History VideoGame / Middens

6th Feb '16 7:26:22 PM Imonlyperfect
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** myformerselves has confirmed [[http://middens.tumblr.com/post/138096422320/im-sure-youve-been-asked-this-before-but-why The Nomad is the phlegmatic temperament.]]
3rd May '15 9:49:44 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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* AmbiguousSituation: Just like {{Yume Nikki}} in this regard, but unlike [[ReclusiveArtist Kikiyama]] of YN, myformerselves has actually confirmed several theories himself. For example, [[spoiler: Genie's reproductive system is an allegory for how guns end up necessitating the use of more guns in the mind of society by the fear they instill.]]

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* AmbiguousSituation: Just like {{Yume Nikki}} ''VideoGame/YumeNikki'' in this regard, but unlike [[ReclusiveArtist Kikiyama]] of YN, myformerselves has actually confirmed several theories himself. For example, [[spoiler: Genie's reproductive system is an allegory for how guns end up necessitating the use of more guns in the mind of society by the fear they instill.]]
20th Sep '14 6:26:44 PM Leetroper
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* SpiritualSuccessor: In terms of tone, theme, and just plain weirdness, it might as well be ''VideoGame/{{Off}} 2''.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: In terms of tone, theme, and just plain weirdness, it might as well be ''VideoGame/{{Off}} 2''. Or possibly "open-world OFF".
19th Sep '14 8:35:36 PM CaptainLhurgoyf
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* SpiritualSuccessor: In terms of tone, theme, and just plain weirdness, it might as well be ''VideoGame/{{Off}} 2''.
6th Sep '14 10:04:25 PM candyredkiss
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Its plot is minimalist: As you enter the rift, a talking gun known as “Genie” offers his assistance. Now bound “like notes to a song” he informs you of your quest. The rift is sick, and the only cure seems to be to purge a chunk of its residents. [[AnyoneCanDie Who you kill]] and [[KarmaMeter how you justify it to yourself]] is entirely [[WideOpenSandbox up to you]].

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Its plot is minimalist: As you enter the rift, a talking gun known as “Genie” offers his her assistance. Now bound “like notes to a song” he she informs you of your quest. The rift is sick, and the only cure seems to be to purge a chunk of its residents. [[AnyoneCanDie Who you kill]] and [[KarmaMeter how you justify it to yourself]] is entirely [[WideOpenSandbox up to you]].



* AfterTheEnd: Not The Rift itself, [[TimeAbyss as it never had a start]], but many of the denizens of the rift hail from universes where this has happened on scales from cultural (like the Nomad) to cosmic. [[spoiler: Genie himself hails from a society where guns were given their own morality and trusted to execute the wicked. If his siblings are as omnicidal as him, the result of that plan and the condition of that society are very easy to guess.]]

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* AfterTheEnd: Not The Rift itself, [[TimeAbyss as it never had a start]], but many of the denizens of the rift hail from universes where this has happened on scales from cultural (like the Nomad) to cosmic. [[spoiler: Genie himself herself hails from a society where guns were given their own morality and trusted to execute the wicked. If his her siblings are as omnicidal as him, she is, the result of that plan and the condition of that society are very easy to guess.]]



* AmbiguousGender: The Nomad looks undoubtedly male, but his singing voice (the battle victory song) is undoubtedly female.

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* AmbiguousGender: The Nomad looks undoubtedly male, but his singing voice (the battle victory song) is undoubtedly female. It is also difficult to ascertain Genie's gender, but she has been confirmed to be female by [[WordOfGod John Clowder himself.]]



* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Genie will ask these of the Nomad to unsettle him, and sometimes gives an answer himself in return if he doesn't like the one you give him. The questions range from how you would spend your last seconds before being swallowed into a black hole, to what group you would sacrifice at regular intervals if it meant averting the end of the world.

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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Genie will ask these of the Nomad to unsettle him, and sometimes gives an answer himself herself in return if he she doesn't like the one you give him.her. The questions range from how you would spend your last seconds before being swallowed into a black hole, to what group you would sacrifice at regular intervals if it meant averting the end of the world.



* BigBad: [[spoiler:In the Normal Ending, Genie turns out to be an extremely powerful entity that had long since transcended his original species of "talking gun", and was simply using you to reproduce. Healing the Rift was simply a side job he took up to ensure he got a master who would kill for an ideal and therefore kill frequently. He is able to cross dimensions at will by this point, and is able to shoot without a master with his fancy new dragon body.]]

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* BigBad: [[spoiler:In the Normal Ending, Genie turns out to be an extremely powerful entity that had long since transcended his her original species of "talking gun", and was simply using you to reproduce. Healing the Rift was simply a side job he she took up to ensure he she got a master who would kill for an ideal and therefore kill frequently. He She is able to cross dimensions at will by this point, and is able to shoot without a master with his her fancy new dragon body.]]



* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Many of the Rift's denizens -- such as Soul Eaters, who will enter a room to kill anyone who dares play guitar. [[spoiler: This is also how Genie's mind works. He kills people because in his eyes, not only is everyone guilty enough to deserve death, they are also extremely bored with their lives deep down.]]

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Many of the Rift's denizens -- such as Soul Eaters, who will enter a room to kill anyone who dares play guitar. [[spoiler: This is also how Genie's mind works. He She kills people because in his her eyes, not only is everyone guilty enough to deserve death, they are also extremely bored with their lives deep down.]]



* EleventhHourSuperpower: [[spoiler: Inverted in the normal ending. Once the final boss-fight against Genie begins you, logically, cannot use him for your moves anymore. This means you rely heavily on Om, Yam, and Lam for most of the fight.]]

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* EleventhHourSuperpower: [[spoiler: Inverted in the normal ending. Once the final boss-fight against Genie begins you, logically, cannot use him her for your moves anymore. This means you rely heavily on Om, Yam, and Lam for most of the fight.]]



* FauxAffablyEvil: Genie seems designed with this in mind. He's entertaining in a [[{{VideoGame/Borderlands2}} Handsome Jack]] kind of way.

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* FauxAffablyEvil: Genie seems designed with this in mind. He's She's entertaining in a [[{{VideoGame/Borderlands2}} Handsome Jack]] kind of way.



* ForTheEvulz: [[spoiler: Shockingly averted with Genie. He's an {{Omnicidal Maniac}} simply because he believes everyone deserves it, and the only reason he enjoys killing is because he thinks he is doing the right thing.]]

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* ForTheEvulz: [[spoiler: Shockingly averted with Genie. He's She's an {{Omnicidal Maniac}} simply because he she believes everyone deserves it, and the only reason he she enjoys killing is because he she thinks he she is doing the right thing.]]



* OmnicidalManiac: [[spoiler: When asked [[ItMakesSenseInContext whom he would feed to the world]] in a hypothetical situation where only blood can keep it from ending, Genie's lengthily reply can be paraphrased as "everyone". It turns out later that this is because he thinks everyone else is a sinner.]]
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler: In the Normal Ending, Genie grows his own body so he can shoot without a master, and it ends up evolving into a dragon-like form.]]

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* OmnicidalManiac: [[spoiler: When asked [[ItMakesSenseInContext whom he she would feed to the world]] in a hypothetical situation where only blood can keep it from ending, Genie's lengthily reply can be paraphrased as "everyone". It turns out later that this is because he she thinks everyone else is a sinner.]]
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler: In the Normal Ending, Genie grows his her own body so he she can shoot without a master, and it ends up evolving into a dragon-like form.]]



* TheUnfettered: [[spoiler: Genie turns out to not be {{Axe Crazy}} as much as he is just utterly fatalistic and devoted to a twisted sense of justice. Exemplified by his quote in the ending "...No one is innocent, so Karma doesn't care who it kills. It strikes out randomly, assured it has destroyed a sinner... Karma is my God, and I am its angel."]]

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* TheUnfettered: [[spoiler: Genie turns out to not be {{Axe Crazy}} as much as he she is just utterly fatalistic and devoted to a twisted sense of justice. Exemplified by his her quote in the ending "...No one is innocent, so Karma doesn't care who it kills. It strikes out randomly, assured it has destroyed a sinner... Karma is my God, and I am its angel."]]



* WhatTheHellPlayer: If you attack someone (rather than being attacked) to initiate combat, some turns are spent with them either begging for their lives in a tragic manner, or describing the wounds you inflict in {{Squick}}-tastic detail. This is not a feelgood game. [[VideoGameCaringPotential You can spare them by fleeing the fight.]] [[spoiler:Though according to Genie's explanation of how he reproduces, they will gain their own talkative revolver who will not be a good influence on their lives.]]

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* WhatTheHellPlayer: If you attack someone (rather than being attacked) to initiate combat, some turns are spent with them either begging for their lives in a tragic manner, or describing the wounds you inflict in {{Squick}}-tastic detail. This is not a feelgood game. [[VideoGameCaringPotential You can spare them by fleeing the fight.]] [[spoiler:Though according to Genie's explanation of how he she reproduces, they will gain their own talkative revolver who will not be a good influence on their lives.]]
26th May '14 1:05:18 PM Leetroper
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A {{Spiritual Sequel}} that's [[GenreBusting somehow in the Noir genre]], titled [[http://rpgmaker.net/games/4427/ "Moments of Silence"]] has been revealed with a 9/18/2013 release date. The Rift is gone, replaced with a yet unnamed tiered city. It appears to follow a being who accidentally sets free (by Dialing 9) one of the netherworld's "most beloved politicians" named "Mr. Freedom" and the political turmoil and leadership conflict that occurs when the people of the city find out the turtle that holds the city on its back has developed throat cancer. While it appears its plot has far more reoccurring characters, a recognizable conflict, and a more consistent setting, it doesn't look any less weird even if appears the Rift and Genie are no longer involved.

While the above was in development, ''{{VideoGame/Gingiva}}'' was created. Implied to be a prequel to ''Middens'', the game follows a woman with a turnkey for a head rebelling against the governing aristocrats while being guided by a talking set of dentures. The setting is as odd as ''Middens'', though with a more consistent art style for the environments. Originally slated for February 2013, [[ScheduleSlip it didn't release until September]].

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A {{Spiritual Sequel}} that's [[GenreBusting somehow Received a successor of sorts in the Noir genre]], titled [[http://rpgmaker.net/games/4427/ "Moments of Silence"]] has been revealed with a 9/18/2013 release date. The Rift is gone, replaced with a yet unnamed tiered city. It appears to follow a being who accidentally sets free (by Dialing 9) one of the netherworld's "most beloved politicians" named "Mr. Freedom" and the political turmoil and leadership conflict that occurs when the people of the city find out the turtle that holds the city on its back has developed throat cancer. While it appears its plot has far more reoccurring characters, a recognizable conflict, and a more consistent setting, it doesn't look any less weird even if appears the Rift and Genie are no longer involved.

While the above was in development, ''{{VideoGame/Gingiva}}'' was created.
''{{VideoGame/Gingiva}}''. Implied to be a prequel to ''Middens'', the game follows a woman with a turnkey for a head rebelling against the governing aristocrats while being guided by a talking set of dentures. The setting is as odd as ''Middens'', though with a more consistent art style for the environments. Originally slated for February 2013, [[ScheduleSlip it didn't release until September]].
4th Mar '14 4:05:25 AM Heart
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While the above was in development, ''{{Gingiva}}'' was created. Implied to be a prequel to ''Middens'', the game follows a woman with a turnkey for a head rebelling against the governing aristocrats while being guided by a talking set of dentures. The setting is as odd as ''Middens'', though with a more consistent art style for the environments. Originally slated for February 2013, [[ScheduleSlip it didn't release until September]].

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While the above was in development, ''{{Gingiva}}'' ''{{VideoGame/Gingiva}}'' was created. Implied to be a prequel to ''Middens'', the game follows a woman with a turnkey for a head rebelling against the governing aristocrats while being guided by a talking set of dentures. The setting is as odd as ''Middens'', though with a more consistent art style for the environments. Originally slated for February 2013, [[ScheduleSlip it didn't release until September]].
4th Mar '14 4:05:05 AM Heart
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While the above was in development, ''Gingiva'' was created. Implied to be a prequel to ''Middens'', the game follows a woman with a turnkey for a head rebelling against the governing aristocrats while being guided by a talking set of dentures. The setting is as odd as ''Middens'', though with a more consistent art style for the environments. Originally slated for February 2013, [[ScheduleSlip it didn't release until September]].

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While the above was in development, ''Gingiva'' ''{{Gingiva}}'' was created. Implied to be a prequel to ''Middens'', the game follows a woman with a turnkey for a head rebelling against the governing aristocrats while being guided by a talking set of dentures. The setting is as odd as ''Middens'', though with a more consistent art style for the environments. Originally slated for February 2013, [[ScheduleSlip it didn't release until September]].
13th Oct '13 1:38:12 PM LordHyper
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While the above was in development, ''Gingiva'' was created. Implied to be a prequel to ''Middens'', the game follows a woman with a turnkey for a head rebelling against the governing aristocrats while being guided by a talking set of dentures. The setting is as odd as ''Middens'', though with a more consistent art style for the environments. Originally slated for February 2013, [[ScheduleSlip it didn't release until September]].
28th Sep '13 8:44:05 AM LordHyper
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* EarlyBirdCameo: The politician seen in the trailer for ''Moments of Silence'' can be found on a tv, and is one of the few characters that has multiple phrases when talked to.
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