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You are a dead, failed video game character wandering through the recesses of the Random Access Memory, trying to find peace in the final moments of your existence before being deleted forever...

...but forget that. The real story is that Continue? is an existential metaphor that explores the finite nature of existence and the beauty and tyranny of our desires within it.

It's a bit like Sword & Sworcery, but with more action and weirdness.

Requirements: iPhone/iTouch 4 & up. Works on all iPads.

What happens to dead video game characters?

In the garbage dump of the Random Access Memory, you travel from town to town, meeting people who offer you their lightning and their prayer. Lightning clears the way for you to move forward and prayer builds shelters in a distant town where you must frequently hide to avoid being deleted into nothingness by the garbage collector. Along the way, you are thrust into many battle challenges, the outcome of which effects your shelters. There is ultimately, no way to escape the garbage collector, but running from it buys you time to think, wander, contemplate, and hopefully be at peace with the inevitability of your deletion.

Each game randomly assigns you 1 of the 6 characters and 6 of the 11 areas. There is no set order to the stages of the game.

Interpretations

This game is weird. You've probably figured that out by now. Everything in it however, has a deeper meaning behind it. All of the strange places you go to, people you talk to, and scenarios you go through are part of a greater idea that I hope you spend a second or two trying to figure out and interpret...or not. You can also just play the damn thing.

Also, I can't wait to hear what you have to say. Please share your thoughts and interpretations on the facebook and twitter pages.

Development

Continue? was inspired by existential road trips into nowhere, Peruvian jungle drugs, and a brush with death while lost in the mountains of New Mexico. It is a quest for wonder, contemplation, and peace.

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Continue?9876543210 was independently developed by Jason Oda in 2013. Past projects of notoriety include The Perfect Strangers game (nothingsgonnastopmenow.com) and Skrillex Quest (skrillexquest.com).

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The game is out at New Zealand costs $5.29 or US$ 3.99

Size of the app 79.3 MB

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
Description

DETAILS: ---> continue9876543210.com FOR TRAILERS, 30+ IMAGES, & MORE INFO.

You are a dead, failed video game character wandering through the recesses of the Random Access Memory, trying to find peace in the final moments of your existence before being deleted forever.

Recommended for fans of Sword & Sworcery.

What happens to dead video game characters?

In the garbage dump of the Random Access Memory, you travel from town to town, meeting people who offer you their lightning and their prayer. Each prayer builds a shelter in a distant town where you must frequently hide to avoid being deleted into nothingness by the garbage collector. Along the way, you are thrust into many battle challenges. There is ultimately, no way to escape the garbage collector, but running from it buys you time to think, wander, contemplate, and hopefully be at peace with the inevitability of your deletion.

"FORWARD YOU GO WITH BRAVE MIND."

Continue?9876543210 was independently developed by Jason Oda in 2013.

It was inspired by existential road trips into nowhere, Peruvian jungle drugs, and a brush with death while lost in the mountains of New Mexico. This game is a quest for wonder, contemplation, and peace.
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04-26-2014, 01:06 AM
Joined: Nov 2013
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Posts: 1,263
I started playing this for about an hour on my iPhone 4. It's really good. This is gonna stay on my phone until completion unlike many other games. I don't think this happens to anyone else, but I get unintentional jumpscares when the big black thing with red eyes comes up (garbage collector) and when the screen zooms in on a random block NPC. Not to mention the chompy thingies that attack, or when the screen goes red and I fall into nothingness. I still haven't figured out how to time that and it scares me because it's completely unexpected. Everything else is flawless, and the story is really great with a well through out script so far. I've run into many things I don't understand although.
04-27-2014, 04:59 AM
Joined: May 2013
Location: Berlin
Posts: 553
i kind of overlooked it before but i got it for free now (thanks!)and i have to say that this is a very unique experience.I already left a 5 star review in the app store.I would LOVE to play this with my stratus controller but i read a little in this thread and from what i understand:is it not possible to support MFI controllers without the ditch of iOS 6 compatibility?Really?

04-30-2014, 10:54 PM
Joined: Sep 2013
Location: Somewhere in the TARDIS.
Posts: 23
Game Impressions

This game is so cool.

Took me a while to understand it, as I'm used to the RPG gaming world, but I was intrigued by the story. First off, the controls make it a bit hard for me to navigate and move my character with mini battles and finding exits. This is crucial to the game, as it's obviously timed and you have to get info, talk to characters, and get prayers to build your sanctuary to shield yourself from the storm and lightning to gain exit.

I can say that the music is great, and visuals are stunning. What there needs to be however, is a warning for migraines/seizures as there is a lot of flashing.

Keeping the game mysterious is part of what made it cool and yet beautifully weird for me. I would like more time to be able to interact with the characters before lightning strikes and I lose a file though. Maybe a casual mode is really casual---nothing timed at all. The worlds are exceptionally gorgeous, multiple characters appear and disappear at random with false/truthful/jibber jabber info, so it's almost at a running pace that I had to move everywhere and retain this info (challenge accepted) but when files are lost and you lose your bearings, game over, man. That's how it feels to me.

Overall, good game. Even love seeing BSoD. Seeing myself erased. I made it past two storms, not three. Games like this aren't made everyday. No ads, no IAP, no junk. I paid so much in apps only to have them go by the wayside, or have devs not really care for something with such good gameplay.

Kudos.

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05-16-2014, 07:36 AM
This game is beautiful in every aspect, I can see myself in it.. The meaning of this game is such a good example of how I feel and see the world around me. It's a masterpiece.

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