• Publisher: Bulkypix
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 20.1 MB
  • Version: 1.1.1
  • Price: Free
  • Average User Rating: 5 (1)
App description: Is Pretentious Game an overwhelming experience with a touching message or just a too pretentious game? You be the judge. - Director's Choice Award and Best in Storytelling nominee in Casual Connect San Francisco 2013

Have you ever realized how words are important? And how they can drive our emotions?

Enjoy the uncluttered and peculiar aesthetics of Pretentious Game and plunge wholeheartedly into a poetic and deep story.

Follow the adventures of a blue square passionately in love with his pink sweetheart, and help him bring his feelings to light.

Read between the lines of Pretentious Game to progress through the story, and let your feelings overcome you


REVIEWS
I like the way it breaks your expectations - Mike Bithell, creator of Thomas Was Alone
Pretentious Game is one of those rare games on the App Store [...] full of originality. pocketgamer.co.uk
I instantly fell in love with its challenging charm.
appadvice.com
I can say that its refreshing to see something like this come along. - arcadesushi.com
A wonderful interactive poem that is touching but aware of itself. - Vsauce
Very well designed puzzles - indiegames
Pretentious Game is deceptively simple, but ends up reaching farther and deeper than it might seem at the start. It's easy to like it and the visual style and the puzzle aspect make for an enjoyable experience.- jayisgames
A lovely platformer rockpapershotgun


AWARDS
Directors Choice Award at Casual Connect San Francisco 2013
Best Story nominee at Casual Connect San Francisco 2013
Independent Games Festival Entrant 2014


FEATURES
- A tale about love, sadness and pursuit of happiness
- Marvelous music by Erik Satie
- Innovative gameplay at each level
- Multi-awarded game

Sanuku's comments:
Quote:
NZ Release info :

The Game is out in New Zealand. It should be out in US at about 11 PM EST and Europe at around 12 AM UK time. Size of the app is 22.1 MB.

Price in NZ is Free (Short demo then pay to continue if you choose)

Requirements :
Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini with Retina display Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (4th generation), and iPod touch (5th generation). This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Is Pretentious Game an overwhelming experience with a touching message or just a too pretentious game? You be the judge. - Director's Choice Award and Best in Storytelling nominee in Casual Connect San Francisco 2013

Have you ever realized how words are important? And how they can drive our emotions?

Enjoy the uncluttered and peculiar aesthetics of Pretentious Game and plunge wholeheartedly into a poetic and deep story.

Follow the adventures of a blue square passionately in love with his pink sweetheart, and help him bring his feelings to light.

Read between the lines of Pretentious Game to progress through the story, and let your feelings overcome you…


AWARDS
Director’s Choice Award at Casual Connect San Francisco 2013
Best Story nominee at Casual Connect San Francisco 2013
Independent Games Festival Nominee 2014


REVIEWS
“I like the way it breaks your expectations” - Mike Bithell, creator of Thomas Was Alone
“A wonderful interactive poem that is touching but aware of itself.” - Vsauce
”Very well designed puzzles” - indiegames
“Pretentious Game is deceptively simple, but ends up reaching farther and deeper than it might seem at the start. It's easy to like it and the visual style and the puzzle aspect make for an enjoyable experience.”- jayisgames
“A lovely platformer” – rockpapershotgun


FEATURES
- A tale about love, sadness and pursuit of happiness
- Marvelous music by Erik Satie
- Innovative gameplay at each level
- Multi-awarded game
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12-05-2013, 06:37 PM
#41
For what it's worth, I didn't mind finishing the game in 1-2 sittings at all. A dollar for a 30 minute experience that holds my interest throughout is good value. Only around 3 levels felt truly inspired though, with the rest not quite up to that standard. Still a worthwhile experience overall. Oh, also the degree to which you enjoy the game may be directly related to the recentness of your last romantic break-up.
12-05-2013, 06:39 PM
#42
It's short, but the presentation and storytelling is fantastic. It's more of a puzzle game than a platformer, the platforming just provides an environment for the puzzles and story. Really nice game.

12-05-2013, 06:57 PM
#43
Joined: May 2013
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Posts: 1,485
Quote:
Originally Posted by gkikola View Post
It's short, but the presentation and storytelling is fantastic. It's more of a puzzle game than a platformer, the platforming just provides an environment for the puzzles and story. Really nice game.
Totally agree! I loved this game. It's a shame it is being overlooked because of other releases like Space Hulk, The Wolf Among Us and KingHunt
12-05-2013, 07:06 PM
#44
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 19,199
Took me a little over an hour (maybe shorter, coz i was at work and playing while consistently checking my emails and stuff) to complete, and it was well worth the buck i spent on unlocking the game.

As mentioned above, the puzzles are what makes the game interesting, and the platforming is the world the puzzles and story are sitting on.

It was a short run, but every step is a good one.

Exact-Psience My 2014 Top 10 Games of the Year: Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Hearthstone, VVVVVV, Battleheart Legacy, Wayward Souls, Bug Heroes 2, Powerpuff Girls Defenders of Townsville, Deep Loot, Monument Valley, Bioshock Honorable Mentions: Traps N Gemstones, Bardbarian, Goblin Sword
12-05-2013, 10:05 PM
#45
Took me about ten minutes maybe twenty and I loved every minute of it! Complete recommend!!!!!
12-05-2013, 10:50 PM
#46
2deep4me
12-06-2013, 12:59 AM
#47
This is a beautiful game--I'm surprised how much plot there was from colored squares lol

Seems like the type of game that will be a joy to replay over and over

Also, I'm curious as to what the wallpapers are (am considering buying them)

However, is it not possible to buy the soundtrack separately? I know you can buy wallpapers for $2 if you already paid $1 for the full game, but I don't think I'm able to buy the soundtrack separately...
12-11-2013, 01:41 AM
#48
Quote:
Originally Posted by keybol View Post
Thank you! Here's our trailer!
YouTube: video


say keybol, i love the game! i really think that mobile games, which have a more gender diverse audience compared to console and pc games, have such a huge opportunity to tell stories about love so I'm really glad to see you as a developer taking advantage of it. i bought the full unlock which included the soundtrack and wallpapers and while i totally love the games soundtrack i was hoping the full unlock would include the music from the trailer that had the electric guitar over the classical music. i'd really love to know who the artist is and the title of the track so i can add it to the playlist i made with the soundtrack. thanks for the great game and please keep innovating on mobile platforms!
12-11-2013, 10:44 PM
#49
Quote:
Originally Posted by call of brothulhu View Post
say keybol, i love the game! i really think that mobile games, which have a more gender diverse audience compared to console and pc games, have such a huge opportunity to tell stories about love so I'm really glad to see you as a developer taking advantage of it. i bought the full unlock which included the soundtrack and wallpapers and while i totally love the games soundtrack i was hoping the full unlock would include the music from the trailer that had the electric guitar over the classical music. i'd really love to know who the artist is and the title of the track so i can add it to the playlist i made with the soundtrack. thanks for the great game and please keep innovating on mobile platforms!
Hi thank you! Unfortunately we don't have the distribution right to the trailer music, but the title is Dreams of the Past Remix by dim_arosynthesis.
02-13-2014, 02:48 PM
#50
Joined: May 2013
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Posts: 1,485
Episode 4 was released, I'm loving it!

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