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How To Cope With Boredom and Loneliness

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Hello. I'm Nigel Wimble.

Tonight I am filming my final episode of How to Cope with Boredom and Loneliness: A Guide for the Isolated. I am meeting with Harold Fletcher, a 43 year old man who has been grounded to his bedroom for over 30 years.

Help me create an award winning documentary by picking the right scenes to shoot. Explore Harold's bedroom to find items that might shed some light on how he's coped with the boredom and loneliness from 30 years of isolation. Then we'll get the camera rolling!

Once the scenes are chosen you can sit back and watch the documentary unfold. Then we'll see what the focus group thinks. Let's make some hard hitting TV! Choose the most on theme items for the perfect score.

How to Cope with Boredom and Loneliness joins the crowded 'create your own documentary simulator' market but we hope to stand out with a touching story and memorable characters.Features
  • No real gameplay
  • 20 minutes you wont get back
  • A joke that makes you laugh through your nose
  • Music
  • Realtime 2D visuals
  • Something to do while you download a proper game

What started life as a humble Ludum Dare project, HTCBL has since blossomed into a questionably better but still humble experience. It is less a game and more of a cartoon generator with dozen of scenes to combine with multiple intros and outros. We hope you enjoy it and play it multiple times to create all the possible documentaries.
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Point Bleep Studios
Flying Interactive
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Not rated

System requirements for Linux

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04+
  • Processor: 1.6 GHz or better - SSE2 instruction set support.
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512 MB VRAM
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Headphones recommended

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP SP2+
  • Processor: 1.6 GHz or better - SSE2 instruction set support.
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 512 MB VRAM
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Headphones recommended
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How To Cope With Boredom and Loneliness reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
A super short Game (100% you can reach in 30 to a maximum of 45 Minutes) that lives mainly on your Humor. And this is exactly where it gets critical: The Humour is very special, black and sometimes quite under the Belt line. This means: It is not for everyone and since that is the actual Content of the Game, everything stands and falls with whether the humor ignites or not. Conclusion: As a short Free Game you can't do much wrong here, but you shouldn't end the Game, if you don't agree with one of the Humor at all. Otherwise, you have a lot of Fun here in the short Time that the Game offers.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
FREE "How To Cope With Boredom and Loneliness" is a short, free ironic decision-making Game. How do you do if you don't get out of your Nursery for thirty Years. We get slanted like socially incompetent? These Questions not only arise the average Steam user and notorious Frequent Player, but these Questions are also asked of Harold Fletcher, to the Man who didn't get out of the Nursery for thirty Years. They are put by us, a blonde-cropped Journalist who intends to fill his last Show from the Series "How To Cope With Boredom and Loneliness" with this Very Protagonist. But what do the inclined viewers want to see? What interests? What results from stringently justifiable Documentation? The Show must not be too long either, so we should focus on three Things we put to the Audience. A Test Audience then evaluates our Broadcast and only when this shows itself satisfied will the Episode go on Air. Actually, it's not a Game at all. We're mostly just on a single Screen, can look at different Things and talk to Harold or his Mom. Then we can listen to what we as Journalists say about it and then we have to go for three Facts. After that, we are presented with the short Film, which ends with an Evaluation of the Test Audience. Sounds unspectacular at first, but is Saucomic. The Lyrics are not only well written, but also superbly inscribed, with the right Dose of nasal Hyperbole necessary for this Style. The ultra-blocky retrostyle is Skillful and you won't be reminded of old C64 times without Reason. Even if this is certainly something completely different in terms of content, it somehow reminds you of old Lucas Arts titles in the ironic Exaggeration. Of course, the Whole thing lasts only about a Quarter of An hour, but it is very entertaining and also for nothing. Rating: 8/10 Atmosphere 9/10 Story 7/10 Graphic 8/10 Sound 3/10 Game Mechanics-/10 Balancing 8/10 Game Pass Conclusion: Very entertaining Loneliness for In Between. 8/10 Overall Rating
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