This game was really fun to play! I used it in my "3 scary games" video and just wanted to say kudos for making a fun game =) let me know how i did!
A downloadable game for Windows
New Message is a Horror game made for the TV Game Jam 2019. In it, you find a stranger's phone with stranger demands...
Update 1.4: Fixed weird camera tilting and footstep issues on higher framerates
We would like to thank you all for the awesome reception 'New Message' has been getting. Although we gave our best to try and create an interesting experience in two weeks, we weren't expecting it to do this well, and in a few days time.
With that in mind, we began working on a sequel, taking player feedback into account, fixing our mistakes and really working on the game's universe. We believe we're building a great story and we can't wait to tell you all in the eeriest, creepiest and most mysterious way possible, which we all know makes horror games so great!
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(Gameplay en español)
I GAVE IT A GO!! COOL GAME YO!!
Not 100% sure on the pixelated design, it may have hindered my progress. Good overall direction though.
Hi there! I'm Esh, and I try to play a bunch of stuff from here and GameoJolt on my channel.
I stumbled upon your game for the above video (yours is the first one played), and while I enjoyed the overall atmosphere, I do have some gripes.
The most glaring issue I can find is how cryptic the game is. Not so much in its directions as in its content. If this is as a result of being based on the Black Mirror episode, then fair, I am not familiar with the show. But that's precisely why it needs some extra context. Unless your piece is truly mindbendy and unique, having strange events be strange for the sake of being strange usually ends up more frustrating than scary.
Second, I don't know if it was a problem with my display as it appeared brighter after recording, but there is a difference between "dark" and "pitch black". There were many times I flat out could not see where to go in order to progress, which just causes irritation. But in fairness, I am unsure wether that is your game or my display, and I do apologize if the issue is on my end.
With these things out of the way, let me say that I DID very, very much enjoy the thick atmosphere the game provides, as well as the overall pixely look. It is instantly heavy and gloomy, and definitely raises a lot of questions that keep motivation going. So good job on that for certain!
Loved the game, poor lighting, you walk a little too slow, but Loved it!
I played this game in a 3 random games video and the game seemed pretty well made! It a couple optimization problems that I ran into whilst playing it, but other than that it was great!
LOVED IT! I love the concept of multiple endings as well! KEEP AT IT!
I got lost lol didn't follow direction to well!
Very interesting. The sound and music were spot on, really amped up the feeling of dread. And after I play this, I find out there's a sequel in the works! Super excited! Thanks for the game!
I liked the game, althought it
was confusing because I have never watched Black Mirror, yet it does seem interesting.
really interesting concept!
Considering I've never watched Black Mirror... it was really interesting, I liked this style the game presented for sure.
Enjoyed the game(besides finding the key lol) but it was kinda confusing since I've never watched black mirror. Other than that it was exactly waht a horror game should feel and sound like. Great Job, and here's the video.
A fun little horror game. We enjoyed it very much.
Here is a short video we made whila playing:
I really enjoy the pixel graphics in this game. The movement is very smooth as well. This game is very short but there are more than one endings. I found 2, not sure if there are anymore. There aren't any jump scares, but the atmosphere in this game is enough to keep you on your toes! Would love to see a full length game like this! Here's my play through of it:
THIS GAME IS VERY NICE :D I LOVE THE GRAPHIC ^^ 💀 📞
This creeped the guts out of me :O
This is the last game I play in this video and I gotta say, what a cool game and it did scare me a lot in places. I do feel a little left out that I haven't watched black mirror yet :'( but that didn't stop me from enjoying the experience.
please add a mac version i seen someone play it and it looks cool
Thank you for your interest! We're developing a sequel that will be released for Mac/Linux, stay tuned!
This was a super creepy and unique horror experience! I got a little lost but once I found my way I was thrilled with the story!
Interesting choice with everything being super pixelated, but it worked in a way.. it leaves you unsure of what you're looking. which, for me, put me a little more on edge and ready for a jump scare.
Also, I like the fact that you can choose how to end the game... kinda. ^_^
Ok so im incompetent and couldnt figure out where to go but it freaked me out anyway cause I am a scraed little boi
Fantastic. The wall scare is perfectly done - no scare chord, no scream effect, just a moment of "oh shit what was that".
Good job! Looking forward to the sequel.
I love the design and style of this game, Great job!
Please make more game!
Gave it a go and really liked it.
I played this game for a 2 random horror games video (the second in the video), and I've got to say I love your work!
The style of the game with its looks and sound design is awesome, not cheap jumpscares, just great atmosphere and tension! It also has two endings!
The fact that this was made in 15 days is a testament to how great you are at making quality games!
A great little game, I have to say. I adore the retro esthetic you've opted for, it gives the game a very simple yet polished feel. It definitely has a lot of atmosphere, but I will say that it could do with being a bit scarier. Maybe if it had a bit longer to build up an atmosphere it would have been more effective... Still, a very solid game, thank you to the developers. If you're interested, feel free to check out my playthrough of it.
We're checking out another indie horror game on Itch.io called "New Message" today! Black Mirror? Weirdness? Let's go!
went in blind and was pleasantly surprised. I look forward to seeing more!
Loved the game had to play it through twice to get different endings, is there more? Id love to play it again :D I'm super excited to see what you guys make next!
Short, but sweet! It's a great idea and I like that there weren't any frills. It was very straightforward. The game was a bit dark in some areas and while I didn't mind holding to interact, I do wish I was able to move faster. The space was small enough that speed wasn't a deal breaker though.
I would suggest that any scary moments, you program it so the character is looking at it. I missed a few things because I was looking somewhere else. You did a great job overall, especially with having multiple endings even though I only recorded one, you executed the idea well and made great use of the space, the game looked great, and I definitely think it's worth continuing to tell the story using the same mechanics and style. Good job and good luck!
Fantastic game, my only two issues I had for it was the way you interacted with objects (the click and hold feature) and that the game needed to be longer because I was really enjoying it. Keep up the good work!
me: *on computer on itch.io searching for games*
me: *finds game " new message" * okay, lets gives this game a try
me: it doesn't look scary
me: * at minute 6:39 *1st game on the video