Looking for an indie game whose name I forgot


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Hello fellow Stencylers,

I was hoping you could help me with something that's been gnawing at me for quite some time. I once saw a game in a compilation video. Sadly I never wrote down the name of the video or the name of the game. I'd really like to find that game, because it looked pretty fun. Hopefully the collective wisdom of the Stencyl forums can help me.

This is what I know:
-the video I saw it in was compilation of free and/or indie games
-the game was about guiding a floating head (I believe it had either big eyes or big teeth) through a maze. The clip was only a few seconds but showed the floating head being moved between two sets of mashers/chompers (platforms with either spikes on the top or bottom) that kept moving closer together. The floating head had to be guided through these mashers when they opened (as soon as they had opened completely they closed again, crushing anything that was between it)
-The game's atmosphere was pretty dark.

Hopefully someone knows what I'm talking about.

« Last Edit: February 27, 2012, 08:21:51 am by Leaufai »


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I believe you're searching for Gourd, by Irock. He only a made a demo and discontinued it (I think) a long time ago.

http://community.stencyl.com/index.php/topic,116.msg3075.html#msg3075 (The link is broken.)
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Sadly, that's not it. The game's atmosphere was much darker.


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It's not necessarily a Stencyl game, right? Are you talking about Gish?


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Nope, not it. I actually own that one on Steam. I should play it sometime.


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Maybe you're looking for Abandoned?

« Last Edit: February 27, 2012, 02:36:39 pm by Broxter »


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Not it either.

Too clarify, it's not necessarily from Stencyl. All I know it was either free or indie (these days freeware games are often indie but that's going a bit off track).


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Nope. That also doesn't fit the entire description. The player character in my game was literally a floating head. The one here has arms and legs.

Wow, this is turning out harder than expected :P


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It wasn't Balls in Space, right?

Was the head perfectly round, or was it like a disembodied human head? Also did it look like a platformer (keyboard controls with gravity) or did it look like a mouse avoider where the floating head follows the cursor around the screen by floating around?

Also -- there's a couple hundred thousand games online, so unless this one was popular... this is going to be tough.


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Nope that's not it either. I'm pretty sure it's not a Stencyl game (Stencyl's been around for a while but I saw this video at a time when Stencyl was still pretty obscure/basic).

The head was more like a disembodied head. It was sort of octagonal (a square with rounded off edges). The game wasn't high-res, so the head had about 16-32 pixels on each side.

Since it was a video and I didn't play it I can't exactly say what controls it used but I imagine the game was more like your mouse avoider thing. The movement was with a delay, not pixel perfect.

It'll be tough but I have faith :D