Notes:

  • Works best in Google Chrome
  • 5-10 minutes
  • Requires sound, headphones will make you feel more like a Secrets Agent
  • Use the arrow keys to move
  • You cannot die
  • I now go by the name Joni
  • Made using Construct 2 Free Edition
  • SFX via freeSFX
  • Scroll down for more thoughts

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Influences and Thoughts:

Secrets Agent was made pretty loosely and improvisationally. It's interesting for me to think about some of the influences on my thinking that affected aspects of it.

  • This article about Street Wars by Leigh Alexander. In particular, the thematic limitations of classical game design's emphasis on perfectly logical/master-able (very simplified) systems. "Video games will always protect us from the truth: how smart we are not."
  • This Embed With Nina Freeman by Cara Ellison. Thoughts about vignette games, personal storytelling, voice over.
  • Porpentine's videos. I really really like these. Vocal communication feels to me like the most physical form of internet communication. Vocal improvisation is a nice way to feel out the cultural building blocks that affect you and the ways you want to subvert them?
  • GameFAQs. Sometimes strangeness, sometimes intimacy, of being told how to beat a video game by a stranger.
  • Jewel Chase. A really old "Microsoft Puzzle Collection" game that may have come with our computer? Inspired some of the premise and character design.

More information

Published2 years ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsHTML5
Rating
(36)
AuthorJoni Kittaka
GenreAdventure
Tagsconversation, gem, mansion, Short, traps, voice
Average durationA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard
Player countSingleplayer