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CAN YOU SEE IT? In the first game of The Working Parts, a lone frog descends into the depths of a flooded forest, not yet knowing the full extent of its tragedy. To survive in a brutal, oxygen-obsessed ecosystem, you must help it see the patterns and hidden truths that make up the system - horrible as they may be. Kotaku says: "They Breathe is proof that you don't need realistic graphics or complicated gameplay to tell a horrifying story." Currently on STEAM GREENLIGHT Please vote for They Breathe if you like it!

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Just a short heads-up that we've finally set up They Breathe's very own Greenlight page.
If you like the game, is curious about it, or just generally want to give us a helping hand for no cost, please head over there and vote!

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We've also got our magnum opus, Residue, up on Greenlight. It's a more ambitious title that you may want to check out: Steamcommunity.com

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They Save

They Save

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Hugo made an update to They Breathe so that you can now save the game.

A peek at the Working Parts' upcoming adventure...

A peek at the Working Parts' upcoming adventure...

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Everything is happening at once! In the midst of re-releasing They Breathe, Steam Greenlight pops up and The Working Parts immediately mobilize to unveil...

They Breathe Released on Desura

They Breathe Released on Desura

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A lone frog descends into the depths of a flooded forest, not yet knowing the full extent of its tragedy.

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CognacCologne
CognacCologne

Is there any particular reward for saving all the frogs? I saved some of them, others ended up being jellyfish bait. All I got is that you meet all the frogs you rescued at the surface upon finishing the game. Is there more to it if you save ALL of them?

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SomaticDefilement
SomaticDefilement

How to run it in a window?

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cvladan
cvladan

Can´t run the demo. The screen goes black and then dumps me back to desktop. Any suggestions?

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pacerdawn
pacerdawn

This game was extremly confusing right out of the gate, I had no idea what to do. There is no ibdicator about how much air you have, so the only way to know is to know which sounds mean you are running low (again, something you have to figure out). The graphics are huge on screen. So even though the main point of this game is to avoid things, you are barely given any room to do that avoiding.

But the biggest negative about this game is the frustration. For example, there is a wave of 6 or so Jellyfish that take up pretty much the entire screen giving you barely any room to avoid them. Bubbles are random, so it was pure luck if you could get them over bubbles while keeping your own (unknown) air supply up. They kept catching me and I had to be lucky for there to be a bubble near by. After about 7-8 attempts at this I got so frustrated I deleted the game.

A good game should NEVER make the player frustrated. Frustration is not a fun game mechanic for most people, and I'm not sure why developers keep implementing that in the name of "challenge". There are a few people who have to be frustrated to feel like the game is challenging, but I'm not one of those.

I hope you guys do well, but this is a nitch game and it isn't for me, sorry.

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Nikaas
Nikaas

I haven't played this game but...

OMG that's WHOLE 7 attempts!

I really think that you should be open and say that you like spoon-feeding. I think no one will laugh... a lot :P

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TheVampire100
TheVampire100

For some reason the size of the game window doesn't fit my screen.
The whole bottom of the game is missing after I started to play.
There are also no options to change that.
Some advice?

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TheVampire100
TheVampire100

Found a way by myself, I changed the game to wondowed mode.
This game is actually a lot of fun, so I created a Youtube Video about it.

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letionbard
letionbard

This game have plentiful narrative without single text line. I like it.

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YukoValis
YukoValis

I thought this was really creepy, I mean at first I didn't expect it to be, and when the creatures came I was like *shrug* isn't that bad.. but.. when I found out what makes the creature I was a bit horrified for a bit. Yes the game is a bit confusing at first, but it's not a lot to take in and confuse you. The creatures don't like air, so if they hit too many air bubbles facing you they will die. The "cow form" as people seem to call it will be made stronger by the air bubble (If you think about it, that makes sense) and so will charge at you. But since those rely on the head section it eventually will run out of air. My one complaint is figuring what to do at the end, you really should have some notification, or an example that happens because I just kept killing the creatures until I thought "I need to do something else don't I?"

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I liked this game, but IT IS a massive waste of time. The story and presentation is good, however, this is the worst 3 bucks I have ever spent. Here is why. Compelling doesn't automatically make the game’s story lasting. I feel like for my $3, I got a demo, not a full game. It gets me interested, then it just ends. There is noting answered, just a lot of desires left. Like I paid for a prostitute, but she got away just after unzipped my jeans. This isn’t a game at all. Old adventure games have…

Feb 18 2013 by SadOnion

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RT @zilvis78: New vid is They Breathe "What Lies Beneath?" Youtu.be Cool concept from @TheWorkingParts can't wait to check out Residue now!

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RT @Hanneswall: If anyone of my followers haven't played They Breathe by @TheWorkingParts, I highly recommend you do! Great little atmospheric game!

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RT @DiablerieGaming: Bought a 2 dollar Steam game. Pulled out the Kermit voice. Made a video. Youtu.be @TheWorkingParts T.co

Aug 30 2015

RT @Zet237: @TheWorkingParts I just played through They Breathe. Now I love frogs and hate cows and jellyfish. Great...

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