Stranded: On Familiar Shores

Player Rating5.66/8

"#203 overall, #21 for 2016"
based on 61 ratings since 12/02/2016
played 734 times (finished 66)

Story Difficulty5/8

"run through the jungle"

Play Length5/8

"Not going to lose any sleep"

Maturity Level5/8

"aren't you a little too old to be trick or treating"
Some material may be inappropriate for persons under age 13. If this were a movie, it would probably be PG-13.

Play as a person stranded in his/her own backyard. At just under two centimeters tall every insect is a deadly predator and every trickle of water is an impassible river. Do you have what it takes to survive? Can you make it out alive, stranded in the most familiar and yet alien place on Earth?

Player Comments

Oh. My. God. It was amazing. Especially when you are really bored. Anyways, i think i encountered a bug (pun intended). I don't know if it's my computer or not, but the problem is that during the Shrew battle, the only weapon or item that I can use are the Throwing Spear and the Praying Mantis. Any other item doesn't work, and I tried everything, including the Trophies. Anyways, amazing game. A sequel might be good, but I'm looking forward to more of your storygames. Welp, now that I'm done, time to find more storygames. Bye!
-- MegaHyper on 12/5/2016 8:57:38 AM with a score of 0
I like this game! :D
I haven't finished it yet, but I can see you've put a lot of work into this. Besides, I really like survival and crafting games, and this one is a much better example of that than the "Crafty Tap" one from before. :)
I'll be leaving another comment when I finish this.
Keep up the good work ^-^
-- Seto on 12/2/2016 5:19:40 PM with a score of 0
One word: WOW
-- TreeHugger on 1/15/2020 9:54:06 PM with a score of 0
I was completely immersed in this game, I've been playing it for a couple hours now... some of the actions are really tedious but what kept me going was the story. I've wanted to do something similar to this for a long time (a shrunken human in a bug's world seems so fun). I couldn't wait to get to the end game... and then the most disappointing thing happened; I had to use the bomb on the praying mantis because I was dying and now I can't defeat the wolf spider. My health potions don't work so I assume I need a big health potion... which I can't make because I need to kill the wolf spider, leaving me unable to finish the game. I saved past the bomb and I'm sorry but I just can't go through it all again- I hope the ending was awesome.
-- Evieseriously on 12/20/2017 12:50:01 PM with a score of 0
Cool idea, but it seemed like a lot of grinding. The battles feel kind of predetermined, by the text descriptions of the action are cool. Would have liked some more variance in ththe battles and item acquisition. There is a lot, by it feels more like different ways of doing the same thing. But it is a very cool worod you have made.
-- Kim on 10/14/2017 4:26:05 AM with a score of 0
Very good story and a creative way of presenting it. I would agree that it was a little tedious to do the back and forth but keep writing and evolving your style. Other choices for endings would be fun too!
-- Yandeleon on 10/6/2017 4:36:39 PM with a score of 0
Very immersive story that was much better than I expected. But thee were some parts that I really did not like.
First, the text did not change and was the same each time you did the action. For gathering items that was understandable, but during battles it got annoying.
Second, is how there is really only one way to play the game; there are no choices, just an extremely complicated way to beat it. It's like a puzzle; the pieces have to go where they are supposed to go or you can't complete it. I used the bomb on the mantis but couldn't defeat the wolf spider because of that, which was very disappointing. Unless there is another way (but I could not find one)?
Otherwise, this game was not a complete waste of time and it kept me interested.
-- Troppy on 6/23/2017 1:39:39 PM with a score of 0
Difficult and Awesome. However, There are some minor technical improvements that could be made. Instead of having to have a page after you select a weapon (The stab, shoot, _______ [monster] page), why not just leave out that page and have an equipping system (select an item to equip beforehand, it makes it more realistic). I noticed a lack of pictures as well, trust me visuals will tie your monster descriptions well and will get the reader's attention, plus it will show the reader why the damage dealt to the player is fair. (A beetle and a spider takes out 40% of my health in one blow, what do these creatures look like?) Other than that, well done!
-- Jimmysutton on 5/18/2017 12:24:09 PM with a score of 0
It's amazing, but one thing is missing, I want a choice... I want a choice of staying with them, of building my world, of living in that world. I want a choice, please give it to me.
-- Chickdove on 3/27/2017 9:39:55 PM with a score of 0
Wow, just wow... it's amazing! I died, but I'm sure if I would've made it longer I would've been able to see more of this extrordinary game. It's an amazing survival game with a great concept. It's nicely written too.
-- Chickdove on 3/27/2017 7:58:45 PM with a score of 0
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