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January 7, 2009
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Where :Short Game: by Mikeinel Where :Short Game: by Mikeinel
A short game i made in 3 days using DarkBASIC Professional.

How to play:
0. Must be 'Windows XP' or up
1. Download it from here: [link]
2. Unzip it
3. Run "Where.exe"
4. If "Unable to locate component. This application has failed to start because d3dx9_35.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem." appears, run "dxwebsetup.exe" with internet connection, then run "Where.exe" again

Small history:
It was a small project that started in 2004, but never got finished. I remade it in 2005, but again, i didn't finished it.

Beware, it has noobie music...


I've changed some parts, hopefully to fix the issue about a certain bug...

Feature Links: (Update 021709)
My Blog: [link] (Yikes)
TGC Newsletter 73: [link] (Thank you Steve Vink for the little interview!) [link] (Thanks, DarkBasicGames!)
TIGSource Forums: [link] (Thanks KniteBlargh/knitetgantt for posting it!) [link] (Thanks for featuring it! Without it, Kotaku wouldn't have seen it, lol) [link] (Thank you Kotaku! I'm honored to have it featured!) [link] (Thanks!)

DA just removed "How" game for having a "prohibited content" because they don't allow .exe games... Eesh...
I removed the "Download" here and linked it to Sendspace instead... Have fun...
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mojahataskraju Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
Sendspace link is dead. Where also I can get "How" short game?
ChungSama Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
Is awesome!
GaryOak Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
This was an amazing experience! Can you add Oculus Rift support in the furture?
pusheenthecat0403 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I played it! do you get the balloon though? I always find it, but there's no entrance so I may get, does that mean I win?
Raiyenn Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
... I've been wanting to play this game for over a year now.
but it can't locate the component
even after running dxwebsetup.exe
It still wont work T~T...
the game looks beautiful though :o
SasuNaruLUV47 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student General Artist
I loved the brown maze, the music is so beautiful! though I finished the game rather quickly OA O
Pauca Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student General Artist
wow!! nice game! :3 really interesting concept :)
Sabamenides Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
I like this game, a lot.

It felt exactly like a journey, like one of those long bus trips in which you know you're going somewhere, but the fact and the details become blurred by the feeling of being in transit, with no obligations besides looking out the window as the world goes by. It's one of the feelings I love the most, and it's present very strongly in this game. It struck me especially hard when I found myself not wanting to get to the ending, the irony of which seemed to "justify" the previous feeling.
The concept of the game itself is good, I like how you gave an artistic twist to the "layered" nature of the maze. The way it begins and ends were unexpected at first; on retrospect, such emotive, surprising details are like your signature, an integral part of your art.
Also, you describe the music as "noobie". I'd describe it as calming, pretty, and unobtrusive. In fact, some of the melodies were so pretty that I found myself singing along, and they fit their environment perfectly.

In short, this is a little masterpiece. It's awe-inspiring that something can be so simple and abstract yet so full of pure emotion.
kitty000kat Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Student General Artist
I have the games, (I think the older ver.) how do you win? I've been going around for weeks.
Jeevas-Chan Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You've probably won already, but I can send you a note on how I did it, if you like?
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