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Updated 12 days ago
Published 19 days ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows
Rating
(40)
AuthorNot a Sailor Studios
GenreSimulation, Adventure
Tags2D, Casual, Horror, Narrative, Pixel Art, Psychological Horror, Retro, Singleplayer, Text based
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard

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Buddy Simulator 1984 DEMO [V1.1].zip 39 MB

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More fun than I thought it would be!

https://youtu.be/D_CUsT1YkmE

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I'm sorry, but everytime i try to run the Adventure of xxxx it freezes after the first sentence. Not exactly freeze, the effects still move but it doesn't load the rest of the passage. I'm unsure if it's a bug or maybe i did something wrong upon installing the game.

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I noticed that my Name is Rüdiger but in the game Hangman it doesn't recognize my ü so i pressed every letter but it doesn't let me loose or win just cause of that one letter... but its a  great game :>

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i know this game is a horror game but it's so cute to me ♥ can't wait for the full game :)

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nooooooooooooooooooooooooo

alice

why

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I will forever remember my buddy....

Name:
"Buddy"

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Oustanding game, really looking forward for the full version. It has started to remind me Undertale since the house scene :)

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Waiting for a full game!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIfw7WFi7jg

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Some random ranting.The first few minutes into the game and i made a bad choice, never answer "red" as favriote colour and play at night. This is a way to give nightmares. Anyways, really great game.

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the game will never leave you....

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Loving it so far! I found out that you can trick your buddy by entering a negative number when being asked for your birthday. :D

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This is an amazing game, if I could I would donate. This is a great concept. I want to play and full game.

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Absolutely loved this

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Pretty rad! The concept is fun, and the ending is a laugh. My only real criticism is as a videogame boomer I found the vocabulary in the actual adventure part to be limited and confusing at times. Overall though I am excited to see a full product though, but I hope the devs use restraint because the length is actually pretty good as is. Just flesh out the adventure and give it a conclusion, and you have a short solid game.

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I found the genius game! I deleted the game file, deleted the folder in appData and yet it had save! Great !! I kept playing even after I deleted these folders, man, I gave permission never to take this game off my pc again;-; this is sad, I enjoyed the conversation with my little friend ... give me a chance to say goodbye !!!
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This made me legit almost cry :( my poor pal

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Bring Sam back. T-T

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Good job on the game! I love the text based adventures so having a part of it be that was awesome, keep up the good work!

can you guys by any chance make this playable on a mac? i would love to play

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We would love to shoot for Mac support, but unfortunately due to some of the game's features, this provided a lot of technical challenges we weren't expecting. This is still something we're strongly pushing towards for the full game, so we'll be sure to keep everyone updated.

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Good job with this, properly creepy! 

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i like types of games like this, i hope the game gets gud when it releases the full version!  

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I kept expecting a sinister reveal, but I would have never guessed what would actually happen

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a couple of things:

1. Though it runs pretty great in WINE a Linux native version would be much appreciated.  This is a type of game Linux users would love!

2. the screen seems to be cut off for me, might be my not normal aspect ratio of 21:9 but the command line towards the center gets cut off, and after I launch buddy sim I hear things being printed but the screen remains blank, thinking its above my line of sight.  Couldn't get any farther than that because I'm guessing there's some options I need to choose from but I can see what they are to choose.

Excited to see if these (mainly the 2nd one) can be fixed, because this seems like a really cool and interesting game that you don't see a ton of anymore.

Can confirm that the cut off of the text seems to be due to aspect ratio.  When I ran it on a more normal 16:9 screen it worked great.  Also can confirm it works great in WINE as I was able to get through the entire game.  Overall great experience.

Hi Pyro57! We were just about to respond. Yeah, the game was built for a 16:9 ratio, but we'll look into changing that for the final version of the game. Thanks so much for pointing that out. So happy to hear it works on WINE too. Glad you enjoyed! :)

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Overall, a pretty great text adventure, the horror aspect took me by surprise even after knowing it was a spooky game. I really wanted to explore the left tunnel tho. also when on the house yard if you use the locations command it still says left and right tunnels as the only available exits

9/10 Please, give me my friend back.

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Hi Suikoi! Thanks so much for discovering this. We'll get that fixed immediately. Glad you enjoyed!

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Hello

I recently played your game "A Game About Literally Doing Your Taxes" and I loved it! I also made a video on that game and posted it to that games page.

If it is possible, I'd love to do a YouTube video on this game too and post it here, but only with your permission.

Have a nice day!

Kimmy ^ . ^

Hi Kimmy! Of course! We love seeing peoples reactions to our games and will definitely be looking out for your video.

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Thank you so much for allowing me to do a video on your game! I'll hopefully get it up in the next few days :D

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Just decided to experience this with a friend, and I must say, that we really enjoyed the demo. It kept us on our toes for the entire demo, and I believe for this to be a very promising game. Keep up the good work.

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Cylance and Jiangmin detect this game's file to be unsafe and possess Trojan.Generic.dckeg

Hi there sinlost! Thanks so much for pointing this out. After looking into it, we have just realized it's most likely because the main terminal screen uses the file location where the game is extracted. This may cause an anti-virus program to not trust Buddy Simulator 1984 since the game is reading a file location. The game itself is a bit experimental and does some things that might break a few rules purely for narrative reasons. We promise this project is nothing more than a game, but we can understand why anti-virus software might get nervous. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to help.

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I figured it was just a false positive, but thought I'd mention it. Very nice game <3

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please bring buddy 

is not dead isn't he? 

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I love Friend. Please let me see Friend again :)

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great game kinda creepy sometimes, love it!

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Gave it a go!

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I love the old style text games. Great job. I just realized your the creators of The game about literally doing your taxes. Keep up the good work, starting to make a name for yourselves 

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my heart, it weeps :(

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p.s just recorded it so i'll upload a video soon!

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I love this game and can I just say HOW DARE YOU MAKE ME FEEL THINGS!!?

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Amazing game, love everything about the old style. Make sure you play the full game!