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Out of Order

Post by eMTe » Wed Sep 20, 2006 13:58

Truly one of the best freeware adventure games ever made with fantastic graphics and loads of humour.

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Download link at CWF: (after years of trying to get it)
http://www.curlysworldoffreeware.com/games/view/542

Download size: 8.5 Mb

Developer: Hungry Software
http://www.hungrysoftware.com/

Release date: 2002

Status: permission for hosting granted
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Post by Dizi » Thu Sep 21, 2006 9:53

I know I'm not a game hunter but I have played this game through more than once....So I vote it in :p
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Post by eMTe » Fri Sep 22, 2006 0:43

This place isnt for voting, it's for discussing. All members are welcome. :D

You didnt think you cant post in here, did you? Gosh, this place MUST be flooded with posts, this is meat and bones of forum. :D
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Post by Dizi » Fri Sep 22, 2006 14:37

I know its not for voting in the games :p but I can't vote games in as I'm not a game hunter, so as I have already played it an know it is one of the best freeware adventure games around I wanted to cast my vote (though it won't be counted) anyway :p
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Post by Pater Alf » Fri Sep 22, 2006 20:29

Don't be afraid. I can vote for games and I will definitly vote for this one (as I have tried it some time ago and it's simply a great piece of work). So I think there will be a good chance to get it on the page ;).
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Post by eMTe » Thu Nov 01, 2007 0:07

This is an oldie now. Five years and counting.

I wonder how old modern freeware game should be to be called "oldie"? :D

One of the best freeware pnc adventure game I played, I doubt that it could be fully commercial product, but it's definitely close.

Graphics is ok, but cartoonish animations and high-resolution backgrounds not always work good together. Great music creates weird and spooky atmosphere. Puzzles are top-notch. Got stuck a couple of times. They remind me of best Lucasarts puzzles, however they're not simply copied. Some of them are quite ingenious.

This game looks a bit different from majority of freeware adventures and it IS different since was made with SLUDGE - lesser known game creation engine.
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Post by Chroelle » Sun Dec 02, 2007 14:27

I think it is a gem. I had fun playing through most of it, and the puzzles have an ok difficulty, while the humor is more suttle and less outspoken than other games (at times).

Hard to say anything against this game (that hasn't been said).

We have been trying to get permission for ages on this game, but I get no feedback from the developer on my mails. I hope he will say it is ok soon.
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Post by eMTe » Mon Apr 14, 2008 0:41

Any news? This yellowish button is getting on my nerves. :P

I'll do sth about it and I'll do it now.
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Post by Pater Alf » Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:47

Good luck! I think everyone of us wrote him a mail by now. Maybe that is the right way. Getting on the developer's nerves untill he answers at least one of our mails...;)

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Post by Chroelle » Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:50

Pater Alf wrote:Good luck! I think everyone of us wrote him a mail by now.
A mail...Try three :lol:

I would have taken permission myself if it wasn't because he has an active site where the game is displayed...
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Post by eMTe » Mon Apr 14, 2008 23:10

I wont give up so easily... I think.
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Re: Out of Order

Post by Chroelle » Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:19

And - WE GOT PERMISSION!!!
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Re: Out of Order

Post by Pater Alf » Thu Jul 22, 2010 14:39

And it took only four years to get it... :roll:

Is there anything left to achieve? Or should we take CWF down now? :twisted:
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Re: Out of Order

Post by Chroelle » Thu Jul 22, 2010 17:53

:lol:
Well there are still the rights to GTA 1 and 2, and a few others we have been hoping for...
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Re: Out of Order

Post by Chroelle » Sun Jul 25, 2010 13:52

And now Out of Order can be downloaded from CWF.
http://www.curlysworldoffreeware.com/games/view/542
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Re: Out of Order

Post by eMTe » Thu Mar 08, 2012 0:44

Great. I downloaded the game again after so many years, hoping to make some progress and - surprise - I did! Following this personal success I wanted to remind you all that maybe it's time to get permission for hosting the game again, after so many tries, and - another surprise - game is available from CWF for almost two years. Nobody tells me of anything. :|
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Re: Out of Order

Post by Chroelle » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:02

I am sorry. I should have posted it on the forum or something... :P
I still think of this as one of my big successes in getting permission. It took me such a long time to get a hold of the developer, and then it took a lot of patience to wait it out, and a lot of joy to get the news that it was ok for us to host. :)
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Re: Out of Order

Post by eMTe » Fri Mar 09, 2012 13:29

I always thought why this game is so unique and finally it got to me that it is (PROBABLY) the only existing representant of a subgenre "cartoony cyberpunk". It mixes two kinds of music: merry and depressing with two kinds of locations: funny/colourful and industrial. So in fact it mixes everything with everything what adds up to the overall feeling of oddity and things being "out of order". Was it deliberate action is debatable of course...but somehow it works.
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Re: Out of Order

Post by eMTe » Wed Oct 30, 2019 21:10

I have advanced heavily in the game and I am close to finishing it. I think. Loose ends tie up. Pleasure of being immersed forever in game's environment slowly dies.

It's still one of my favourite pnc adventure games, regardless of engine used, type of release, setting etc. I variously place it within 10 or 12 best adventure games created, despite the flaws. It's just so perfectly balanced between amateurishness and professionalism, in all terms: puzzles, dialogues, characters. It's one of the defining pieces of software.
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