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30th Mar '14 7:45:32 AM SeptimusHeap
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->Trust me and everything will be fine. I am a good person.

''[[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/469443 The Bright In the Screen]]'' is a 2008 horror AdobeFlash game.

You are a stick figure. You are in an empty facility of some kind. You cannot remember why you're here or how you got here. The facility is totally empty except for you, a mysterious entity sending you messages through the many screens scattered throughout the facility, and the "red freaks", insane red stick figures that attack you on sight.

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!!This Game Provides Examples of:
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent - You play as one of the Red Freaks in one level.
* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: Uh, not exactly. [[spoiler: A screen informs you that "You are red when you are not looking". And then later on "You are a happy smiling Red Freak." Towards the end of the "goodbye" screen, you begin flashing red.]]
* BlackoutBasement - In two levels it's dark except for some words lit up in white and a flashlight you can click on yourself to use. [[spoiler:At least you still have your gun.]]
* TheBlank - the "Red Freak Museum" shows self-portraits of the Red Freaks as this.
* BookEnds: At least in one version, [[spoiler: the ending literally takes you right back to the start. "Your new assignment" indeed.]]
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience - All the enemies in the game are red.
* DialogDuringGameplay - After clicking on a screen, it plays through it's message independent of everything else. Because of this you can walk off from the "dialog" and miss things, watch multiple screens of dialog at once, or have to dodge Red Freaks if you want to read all of a message.
* DisproportionateRetribution - In the "Trash" story on some screens in the first version, a character misses the trash can, accidentally littering. The two others that witness this then proceed to beat him to death.
* EmptyRoomPsych - the "game" you can play while the game is loading. You can move around and shoot powerful-looking beams... but there's really nothing to shoot and nowhere to go. The old version had this room labeled "Red Therapy" and the new version tells you "You are red when you're not looking."
* EmptyRoomUntilTheTrap - sometimes.
* FakePlatform - in some areas, screens and places that are black fool you into thinking there's a nice solid place to walk. They sometimes drop you into a room with Red Freaks. There's also an unavoidable one in the beginning. "I told you to mind the gap."
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler: "You've already been through this".]]
* [[GainaxEnding Gainax Beginning, Middle and End]]
* GameplayAutomation - the "Seems like you've completely '''lost it'''" level. You only control the screen, and "you" navigate to the next level perfectly.
* HorrorHunger - the "Meat" stories shown on some screens in the second version. "This is AWFUL! I need it RAWRER!" *next screen shows blood all over* "Delicious."
* HumanoidAbomination - the "Red Freak Museum of Art" shows the Red Freaks as this.
* InformedEquipment - "You have a gun in your inventory."
* InterfaceScrew / CameraScrew - in one level the screen jumps around as if glitching. Throughout the game the screen seems to vibrate just a tiny bit.
* LevelGoal - the doors at the far right of each level.
* LittleKnownFacts - the "Red Freak Facts" on some of the screens. "Fact: Red Freaks are all the same. But they don't care." "Fact: [[BlatantLies Opinion = fact. This is a fact.]]"
* MindScrew - The game's description says, [[BlatantLies "Experience first-hand social human behavior,"]] and it only gets stranger from there.
* MissionControlIsOffItsMeds - The messages in the screens are either cryptic messages or outright lies.
* MoodSwinger: Whoever the hell controls those screens.
* MultipleEndings
* NonstandardGameOver - If you right click and choose "[[SchmuckBait commit]] [[PressXToDie suicide]]", the entire game screen turns gray and the only way to continue is reload the game.
** [[spoiler:Do this during the ending, and you'll get a message saying "What have you done?" [[DownerEnding That's the closest you'll get from a Happy Ending, all circumstances considered]]...]]
* OntologicalMystery
* PlayingThePlayer - The UnreliableNarrator does this. "This world was not made for you." "You can close the game whenever you want to." "If I were you... I would stop doing this." [[spoiler:"YOU NEVER LISTEN!"]]
* PressXToDie - "Red buttons. They hurt you." They are useful if you get stuck and need to die to restart the level, though.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment - "Red Freak Fact #2: Red Freaks learn trough(sic) repetition." "Red Freak Fact #3: Red Freaks learn trough(sic) repetition."
* RunningOnAllFours: Most of the faster Red Freaks.
* SchmuckBait - "Don't press A though. A is bad." "Some of these guys are really angry." "Don't touch red walls." "I don't reccomend(sic) considering suicide." Among others.
* SilenceIsGolden - There are no sound effects for most of the game.
* TeasedWithAwesome - You have a gun that automatically kills any Red Freaks you click on for a while in the middle of the game, but it gets taken away from you [[spoiler:once the lights are back on.]]
* YouWakeUpInARoom: [[spoiler: One of the ''endings''.]]
* ZombieGait - The slower Red Freaks walk this way.
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->Trust me and everything will be fine. I am a good person.

''[[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/469443 The Bright In the Screen]]'' is a 2008 horror AdobeFlash game.

You are a stick figure. You are in an empty facility of some kind. You cannot remember why you're here or how you got here. The facility is totally empty except for you, a mysterious entity sending you messages through the many screens scattered throughout the facility, and the "red freaks", insane red stick figures that attack you on sight.

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!!This Game Provides Examples of:
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent - You play as one of the Red Freaks in one level.
* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: Uh, not exactly. [[spoiler: A screen informs you that "You are red when you are not looking". And then later on "You are a happy smiling Red Freak." Towards the end of the "goodbye" screen, you begin flashing red.]]
* BlackoutBasement - In two levels it's dark except for some words lit up in white and a flashlight you can click on yourself to use. [[spoiler:At least you still have your gun.]]
* TheBlank - the "Red Freak Museum" shows self-portraits of the Red Freaks as this.
* BookEnds: At least in one version, [[spoiler: the ending literally takes you right back to the start. "Your new assignment" indeed.]]
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience - All the enemies in the game are red.
* DialogDuringGameplay - After clicking on a screen, it plays through it's message independent of everything else. Because of this you can walk off from the "dialog" and miss things, watch multiple screens of dialog at once, or have to dodge Red Freaks if you want to read all of a message.
* DisproportionateRetribution - In the "Trash" story on some screens in the first version, a character misses the trash can, accidentally littering. The two others that witness this then proceed to beat him to death.
* EmptyRoomPsych - the "game" you can play while the game is loading. You can move around and shoot powerful-looking beams... but there's really nothing to shoot and nowhere to go. The old version had this room labeled "Red Therapy" and the new version tells you "You are red when you're not looking."
* EmptyRoomUntilTheTrap - sometimes.
* FakePlatform - in some areas, screens and places that are black fool you into thinking there's a nice solid place to walk. They sometimes drop you into a room with Red Freaks. There's also an unavoidable one in the beginning. "I told you to mind the gap."
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler: "You've already been through this".]]
* [[GainaxEnding Gainax Beginning, Middle and End]]
* GameplayAutomation - the "Seems like you've completely '''lost it'''" level. You only control the screen, and "you" navigate to the next level perfectly.
* HorrorHunger - the "Meat" stories shown on some screens in the second version. "This is AWFUL! I need it RAWRER!" *next screen shows blood all over* "Delicious."
* HumanoidAbomination - the "Red Freak Museum of Art" shows the Red Freaks as this.
* InformedEquipment - "You have a gun in your inventory."
* InterfaceScrew / CameraScrew - in one level the screen jumps around as if glitching. Throughout the game the screen seems to vibrate just a tiny bit.
* LevelGoal - the doors at the far right of each level.
* LittleKnownFacts - the "Red Freak Facts" on some of the screens. "Fact: Red Freaks are all the same. But they don't care." "Fact: [[BlatantLies Opinion = fact. This is a fact.]]"
* MindScrew - The game's description says, [[BlatantLies "Experience first-hand social human behavior,"]] and it only gets stranger from there.
* MissionControlIsOffItsMeds - The messages in the screens are either cryptic messages or outright lies.
* MoodSwinger: Whoever the hell controls those screens.
* MultipleEndings
* NonstandardGameOver - If you right click and choose "[[SchmuckBait commit]] [[PressXToDie suicide]]", the entire game screen turns gray and the only way to continue is reload the game.
** [[spoiler:Do this during the ending, and you'll get a message saying "What have you done?" [[DownerEnding That's the closest you'll get from a Happy Ending, all circumstances considered]]...]]
* OntologicalMystery
* PlayingThePlayer - The UnreliableNarrator does this. "This world was not made for you." "You can close the game whenever you want to." "If I were you... I would stop doing this." [[spoiler:"YOU NEVER LISTEN!"]]
* PressXToDie - "Red buttons. They hurt you." They are useful if you get stuck and need to die to restart the level, though.
* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment - "Red Freak Fact #2: Red Freaks learn trough(sic) repetition." "Red Freak Fact #3: Red Freaks learn trough(sic) repetition."
* RunningOnAllFours: Most of the faster Red Freaks.
* SchmuckBait - "Don't press A though. A is bad." "Some of these guys are really angry." "Don't touch red walls." "I don't reccomend(sic) considering suicide." Among others.
* SilenceIsGolden - There are no sound effects for most of the game.
* TeasedWithAwesome - You have a gun that automatically kills any Red Freaks you click on for a while in the middle of the game, but it gets taken away from you [[spoiler:once the lights are back on.]]
* YouWakeUpInARoom: [[spoiler: One of the ''endings''.]]
* ZombieGait - The slower Red Freaks walk this way.
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29th Sep '13 4:01:28 PM BillyMT
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Added DiffLines:

** [[spoiler:Do this during the ending, and you'll get a message saying "What have you done?" [[DownerEnding That's the closest you'll get from a Happy Ending, all circumstances considered]]...]]
27th Jul '12 7:51:39 PM HeadphonesCinderella
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* HumanoidAbomination - the "Red Freak Museum of Art" shows the Red Freaks as this. Because of their similarity to the player character, [[FridgeHorror you probably are this, too.]]

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* HumanoidAbomination - the "Red Freak Museum of Art" shows the Red Freaks as this. Because of their similarity to the player character, [[FridgeHorror you probably are this, too.]]
26th Jun '12 12:51:44 PM MSPachina
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It's BetterThanItSounds.
5th May '12 4:45:02 PM Maverick
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* BreatherLevel - the "Red Freak Museum of Art" and "Seems like you've completely '''lost it'''" levels.
31st Mar '12 6:12:46 PM Ryusui
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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment - "Red Freak Fact #2: Red Freaks learn trough repetition." "Red Freak Fact #3: Red Freaks learn trough repetition." (The "trough" isn't a typo, that's actually how it's written in the game.)

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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment - "Red Freak Fact #2: Red Freaks learn trough trough(sic) repetition." "Red Freak Fact #3: Red Freaks learn trough trough(sic) repetition." (The "trough" isn't a typo, that's actually how it's written in the game.)"



* SchmuckBait - "Don't press A though. A is bad." "Some of these guys are really angry." "Don't touch red walls." "I don't reccomend considering suicide." Among others. (Again, the misspelling of "recommend" was actually in the game).

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* SchmuckBait - "Don't press A though. A is bad." "Some of these guys are really angry." "Don't touch red walls." "I don't reccomend reccomend(sic) considering suicide." Among others. (Again, the misspelling of "recommend" was actually in the game).
7th Mar '12 10:40:57 PM TwilightLord
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* PlayingThePlayer - The UnreliableNarrator does this. "This world wasn't made for you." "You can close the game whenever you want to." "If I were you... I would stop doing this." [[spoiler:"YOU NEVER LISTEN!"]]

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* PlayingThePlayer - The UnreliableNarrator does this. "This world wasn't was not made for you." "You can close the game whenever you want to." "If I were you... I would stop doing this." [[spoiler:"YOU NEVER LISTEN!"]]



* SchmuckBait - "Don't press A though. A is bad." "Some of these guys are really angry." "Don't touch red walls." "I don't recommend considering suicide." Among others. (Again, the misspelling of "recommend" was actually in the game).

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* SchmuckBait - "Don't press A though. A is bad." "Some of these guys are really angry." "Don't touch red walls." "I don't recommend reccomend considering suicide." Among others. (Again, the misspelling of "recommend" was actually in the game).
1st Mar '12 7:51:40 PM LouieW
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* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: Uh, not exactly. [[spoiler: A screen informs you that "You are red when you are not looking". And then later on "You are a happy smiling Red Freak." Towards the end of the "goodbye" screen, you begin flashing red.]]



* SchmuckBait - "Don't press A though. A is bad." "Some of these guys are really angry." "Don't touch red walls." "I don't reccomend considering suicide." Among others. (Again, the misspelling of "recommend" was actually in the game).

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* SchmuckBait - "Don't press A though. A is bad." "Some of these guys are really angry." "Don't touch red walls." "I don't reccomend recommend considering suicide." Among others. (Again, the misspelling of "recommend" was actually in the game).



* YouAreTheDemons: Uh, not exactly. [[spoiler: A screen informs you that "You are red when you are not looking". And then later on "You are a happy smiling Red Freak." Towards the end of the "goodbye" screen, you begin flashing red.]]
15th Feb '12 7:51:01 PM nitpickeryandsuch
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* BlackoutBasement - I two levels it's dark except for some words lit up in white and a flashlight you can click on yourself to use. [[spoiler:At least you still have your gun.]]

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* BlackoutBasement - I In two levels it's dark except for some words lit up in white and a flashlight you can click on yourself to use. [[spoiler:At least you still have your gun.]]
9th Feb '12 10:55:26 PM TwilightLord
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* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent - You play as one of the red freaks in one level.
* BlackoutBasement - in two levels it's dark except for some words lit up in white and a flashlight you can click on yourself to use. [[spoiler:At least you still have your gun.]]

to:

* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent - You play as one of the red freaks Red Freaks in one level.
* BlackoutBasement - in I two levels it's dark except for some words lit up in white and a flashlight you can click on yourself to use. [[spoiler:At least you still have your gun.]]



* BreatherLevel - the "Red Freaks Museum" and "Now you've completely lost it" levels.

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* BreatherLevel - the "Red Freaks Museum" Freak Museum of Art" and "Now "Seems like you've completely lost it" '''lost it'''" levels.



* FakePlatform - in some areas, screens and places that are black fool you into thinking there's a nice solid place to walk. They sometimes drop you into a room with red freaks. There's also an unavoidable one in the beginning. "I told you to mind the gap."

to:

* FakePlatform - in some areas, screens and places that are black fool you into thinking there's a nice solid place to walk. They sometimes drop you into a room with red freaks.Red Freaks. There's also an unavoidable one in the beginning. "I told you to mind the gap."



* GameplayAutomation - the "Now you've completely lost it" level. You only control the screen, and "you" navigate to the next level perfectly.
* HorrorHunger - the "Red Meat" stories shown on some screens in the second version. "WAITER! I WANT MY MEAT RAWRER!" *next screen shows blood all over* "Delicious."
* HumanoidAbomination - the "Red Freak Museum" shows the Red Freaks as this. Because of their similarity to the player character, [[FridgeHorror you probably are this, too.]]
* InformedEquipment - "You have a gun."

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* GameplayAutomation - the "Now "Seems like you've completely lost it" '''lost it'''" level. You only control the screen, and "you" navigate to the next level perfectly.
* HorrorHunger - the "Red Meat" "Meat" stories shown on some screens in the second version. "WAITER! "This is AWFUL! I WANT MY MEAT need it RAWRER!" *next screen shows blood all over* "Delicious."
* HumanoidAbomination - the "Red Freak Museum" Museum of Art" shows the Red Freaks as this. Because of their similarity to the player character, [[FridgeHorror you probably are this, too.]]
* InformedEquipment - "You have a gun.gun in your inventory."



* LittleKnownFacts - the "Red Freak Facts" on some of the screens. "Fact: Red Freaks are all the same. But they don't mind." "Fact: [[BlatantLies Opinions are facts.]]"

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* LittleKnownFacts - the "Red Freak Facts" on some of the screens. "Fact: Red Freaks are all the same. But they don't mind.care." "Fact: [[BlatantLies Opinions are facts.Opinion = fact. This is a fact.]]"



* PlayingThePlayer - The UnreliableNarrator does this. "This world wasn't made for you." "You can close the game whenever you want." "If I were you, I would quit." [[spoiler:"YOU NEVER LISTEN!"]]

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* PlayingThePlayer - The UnreliableNarrator does this. "This world wasn't made for you." "You can close the game whenever you want.want to." "If I were you, you... I would quit.stop doing this." [[spoiler:"YOU NEVER LISTEN!"]]



* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment - "Red Freak Fact #2: Red Freaks learn by repetition." "Red Freak Fact #3: Red Freaks learn through repetition."

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* DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment - "Red Freak Fact #2: Red Freaks learn by trough repetition." "Red Freak Fact #3: Red Freaks learn through trough repetition."" (The "trough" isn't a typo, that's actually how it's written in the game.)



* SchmuckBait - "Don't press A, though. A is bad." "Some of these guys are really angry." "Red walls will hurt you." "I don't recommend considering suicide." Among others.

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* SchmuckBait - "Don't press A, A though. A is bad." "Some of these guys are really angry." "Red walls will hurt you."Don't touch red walls." "I don't recommend reccomend considering suicide." Among others. (Again, the misspelling of "recommend" was actually in the game).



* YouAreTheDemons: Uh, not exactly. [[spoiler: A screen informs you that "you are red when you're not looking". And then later on "You are a happy, smiling Red Freak." Towards the end of the "goodbye" screen, you begin flashing red.]]

to:

* YouAreTheDemons: Uh, not exactly. [[spoiler: A screen informs you that "you "You are red when you're you are not looking". And then later on "You are a happy, happy smiling Red Freak." Towards the end of the "goodbye" screen, you begin flashing red.]]
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