A downloadable game for Windows

What's your favorite color? Would you eat meatballs for the rest of your life? Are dogs really that cute? 

Answer these questions, live the perfect day, break the cycle, and discover the truth about yourself in Endling, a short, quirky sci-fi mystery about freedom, choice, and loneliness.

Controls:
Movement - W, A, S, D
Pickup/Drop - LMB
Throw - RMB
Menu - Esc

The Team:
Magnus Laursen - Writer
Marcus Grossen - Programmer
Martin Hansen - Game Designer
Mathias Schifter - Programmer
Nilas Røpke - Art Designer
Rickard Fernández Mossner - Project Manager
@ IT University of Copenhagen

If you enjoyed the game, please consider leaving us a rating - thank you for playing!

StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows
Release date May 25, 2021
Rating
(57)
Authors03gle, NilasRD, Magnusaur, Martin, RIMO, moobhoot
GenreAdventure
Made withUnity
Tags3D, First-Person, Funny, Multiple Endings, Mystery, Sci-fi, Short, Story Rich, Surreal, Walking simulator
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
AccessibilityTextless

Download

Download
endling-win.zip 1 GB
Version 1 Jun 10, 2021
Download
endling_artbook.pdf 111 MB

Development log

Comments

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I knew I was in for a weird game, but I never would have guessed where it ended up going!

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hey man this was surprisingly good, thanks for the play

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I've never felt this level of appreciation at ikea before.

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So funky and weird! Loved the little touches, the AI was actually one of the few I could enjoy in video games! Can't wait to see more from the creator! It was the third game I checked out in this weird game compilation!

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Really inmersive experience, great work on the house interiors. Enjoyed the final turn. Thank you for this artpiece.

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This was a good game really liked the atmosphere

bom mas o jogo ta um pouco curto

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I do like a certain kind of insect, but not when they are the size of the earth... great game and I hope to see more of this type of game from you :) 

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hell yeah

why oh why can't this be released for all the platforms out there? it's annoying to dual-boot just to play a game especially since with unity it's literally usually one click to support everyone..

I beg you to do a 32 bits PC version or ill die, i need to play this.

im downloading 64 bit on a laptop lol

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It's so Philip Dick-esque. Good, very good. I praise your work, well done.

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I hate having a bad PC because i cant play this :(

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Another day, another video made. 
Still a bit upset I didn't get to see the dog 

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Great game! Had a lot of fun breaking things. https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1118342266

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It's great !

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Niice

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Alright, I've played this game, and here are my thoughts.  This is one really deep game, a game that got me to open up on some of my social issues (and a few fears).  The choices were interesting, but I often wished there could of been more to chose from.  I do think it was a dirty trick that you didn't tell us what we were choosing until we chose since I thought that the image of the ocean was really a forest.  for a short experience it was a good one, and one that I do recommend, so keep up the good work!!

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Played the game. I really liked it.

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Great game! Had so much fun playing and recording it. It had a lot of interesting quirks and assets that made the mystery-solving a fun experience.

The ending was great! I didn't hear what the narrator said at that part the first time around, which had me going on like a 2-minute monologue trying to figure out what it all meant, haha! 

Great stuff devs! Looking forward to more projects.

Please check out the video and my channel: VladMan.
Thank you!

(btw this game was recorded before you guys posted about the secret)

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published 69 days ago..

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I LOVE this game. 10/10 you should get it.

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i thought this was one mb but now i know its a gb D:

i did it and it fun it look like it a vr

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strong yes

i would download but for some reason it only shows up as a folder for me

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When pressing 'download', you should ideally receive a file named 'endling-win.zip'. You need to extract that using software like 7-Zip or WinRAR, then locate the file named 'endling.exe' in the folder :). Hope that helps.

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you can actually just extract files inside of file explorer without using third-party applications. Just sayin'

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bro this game is amazing It took me a while to throw and find out the ending but its amazing what are you doing reading this comment play it you too creators  

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i just tried this game even though it is pretty short it has a really creative story that i love, i wish i could support you!

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I know

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Una palabra: Oro

Este "juego" es una de las mejores experiencias que he tenido a pesar de su simplicidad, o lo rápido que es terminarlo.

10/10  en especial para los que buscan algo más profundo que los juegos "populares".

Sólo faltaría que pudiera cambiar el idioma de audio y uffff, de todos modos, el ingles que usan no es muy complicado.

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non ho ancora capito cosa devi fare pero mi sembra gia bello

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Interesting proposal, I have enjoyed seeing how the game was changing, the only downside is that I expected something strong for the end, but I liked it. I have loved the Voyager references, Carl Sagan would be happy to see it.

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this game is amazing and I love it! shed a tear of how incredible this game was, it may be short but i can say that it is my favorite or one of my favorite games. have a lovely day!

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The constant referencing to the Voyager Golden Record with it's paintings, I found to be interesting in this game.


If you don't know, it was a 6 hour long vinyl record sent from scientists into the space, so that if aliens find and play it, it will represent the music and sounds of the earth. 

The paintings in the game (even mathematical sequences) are from the package too. It's still probably flying somewhere in space.

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Where meatballs?

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cool :]

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clean
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So many choices! If given options in life, what would you chose? Red? Blue? Dogs? Spiders...?

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Thank you so much for the video! The entire team really enjoyed watching it!

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You're very welcome! It's a great game and I kinda hope it gets turned into something bigger. The concept is great! 

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Looking awesome! I'm installing it right now, congratulations devs :)

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Thank you so much! Hope you enjoy it!

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An interesting concept for a game. 

I can only complain about a few things, and they are minor. The physics are a little weird at times, and subtitles would have been a great feature. (I had seen it mentioned by a previous user to which RIMO responded " We did implement subtitles but they were not perfect, so we decided to not have them on per default.")

Despite the game having a few rough points it is overall a great game and a great experience. I personally enjoyed how thoroughly the assets were implemented in a way that was visually appealing, each room felt unique and each asset was fitting in it's placement. The lines were well timed for an average playthrough, and fit the environment they occurred in perfectly. They spoke to the player and the character independently at the same time. The lines felt appropriate to be said to the character and helped the player understand what they needed to do in the section. The narration being projected from speakers in the rooms really added the effect of an outside source monitoring the character and taking note of their choices and actions. For the player it is a great experience to learn the lore of a game, and it was done well here. The story remained intact while slowly letting the player in on the secret. Things like the narrator messing up the word "breakfast", and the choice of pets the character receives. (Sidenote: choosing between a dog and a spider was an excellent choice for development) The lighting and shadows felt natural and well implemented, adding depth and detail to the environment.  A lot of effort went into the production of this game and it is clear to see it was worth it.

(Spoilers in the next section)

I really enjoyed how the game prepared you to break the glass to escape to the outside of the building. It set up the idea of leaving the room while maintaining integrity of the story. The way the players focus is shifted toward the glass was amazingly done, the sound and visual cues lined up perfectly and created an amazing display of real effort and real reward.

Like I said before, great game and great experience. The game was amazing through and through, an excellent game overall.

~AverageGamePlayer

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Wow, thank you so much for the kind and insightful words! We feel incredibly lucky and privileged to receive such thorough feedback! I'm really happy you enjoyed the game, and we'll be sure to let you know if and when we finally (re)implement subtitles!

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Reminds me of the Stanley Parable a little bit

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