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« on: February 06, 2013, 01:04:42 PM »

I just finished Aquaria and it is quite honestly one of the best experiences I've had. The music is truly beautiful, the art is awe inspiring, and the story is gripping.  It felt like what the Legend of Zelda games used to be. Of all of the games I see being lauded, this one has been mysteriously absent.

Maybe I am preaching to the choir, but I just want to let the guy(s) at Blit-Blot know they have affected me in quite a positive way.
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2013, 07:58:05 PM »

Of all of the games I see being lauded, this one has been mysteriously absent.

I think that's just because it is already a few years old.
With so many new video games being made each year, the critics and media move on pretty quickly, especially in the case of Indie games.

At the time when Aquaria was released, it did get many positive reviews and even won the grand prize at the 2007 Independent Games Festival (IGF).
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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2013, 03:17:18 AM »

Interesting to know that the game gets reworked every once in a while. First the Open Source version in 2010, then the (unfortunately not open source) iPad version in 2011, and now the (probably still not going to be open source for who knows how long) Android version, which will be coming soon. So the game is definitely out there, and still getting attention, but not as much as when it's new.

(Yes, I'm a stickler for open source. They've opened it up already, but didn't continue to with other revisions. Would have made porting easier to other less cared for mobile platforms if they did open source the iPad version. Now I'll continue pushing through Mithalas on a 4.5" screen.)

Edit: *cough* *choke* I just found some GPL marked files.
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2013, 03:34:13 PM »

cuddlyogre: Thanks for the feedback. Smiley It means a lot.
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