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mat1 (2250)

Empty

Empty is a philosophical game all about life.

No matter how hard you try to make something change, nothing will happen. Life is bleak and boring. Dark and scary. Strange and mystical.

Gameplay

Hovering over the run button will change it to be green, and joyful. Actually clicking the run button though, will change the text to say stop instead of run. This shows how life can change at any moment. Shortly after, you will notice how the text changes again to run. Life is short, so live it wisely.

Credits

Thank you to consciousness, for allowing me to think. Thanks to my body, for allowing me to share this post with others. Thank you to everyone, who play-tested my game and gave me feedback on what to change. But most importantly, thank you, for playing Empty. Be sure to upvote this post if you enjoyed the game, and leave a comment with suggestions! Thank you.

Praise for Empty

@a5rocks (Famous Repl.it developer):

10/10 best game. This rating is completely unbiased.
This game made me reflect on my past, something not many games have done.

@nithilan4 (Has 13 cycles):

amazing.

@Steven_The_GuyT (World class yo-er):

yo

@Nanowrimoijk (is thatoneguy on discord):

wow totally changed my life playing this 🤣

@rediar (probably a greek philosopher or something)

This would impress any life long philosopher, and I nominate it for winning the game jam. It is a deep touching existential journey, exploring the mysteries of life. It makes you think, really think. Unlike most other games, it makes the player appreciate the beauty and majesty. The green is truly a subtle, but awe inspiring metaphor of how gray times can change for the good. The blackness represents how clueless we really are when it comes to what life really means, it’s ups and downs. For some it’s scary at times, for others, it is a curious thing. Even the name of the game is deeply touching, symbolizing the ultimate meaning.
This game is shaking to the core. It is a revolution for the gaming industry, and should win the game jam.

@Mooopy ( )

@ThatSmart (is smart)

Also this game is absolutely the best game I've played in years.

@nithilan4 (oops i slipped and fell)

👁👄👁

@Cool_Boi_Freak (is a cool boy)

10/10 Would play again.

@leon332157 (forgot that the caps lock button exists)

Bruh, THIS GAME IS AMAZING. I CAN'T EVEN DESCRIBE HOW GOOD IT IS. JUST RUN IT AND SEE BY YOURSELF.

@TheDrone7 (aka h aka the eighth letter of the alphabet)

Best game in the history of the Earth.
Keep up the good work.

@eankeen (not a furry)

At first, I thought there wasn't much too this game. However, after closer examination, I realized there is much more to this game. It's fully dynamic and has complete multiplayer support! I was surprised by that - it blew my expectations out of the water. I'm proud to say that the controls are responsive and it's running at 60 frames per second (FPS). With complete certainty, I can recommend this game to the casual gamer, or the hardcore professional player. Huge props to @mat1 for architecting this magnificent beauty.

@LehuyH (cool person)

This game the classic format of a game and blends it seamlessly with a philosophical narrative . This games develops a trust between players in a fashion I have never seen before. Without a tutorial, the player is immediately forced to materialize their own view on the simple, yet limitless void of white the game provides. I think this deep, thought-provoking and almost angelic style of game direction is something that has become so rare in today's oversaturated gaming environment. The gameplay is in one word: phenomenal. This game provides the player with a single button. The gameplay may seem simple, but can combined to create complex results.
When I discovered that right-clicking said button creates a list of more buttons, I was amazed. Honestly, I have only touched the tip of the iceberg, and I will have to keep diving into this game in order to truly understand it's depth.

@amasad (replit ceo man)

I never thought I'd cry playing a game. But this is different. After being on top of the world with my run button being green I was absolutely shattered. I was heartbroken and in disbelief. I lost all meaning. I was staring into the abyss.
I'm not sure if I'll ever recover but I have a feeling that what Empty takes Empty gives back. I'm holding hope that one day I'll see the deep wisdom and optimism hidden behind the darkness and nihilism on the surface.
Pray for me comrades. Pray for me.

Nice job scrolling all the way to the bottom, make sure you leave a comment and upvote and i'll add you to the list!

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rediar (64)

This would impress any life long philosopher, and I nominate it for winning the game jam. It is a deep touching existential journey, exploring the mysteries of life. It makes you think, really think. Unlike most other games, it makes the player appreciate the beauty and majesty. The green is truly a subtle, but awe inspiring metaphor of how gray times can change for the good. The blackness represents how clueless we really are when it comes to what life really means, it’s ups and downs. For some it’s scary at times, for others, it is a curious thing. Even the name of the game is deeply touching, symbolizing the ultimate meaning.
This game is shaking to the core. It is a revolution for the gaming industry, and should win the game jam.
If this review was helpful, please upvote!

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mat1 (2250)

@rediar Thank you Prussia, for your glowing review. (I upvoted your review btw)

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Steven_The_GuyT (197)

@rediar Wow, such a long and big review! enjoyed reading it!

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rediar (64)

@Steven_The_GuyT I assume you’re talking to me, and in that case, thanks!

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Steven_The_GuyT (197)

@rediar oh yeah, sorry. I'll change the @ to say @rediar. Sorry!

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amasad (1223)

I never thought I'd cry playing a game. But this is different. After being on top of the world with my run button being green I was absolutely shattered. I was heartbroken and in disbelief. I lost all meaning. I was staring into the abyss.

I'm not sure if I'll ever recover but I have a feeling that what Empty takes Empty gives back. I'm holding hope that one day I'll see the deep wisdom and optimism hidden behind the darkness and nihilism on the surface.

Pray for me comrades. Pray for me.

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mat1 (2250)

@amasad prays to and for the almighty amasad

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TheDrone7 (515)

@hayaodeh please do. Protect the almighty Amjad.

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hayaodeh (128)

@TheDrone7 I'm praying for you all. And protect you all 😎

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mat1 (2250)

Creating and developing changed my entire life. Not only do I have a new perspective on existence, but I learned about stuff.

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LehuyH (41)

This game takes the classic format of a game and blends it seamlessly with a philosophical narrative . This games develops a trust between players in a fashion I have never seen before. Without a tutorial, the player is immediately forced to materialize their own view on the simple, yet limitless void of white the game provides. I think this deep, thought-provoking and almost angelic style of game direction is something that has become so rare in today's oversaturated gaming environment. The gameplay is in one word: phenomenal. This game provides the player with a single button. The gameplay may seem simple, but can combined to create complex results.
When I discovered that right-clicking said button creates a list of more buttons, I was amazed. Honestly, I have only touched the tip of the iceberg, and I will have to keep diving into this game in order to truly understand it's depth.

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mat1 (2250)

@LehuyH :) The game is very complex, it usually takes at least several days to complete.

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nithilan4 (38)

@mat1 u1f441 u1f444 u1f441

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Nanowrimoijk (25)

wow totally changed my life playing this 🤣

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mat1 (2250)

@Nanowrimoijk Thank you. Be sure to share this game with all your friends to change their life too!

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Nanowrimoijk (25)

@mat1 btw im thatoneguy on discord

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a5rocks (501)

10/10 best game. This rating is completely unbiased.

This game made me reflect on my past, something not many games have done.

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mat1 (2250)

@a5rocks Thank you for your high rating, a5. I really appreciate it. Make sure to share this game with all your friends too!

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mat1 (2250)

@nithilan4 Thanks. I appreciate the feedback.

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mat1 (2250)

99 upvotes!!! Who will be the hundredth?

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ebest (408)

best game ever! I upvoted it but I cannot upvote it anymore I'd suggest this game to anybody and would give it a ∞/10 anytime. Deeply emotional and reflective.

-Ebest

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ThomasS1 (35)

B... b... bea... beautiful. Stop, it's making me cry.
This game has taught me more about life than... anything else... ever.

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mat1 (2250)

@ThomasS1 I'm sorry for making you cry with the amazingness of my game ;)

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ThatSmart (34)

Also this game is absolutely the best game I've played in years.

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Steven_The_GuyT (197)

@mat1 lol i get upvotes for posts that i don't even try to get upvotes on. and also HOW DID YOU GET MORE UPVOTES THAN ME YOU HACKER when your replied oy?

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lsambrook (284)

Empty..... Empty is a word who fills stuff....Empty is everything...Empty is the life !

The Best philosopher game ever.

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lsambrook (284)

Hey I made a website, please go check it out and tell me some suggestions, ideas, or things to improve.: https://repl.it/@lsambrook/Website-2

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mat1 (2250)

@lsambrook Please don't advertise.

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PapaFuranku (2)

I used to be a doomer consumed by nihilism, living every day shrouded by darkness, staring always at the abyss of unconscious existential dread. Once my mouse hovered over that button, my life changed completely, I could suddenly understand my true position in the cosmos. Then I suddenly felt as if someone had stabbed me from behind, everything went dark and there was just this wheezing sound in my head. When I woke up I felt something that my kind should never feel, I felt emptiness, but I didn't care. I felt as if I had been freed from the crushing nature of nihilism, but I still felt it. This time, however, it was different. This time everything seemed like a joke, like like a simple play in the park, for I had become a honkler.

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ETHANSIAO (30)

To some, this game is but a mere joke, but I, along with countless other true intellectuals can comprehend the true emotional weight within this segment of brevity, and I feel I must testify that there cannot be and therefore never will be a game as impactful as empty.

Einstein once said "Imagination is more important than knowledge," and this game pushes this statement to its limits, going as far as to have nothing, which only true dreamers could interpret as anything. Empty is a true testament against the concept of simply taking things in once and never giving such things further thought.

The fact that mat1 has demonstrated that his level of thinking is within the same field as Einstein, Newton, and Stephen Hawking shows that repl.it has truly brought about the next generation of geniuses. For that, I both embrace and fear the power of this game jam.

10/10 would play and have played again.

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mat1 (2250)

@ETHANSIAO Pfft, Einstein, Newton, and Hawking are nothing compared to my highly intellectual strategical mind!

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hayaodeh (128)

That's deep @mat1. you know I never thought about repl as a living thing but now I do thanks to this game. I like the game, philosophy, and critique of the elements and metaphors, keep doing this, the more you do it the better designer you'll become. big props 👏👏

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Angel_G (2)

100/100 would vote for if ran for president just because this game made a huge impact in my life. It got the kids back from Karen i'm now a successful business man due to this game.

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OctavioGonzalez (1)

@Angel_G Screw the rules this game is amazing

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mat1 (2250)

@Angel_G Empty is gonna run for president in 2020!

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Vandesm14 (485)

This game is easily one of the best in the world. It is simple yet there is something more. Something that touches not just our minds, but our souls. It reaches those cracks and crevices in our being which are empty. The game fills those cracks, restoring and rejuvenating our soul and body.

PS: Why isn't this the obvious winner of the Game Jam?

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cloud9c (104)

I will cherish my first playthrough forever. Thank you, @mat1.

P.S. Too much content to be honest. I couldn't even finish in a day.

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mat1 (2250)

@cloud9c You're very welcome :)

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badvillain01 (64)

10/10.....captures my real life. No matter what i do, its always blank

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vedprad1 (443)

Well... this is quite sacrilegious.
Despite not breaking any syntax rules, this is the first program that I've found that breaks various ethical rules of programming. For example, the actual code that makes the run button work is not in main.py, but instead in another file that repl.it manages.
Despite this unethical code, it is surprising how popular this program has become. In fact, it is appearing on every webpage that has the url format of repl.it/@[username]/[project]. I cannot believe the amount of support that the repl.it community is giving to this sacrilegious program.
All in all, there is just one thing left to say: SACRILEGIOUS!

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AAnonymity (0)

@vedprad1 : I like that Ben Lee reference.

Reminds me of when AMAZING Vov Dylan took over Ben Lee, and then both of their dreams were shattered.

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Snowflake (40)

This is the best game I've played in my life. Amazing gameplay, beautiful story, this is obviously the best game ever made.
100/100 - would sell my soul to play again

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eankeen (528)

At first, I thought this game was pretty basic. However, after closer examination, I realized there is much more to this game. It's fully dynamic and has complete multiplayer support! I was surprised by that - it blew my expectations out of the water! I'm proud to say that the controls are responsive and it's running at 60 frames per second (FPS). With complete certainty, I can recommend this game to the casual gamer, or the hardcore professional player. Huge props to @mat1 for architecting this magnificent beauty.

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mat1 (2250)

@eankeen Thank you! It took me a lot of time optimizing and adding features to the game. I'm glad you like it!

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IzanLarumbe (27)

What People see: A amazing game.
What i see: A guy who was bored and wrote all down

(I dont mean to give hate, just weird)

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IzanLarumbe (27)

@IzanLarumbe Actually is true. But that guy should post his game on a philosopher forum :P

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mat1 (2250)

@IzanLarumbe Naahhhhhh this is a 100% legit game written in pure Python.

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MATTHEWBECHTEL (121)

How did this not win the game jam???