An odd game about texting.

You can choose when it ends... how far are you willing to go?

The full script contains nearly 350 texts, though you can't see all of them in one playthrough.

NOTE: This is a companion game to NULL, my surreal adventure game!

Controls:

  • Z/C: Look at Phone; Send Message 
  • X: Put Phone Away; Go to Sleep (Hold)
  • Arrow Keys: Choose Message

This was originally released on the PICO-8 website back in June of 2017. It was the first game I'd ever released!

You can still find and play it there: https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=29501

StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rating
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
(18 total ratings)
AuthorJusiv
GenreInteractive Fiction
Made withPICO-8
Tags2D, Multiple Endings, PICO-8, Pixel Art, Short, Text based, texting

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Messages_windows.zip 876 kB
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Messages_linux.zip 488 kB

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That was crazy! Haven't been creeped out like that in awhile. Great job!

Why thank you! It's funny how effective even low-fi stuff can be

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That jumpscare really scared me. thanks. good game.

Haha great to hear! :P

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nice game man

Thanks! :D

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Me playing the game: Reaction 1: Everything fine Reaction 2: wait did that message say something else Reaction 3: WHO'S STIP STOMPING AROUND Reaction 4: what happend to Jade and what happend to the lights Reaction 5:What is that WHO ARE YOU!!!

reaction 0: END

That certainly sounds like the Messages Experience (TM)

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I'm so confused but it was really creepy... especially those red messages.

Sounds like it worked then ;)

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An interesting game. Really creepy. We had a lot of fun testing it.

Hey, thanks for playing and for the video! Glad you enjoyed it :)

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Whoa... This game got seriously deep, creepy, and messed up fast... Especially with those sounds of things moving in the background...

Yep that sounds like the Messages experience alright - thanks for playing!

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this game and Null as well got you a new follower. Good minimalistic horror job here!

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Woah, thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed them!

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Same

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aaaaa thats scary. great job

Thanks! Good to hear :)

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Hey, thank you so much! That's incredibly nice to hear!

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ok that was straight fucked up lmao thanks

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You're welcome!

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Damn, that was creepy as fuck. Now I want to know more o-o

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Hey, thanks!
My surreal adventure game NULL is actually a companion game to Messages, though to really see the connections you'll need to track down all its secrets.