A downloadable Crueljoke for Windows

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Joke of a Cruel Game tells the story of a programmer obsessed with finishing his game against all odds. No matter if finishing takes away his family, his social life, and his sanity. For more detail visit my website.

Published Oct 10, 2015
TagsAbstract, Atmospheric, Exploration, First-Person, Story Rich


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The Joke of a Cruel Game.rar 72 MB


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Pretty nicely done, I could definitely see the Static Speaks My Name influences. Most of my personal issues have been raised by ABelliqueux already. As is it was a neat little experience.

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Just taking the opportunity to tell you I found your game to be great and profound.

Although I did spot some typos in the dialogs and a few bugs, the playthrough is nice and the story upsetting (in a good way). Keep up the good work !

EDIT : I think I have a bug preventing me from getting to the alternate ending...No sure if I should spoil here about it ?

Dammit. You're probably right. The ending(s) ARE possible, I made sure of that but they are kind of hard to get them. I didn't think the game was going to be this popular. I'm working hard taking out the bugs right now on these things to give you a more stable version. Be posted for a better version of the game. (probably next week). Click this link to see the music, novel, and how to get the game endings.http://mrachu.com/-the-joke-of-a-cruel-game.html

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Great to here that you're planning a new version !

Since we're there, I can tell you about the bugs I encountered :


- Dialogs not appearing/available : When you play, if you click on an object that triggers a dialog, then accidentally click another (or the same) trigger, the first dialog disappears, and the second dialog goes on. If you then try to re-trigger the first dialog, you can't. My guess is you're stuck with an invisible dialog waiting for input, which you cannot access, since it's invisible. You'd need to have a kind of layer between the dialogs and the environment preventing such accidental clicks.

- Sandy's key disappears after a click, but the dialog about it still is accessible.

( Might be due to first mentionned bug) - Sandy's diary will sometimes open, and sometimes not, seems quite random.

- The map has a hole where you can fall off in the basement pool.

- When trying to reach the appartements in front of yours, you get stuck in the way. You have to run and jump to be able to go through.

- Random lags ; sometimes the game will just lag a lot ( I noticed it mostly happens near the phone)

( Might be due to first mentionned bug) - Paris is not pickable in the pool :(

And at last, not a bug, but a feature request I you plan on spending some more time on this project :) Having a cursor with more feedback about what is clickable would be a plus (As in most Click&Play games).

Tell me if you'd rather have me not listing the bugs here so as not to spoil the game for others.


Thanks. I'm still working on some of the things you've mentioned. Thank you very much for your input I really appreciate this a lot. This the best outcome out of a beta version.


Hi there,

Glad I can help :)

I've edited my previous comment to reflect the fact that issues might be due to the first bug I mention.

I was also thinking I could correct the typos if you want me to.

Cheers !

yes. That would be awesome. I'm not an english native you can send me all of the typos and I;ll correct them. My email is mrachu12@hotmail.com


Mrachu I Accidently deleted the game after i purchased What should i do?

And can i make a video about me playing it?


Download it again just don't buy it this time. Sure make a let's play those are awesome. Try to find the second ending.

I actually Got it done , Figured it out by my self
I wanna do lets plays as well Thanks for the green flag

for me

I actually Got it done , Figured it out by my self
I wanna do lets plays as well Thanks for the green flag

for me

Mrachu I Accidently deleted the game after i purchased What should i do?

And can i make a video about me playing it?


Hello i was wondering what was the song on the title screen it also plays trough out the game thanks.

Oh hi. The track didn't even have a name up until you asked. I just uploaded some of the tracks of the game to my soundcloud. here it is

wow thanks keep up the good work buddy i love the game by the way: