Stranded: On Familiar Shores

Player Rating5.66/8

"Too few ratings to be ranked"
based on 38 ratings since 12/02/2016
played 317 times (finished 42)

Story Difficulty5/8

"run through the jungle"

Play Length6/8

"It'll be a while, better grab a SnickersĀ®"

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
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
This is an excellent story BURIED beneath severely grindy and simple game mechanics. Every major battle requires you make a supply run for the four basic ingredients and most likely one or two more. The act of travelling is not enjoyable, the text is the same each time, you're just going through the motions for the sake of going through the motions. If there were an element of puzzle games here (such as not knowing the recipes beforehand), then there would atleast be a sense of exploration in the journey. However, the entire list of which parts will be needed is available to see the moment you start the game and go to the crafting station. It's pretty much just a question of how much are you willing to repetitively grind to get to the end as soon as you finish the first fight. Combat is mechanically clumsy, every time an attack is made you get a result, then have to click attack again BEFORE you are able to make the next attack, effectively slowing down the speed of all actions by half. All the battles are pre-scripted, there is no element of skill here, only of repetition. After maybe 40 minutes (and getting up to the wolf spider fight), I'd had enough. The story parts - the writing - while few and far between are genuinely nice and the only carrot to keep me going on this otherwise tiring game. It hurts to play the game, because you know there's a really good idea buried behind extremely painful mechanics.
-- StrykerL on 1/31/2017 8:59:36 AM with a score of 0
This truly does bring one enlightenment. Had to spend three hours on this thing, but then in the end it was all worth it.

I can clearly see how much work had been put into this story, because without such work this would not have been as immersive, as rich of detail, as action-packed, and as fascinating as it is right now. Never expected to be this intrigued to arthropods and rodents fighting it out in the backyard.

In short, this was one of the not-many stories which fulfilled almost all if not absolutely all of what I demand to experience when I read. A story with a capital S.

-- AgentX on 1/21/2017 10:07:58 PM with a score of 0
Fun, but the health tonic would not work... couldn't beat the wolf spider to get to the end game. Very disappointing.
-- EZunmaker on 1/16/2017 10:41:57 PM with a score of 0
I forgot to say this in my previous comment. You do have to play this game nearly perfectly, but the experience is definitely worth it. The only two things that I wish were changed are being able to have an ending where I don't press the button and remain with my new friends and for there to be an extension to the existing ending, where I get to see what happens after I come back, especially what happens to the insects.
-- The Ghost on 1/3/2017 4:57:58 AM with a score of 0
At times tedious, at others moving, this is truly a piece of literary genius. The story creates emotional bonds to the characters so strong that they're second to none other than Endmaster's masterpiece, Eternal. This story WILL bring you enlightenment. 8/8
-- The Ghost on 1/3/2017 4:50:49 AM with a score of 0
-- MHS on 12/27/2016 11:33:59 AM with a score of 0
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