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Continue?9876543210 is a lot more than it seems

By , on December 3, 2013
Last modified 9 months, 2 weeks ago

Yes, the name of the game is Continue?9876543210. You are a videogame character that has fallen in battle, and wanders the random access memory of the program, trying in vein to come to terms with the inevitability of its own deletion. 

Created by Jason Oda, this is an art game meant to be open to interpretation. As you wander the shanty towns of this memory, you encounter other denizens and travellers, while avoiding the garbage collectors. The inspiration behind the game seems to come from a very personal place, and watching the trailer, you get a sense of curiosity and wonder (even if it is a little longer than most trailers). Have a look for yourselves.

The changes in locale and the style of combat remind me a little of the PS3 game El Shaddai, and that too was more about the tone, atmosphere, and meaning acquired than the gameplay. If you're interested in giving this a whirl, it was released on Monday, and will set you back $4.49 (going by the Australian store). For those unsure, well we might just have a review up later in the week to express our thoughts on the experience. No promises though :)

[App Store Link]


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mjsherwood812 9 months, 2 weeks ago

I was so intrigued by this game that I just had to buy it. I haven't advanced too far in the game yet, but so far it is great. The story is purposely sparse due to the fact that it is meant to be open to interpretation. The visuals are beautiful and the music is wonderfully eerie. The only complaint I have is that the controls can be a bit frustrating and irritating at times, especially when in battle. So far it is a wonderful and original game.

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TheAspieFox 9 months, 2 weeks ago

It almost seems like it's a game within a game... within a game. ;3; I'm very interested-- especially with the variety of angles used (at least in the trailer here), the soundtrack, and the graphics.

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DarkScience 9 months, 2 weeks ago

A great looking and very original story line! reminds me of a 3D sword and sorcery! V interesting!!