potential

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Oleomingus Author

Thank you !

Did you play the build itself ?

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I did, everything about this build tells me that if you people keep up the good job, the game will become something big

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Oleomingus Author

Thank you ! I am really glad you like this build.

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After picking up the clock and going upside down (At least I think you go upside down), the building that's high up you can go inside by crouching, then standing up, then jumping. I believe this is a glitch, I shouldn't be able to go through the floor.

Either way though, I really enjoyed your first build. Mind benders like this are always fun, and from the build it seems as if your own the right track.

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Oleomingus Author

Yes ! you are right, just tried doing that, and one can glitch their way through the floor indeed. Thank you for pointing this out ( we will work on correcting that in the next build )

and Thank you for playing the build, really glad you enjoyed it !

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The game's dialogue is...'different', so it took some time to understand what the people were saying.

Its good for what it does, also when I did the possess thing that just want this game even more.
Keep this up.

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Oleomingus Author

Thank You ! I am really glad you played and enjoyed the build.
There will certainly be a lot more character flip in the subsequent builds.

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