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Rating: 4.4/5 (192 votes)
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The Onomastica

DoraAwww yeah, we're about to get all swanky up in here with mif2000's platforming puzzle/artsy game experience The Onomastica. Using the [WASD] or [arrow] keys, you'll run, jump, and explore a typographical wonderland where the words make up the landscape... literally, and the way you interact with them can change their meaning. It's sort of like ASCIIvania, only swaggier. It's is an incredibly neat little game with a lot of clever ideas, though considering how stiff the jumping is you'll probably appreciate the word puzzling more than you will any platforming. The game is a blink-and-you'll-miss-it affair, and as a result really winds up feeling like it needs a lot more as a game to elevate it beyond simple "Hey, check this out" status. Given its linear nature, there's not much of a puzzle aspect beyond "keep moving forward", but it's such a neat little experience that you'll still want to check it out, and hopefully something we see more of in the future.

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9 Comments

Patreon Crew SonicLover June 20, 2013 3:26 PM

Well, that was fun. I just wish it was longer.

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keeggeek974 June 20, 2013 5:10 PM

Loved it! This would be great if it was made into a longer game! It was a really cool idea. I especially loved the ending :)

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HammyJay June 21, 2013 1:48 AM

A+ on the concept. Not bad. Not great.

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Fun but short, and that guy just looks weird:)

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Eh. Not much real gameplay.
Felt EXTREMELY linear.

Just push letters, get words. More a sort of interactive flash movie than a game.

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Also, 122 votes in such short time? Very suspicious.

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Reminded me of the kinetic typography videos from some years ago. In a good way.

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Awww, I was totally expecting the roc to fly away when I broke the k on rock. :(

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