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my game keeps crashing, i think. it will load some text on "the adventure of" and then stop. then i cant click out of the game, type or anything else. i need to shut off my computer to quit.

i tried openig the crash opener but it just wont open

i tried uninstalling the game and reinstalling but it doesnt work. 

i love this game so far and id like to continue playing bind but i dont know what to do

Hey Lazy! I'm really sorry this is happening to you. You'd be pleased to know that another version of the demo is in the works, and hopefully this bug of yours will be fixed once it's released! In the mean time, hang tight. Your buddy will be waiting for you. :)

I’ll be sure to check it when it comes out.

Thank you for getting back to me 


Gives me Faith vibes. Can't wait to see the full product!

this game is amaizing!! looking forward to the full game :))

Loved it.

looking forward for the full game. :)

The attention to details were astounding, I love how every interactions have a unique dialogue, please keep it up. I expect the final game to have at least this much detail as the demo.

Amazing game for a DEMO. My brain hurt trying to peice together what parts were horror, what parts were the game's horror, what parts were Buddy Sim's horror, and what parts were unofficial game horror. I don't so far see a story other than the virtual adventure, but the game was great! Keep up the good work!

I loved this game so much! I can't wait for the full version!! :) 

it's great especially its art style! Can't waiting for the released one

I grew so attached, it´s great! I loved how you managed to make the players want to come back for the full game, you should not ignore your buddy´s pleas to come back.

this might be the most emotionally attaching game i've ever played, omg i need to see my buddy again soon, hope the full game is amazing!


Quand IA que l'amour

En ce deuxième jour de confinement, je m’ennuyais un peu. La centaine de jeux à ma disposition me tétanisait : la classique paralysie du choix. Celle qui nous fait scroller Netflix pendant une demie-heure, l’œil vitreux et le cœur vide. J'en étais à faire de même sur itch.io, quand un titre a accroché mon œil (l'autre, le moins vitreux). BUDDY SIMULATOR 1984. Entre donc ami virtuel et embrasse-moi. N'aie pas peur, j'ai mis du gel hydroalcoolique sur mes joues.

"Buddy Simulator 1984 simule l'expérience de passer du temps avec son meilleur ami". On a beau être misanthrope, quand votre dernier contact humain extérieur remonte à 48h (la boulangère), cet argument touche au cœur. Profitant que ma compagne, un peu à fleur de peau à cause de la promiscuité, fut occupée à dessiner au sol la ligne de démarcation de SA partie du studio, j'ai dis bonjour à mon nouveau meilleur ami.

Il était très textuel, brut de physique mais doux de caractère, comme les camemberts des publicités. D'abord, j'ai choisi son nom. Ensuite, je me suis présenté. Il m'a demandé ces choses futiles qui meublent si confortablement un premier rendez-vous. Mais avec lui, aucune gène, même lors des silences. Pour briser la glace, il m'a proposé quelques jeux. Des choses basiques, qui mettent tout le monde à l'aise. On a joué à "devine le nombre auquel je pense", à pierre-feuille-ciseaux, et on a fini par un bon vieux pendu. Dans la simplicité de ces petits jeux, il s'est toujours efforcé de mettre un peu de moi. Comme pour me montrer, au moment de notre amitié naissante, qu'il allait être une oreille attentive à mes états d'âmes.

Ensuite, mon ami a montré de la gène pour la première fois. Il voulait pouvoir me proposer plus profond que ces jeux, mais devait composer avec ses modestes capacités logicielles. Il s'est concentré très fort pour me raconter une histoire. Au début, c'était nul. Mais touchant. Visiblement pas dupe de ma bienveillance critique, il a décidé d'aller encore plus loin. Avec mon aide, il a augmenté ses forces. Alors il a pu m'emmener dans une histoire dont vous êtes le héro simple. J'ai joué le jeu. On a passé un moment pas désagréable.

Goodbye my friend
Quand je le croyais au bout, il a dépassé ses limites, déformé ses lignes de texte pour me construire un chez moi virtuel ! Je lui avais donné vie sur mon écran, et il me recréait dans son monde.
Brutalement, dans un déchirement d'écran épileptique, j'étais de retour sur le froid bureau de mon PC.
Il n'était qu'un programme pas terminé, il s'est épuisé pour moi.
Il est parti avant même que j'ai pu lui dire merci.
Et je suis encore plus seul qu'il y a 30 minutes.


This was a really great game! I loved it. However, now I want to cry, oh my gosh. Great job. 


Probably the best games I’ve ever played. Is there ever gonna be an official full game release?


Hi Helaxis! Glad you enjoyed! That's always awesome to hear. Can confirm, a full version is in development. If you wanted to stay updated, feel free to join our Discord community or follow us on Twitter. :)

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Thanks for replying, when is the release? A unspecified date is fine with me.

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loved this game a LOT, got super attached to my buddy and started crying at the end. I'd take a whole game of just playing with my buddy, no horror or anything. a ton of fun, wish it didn't end so suddenly but it only makes me excited for the full game


I agree. I just wanna play with my buddy.


Wait. This was supposed to be a HORROR game?! Nothing was really scary until the end, and that fear was just like the fear of losing a loved one. I was SO emotionally attached to my buddy. I was really hoping to maybe go on all sorts of adventures, but also just have a chat with my Buddy. 
Overall, 9/10. I LOVE this game, but now i'm scared about the full version...are some dirty tricks gonna be played on me that will make me lose my buddy? I hope not.

Jesus Christ....I can't believe I'm crying right now.


yeah its a cool game and all... But the ending SUCKS *Sobs* why did my buddy have to dieee, it makes NO SENSE!!!

But really a cool game, i really hope there is more coming (:


Great game i only wish that if you use your buddys name when it asks you if you have any friends it would say something



but ı only didnt understand one thing... why was there hands on the adventure of (me)? and btw is there a continue, a full game?  

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I felt a bigger connection with a few lines on my screen than I have with any actual person. 10/10 gg

i feel the same

Helps lads I for some reason am not able to run the game, I click on the application but it doesn't run, is there something I'm missing? This also happened with No Players Online.

what platformation are you on?


im a little concerned for my computers health because at the beginning when i said hello to my buddy (gerald if you were wondering) there was like an app opened that had a smiley face and an exclemation mark with it


Hey guys , loved the game and this is the type of game id love to make and was wondering what did you use to make this awesome game .

can you please make this available for mac? thank you.



Just watched Markiplier play this game and WOW!! Going to have to get it for myself.

Text based horror games are pretty rare and this one is truly one of the best.

wait. It's a horror game?!

I enjoyed your game. I was trying to do a video on it, but I was hit with a few issues which broke the experience for me. It's still a very interesting concept though, and I'm looking forward to playing the full game.

First off, I thought it had bugged on the numbers game until I figured that the game was US if you know what I mean. :D

First bug, I entered my YouTube name Si7ruz. It allowed it, but when I got to the Hangman game, I couldn't pass because only letters were allowed. Perhaps force letters for the users name at the beginning to get past this.

After I restarted and when through it again, after all the games, the command you enter included the same hotkey of my start record / end record key. DOH! By the time I have figured out the video wasn't recording I'd finished the game lol.

Enjoyed it though, just won't be a video on it I'm afraid. Looking forward to the final game. Thanks.

I need help!!! I went to the chamber and onto the keypad, but now I can't leave, and everything I try to do, the game just says "invalid response". I've tried nearly everything, actual numbers, oddly enough, words, and just tried to leave. I can't get away from the keypad and I'm truly STUCK! Nothing I have does anything!

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Hey Cass! Thanks for reaching out, really sorry you're stuck! Someone has actually mentioned this before so you're not the only one. So, in the keypad, after typing something in it, it should have prompted with "Nothing happens. Try again?" So this might sound super obvious (sorry if it is), but I was just curious if nothing happens even when just typing 'no'.

Thank you! Got out of it and finished the demo! I loved it so so much! Can't wait for the full release!

I didn't think I'll be so scared, but I was. Great game! I can't wait for the full release :D



I've seen plenty of game play on this game and even played it myself!I am absolutely in love with this game, it captures the 1900's vibe perfectly! The only thing i'm sad about is my buddy had to leave so soon, which leaves me wondering when the full game will come out? I would love to see the rest of my house! 

Thanks, QuantumOfficial

Hi there! We're so happy you enjoyed! We have a lot of things planned for this game and we're hard at work on it as we speak. We promise your buddy will return once again! As of right now, we don't have a set release date, but if you wanted to stay updated, feel free to join our Discord community or follow us on Twitter. Thanks so much for the kind words. :)

I just started playing the game but I think either I broke it or there's a bug.
So basically after my buddy and I played 2 games it then "dug out" the Fun With Words game.After that I didn't choose Fun with Words and instead chose Hangman since I wanted to finish all 3 games first.Then after I finished Hangman it then told me to restart the game and it then started up The Adventure Of (My name) game.I saw some Youtubers played this game and when they played it The Adventure Of (My name) game had a story but mine was just stuck there at the first lines of words.
I don't know how to fix this but I can tell its a great game from the videos I have seen so far.
Other than that, Keep up the good work!

Hey LordMan! Thanks for letting us know and I'm sorry this is happening. :( This is actually a pretty common bug that we've been told about a few times, so we're definitely going to make sure it gets fixed. Thanks again!

I just made an ichio account just to say that your game is great so far, and I love everything about it. 

Thanks for doing it!

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I was watching one of Markipliers new videos that was released and saw him playing this game. I didn't watch him play it but a minute before I paused it and opened up my laptop to experience it myself! This is a true masterpiece and I am so excited for the release. I was super sad when it ended because I just wanted to keep playing! thank you so much for creating such an amazing game and keep up the good work! you guys are awesome! :)


Your game is so engaging, I loved it!! I can't wait for the full version!!

I didn't see anyone else talk about it, so I figured I'd mention it: when my Buddy (Alan) wrote the poem, I noticed some letters were funky, so I jotted down which ones were weird...and was surprised to actually find that they spelled a message! I don't wanna spoil what it said, but now its bugging me why that message would be there...is it a clue for something bigger? I gotta know!!


I started watching this game on Markiplier's channel, but about five minutes into his playthrough, I hit pause and ran to my computer to play it before I spoiled the entire experience for myself. And I'm so glad I did. SUCH CHILLS. MUCH CREEPINESS.

This is such an excellent example of the impact text-based horror can have and such a great use of a demo. I am hooked and will definitely be keeping an eye out for the full release of the game. I would also love to maybe do an interview with your team sometime close to the full game launch if you'd be willing to spare a bit of your time. :)

In any case, good luck with development! I look forward to seeing how the final version turns out.

Hi Kim! Thanks so much for your kind words. We're so happy you loved it. That's always an amazing thing to hear. <3 We'd love to do an interview sometime. We've still got quite a bit of work to do on the game, but if you'd ever like to reach out, feel free to message us on Twitter, Discord, or even our email: NotASailorStudio@gmail.com. Thanks again!

Wonderful! Will do. :D


Everybody has already said it, so Ima yell it: THIS GAME'S AMAZING! I love the style, design, SAMPSON, the scratching in the ears, SAMPSON! If what everybody's saying isn't proof enough, then maybe hear it from Mark because this is a great concept. Development NEEDS to continue!

Great work!

I saw this game on Markipliers channel, and i loved it. Text based games r my favorite type of games, and this took the cake, pls tell me you are going to make the full game and if u r, try to make the player still think its a demo but have the game "break out" from the demos coding, and create the full game bc u have the game think its already alive as it is. but do what u want, and i can't wait for the full release

A full release is coming with all sorts of fun new things!

I just played the game and i gotta say its amazing!

When will the full game be realeased and how much will it cost ?

hey, i really enjoyed this game. Are you guys going to make a full game out of this ? and if you are i really hope it is long and that it has a lot of different paths to go during it. I really can't wait for the full drop if it's coming. amazing game.

Yes we are! The full game is coming and you will see your buddy again as well as some fun new things :)

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Hi. I just made several playthroughs and I love the game. I even got so far to find and unlock the secret chamber easter egg. The only things I haven't worked out is the use for the picture and the other applications of the shovel. I won't be playing the demo any more as I think if explored it to completion, but boi oh boi, did I have a good time. Definitely getting the full game when it comes out. 

Playing this has reinvigorated my love for text-based adventure game. All 4 of you game devs are massive legends :)

Hi. Hate to say it, but I'd like to register a complaint. It might just be that I am using a computer that is 2-3 years old and your software doesn't mesh well with my computer, but I am having major issues with this game. At first it ran fine, but once it got to the part where you chose which game to play I played two of them fine, but then the game said I had played all of them, but I still hadn't played hangman. Instead of choosing the new game that was available, I chose to play hangman first. It allowed me to do so, but then the option to play the fourth game disappeared, and when I tried to restart to make it available again, it said that the Unityplayer.dll was not found and that reinstalling might fix it. I went to uninstall and then reinstall the game, but the file did not appear in my control panel's uninstall a program. I can't even uninstall it to try to fix it! I tried just deleting the files in the regedit and then re-downloading the game, but the same issue with the Unityplayer.dll popped up. It is not recognizing the file. What should I do? If you can't fix it, can I just get the dollar I spent to support you guys back? It would have been more, but money is tight right now for me. I'm sure once you get the bugs fixed the game will run great, and I would gladly pay for it again to play a bug free version, but at this time I'm frustrated and just want my money back, or a solution to my issue. How do I uninstall this thing properly and why doesn't it show up in my uninstall programs? Please note, I am not mad at you and I'm sure you are amazing developers who can figure out the answer to my problem. I hope I'm not coming off as rude. Sorry if I am, but I just saw the beginning of Markiplier's video and decided for just the third time in a few years to play one of the games he featured because it looked interesting and potentially cool. It's extremely frustrating when two out of the three times I try a game he features, both times I end up with a glitch that prevents me from playing through the game. The other game wasn't one of yours, so no worries. I realize you may not pay attention to this because I am not a Youtuber, but I wanted you to be aware of this issue, so I hope you can provide me a solution. Thank you for your time. I'm sure your game is great. I hope I can play the rest of it soon. Sincerely, DK


Hey DK! That's a real bummer you're having this problem and I'm so sorry to hear that. :( So the file that's said to be missing (UnityPlayer.dll) actually comes in the .zip file that Buddy Simulator comes in. So it's odd that it's supposedly missing. I would first re-extract the .zip, then try playing again. Also make sure the file UnityPlayer.dll is in the game's folder. Once again, so sorry that this is happening. If there is anything else I can help with just let me know. I'd feel really bad if you can't play, especially since you donated a dollar (seriously, thank you for that). We'll also make note of this. We're currently trying to fix these types of bugs best we can for the full version. So thanks for letting us know!

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you know markiplier played your game yo, i didnt watch it because as soon as he pulled it up it looked interesting so i exited the video and downloaded it. good job dude, cant wait for the full game


I had done the same thing and now I am waiting for the full game too!

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