This game is broken, since the external websites has gone offline.

The final product is now considered lost media. Thank you for playing.

"My dad passed away a few years ago. It doesn't bother me much.
I inherited his old computer. It's been in police custody since
his passing, and has finally been released to me.
It might hold some answers to what happened to him."

Explore your dads old computer in DISOWN95. Use the real world internet
to find and connect the clues to find out what happened to him.

Remember to use Google if you're stuck! If you're really stuck - you can check out the walkthrough here!

Created for Brackeys Game Jam 2022, 
with the theme "It is not real"

StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, HTML5
Rating
Rated 3.9 out of 5 stars
(9 total ratings)
AuthorDeklaration
GenrePuzzle
Made withGameMaker
Tagscomputer, Detective, windows95
Average sessionA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse

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what's up, i got a lot of trouble to acess the forum where mike posted something, is it out or it's related to my browser configuration?

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Oh, that sucks! That's the issue when relying on external websites when building a game, sometimes a site disappears and just like that - the game is broken. I'll have to keep that in mind when making games in the future.
Too bad you weren't able to play it as intended!

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don´t worry, i played the game already. I was just trying to capture the part of the verycomputer forum for a video i'm making. I have a tiktok channel called Rakatagreymatter, give a look. I'm gonna post something about Disown95 there anyway lol 

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Awesome video, I don’t speak a word Portuguese but it looks dope. Thanks for checking it out!

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Did... did you make an entire web forum by yourself just for this game?  I'm impressed lol

omg it goes deeper!

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I wish! The game was created in just five days for a GameJam. The forum is actually real! Freaky!

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whoa haha.  Really cool find, it looks like a totally dead forum... I'll have to browse it further to see what else is going on there.

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There's just something so intriguing with the internet forums from the 90's.  You can really get lost in those things.

Wow! I've never been dragged around through different tabs like this in a game, very interesting! Had to use the guide a few times but I'm trash at puzzles haha. Amazing game!

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i did load diary and nothing happen

a file should have appeared on the desktop. 

You have to enter it exactly as it is on the note - no spaces or anything.  Took me a bit to figure out

Very intriguing so far, I just beat Mike's highscore before exploring most of the PC but now I'm trying to run the LOAD *"DIARY"* command on the command panel, and it just doesn't work. I'm not sure if I'm just supposed to press enter or something else but I'm stumped. May be my fault.

Hm, that’s odd. That would work, and a new file should have appeared on the desktop. Are you sure it didn’t? It might be easy to miss. 

I couldn't recall any additional files appearing, and I most definitely checked twice! :( a bummer for me but I'm still interested in the story, so I might just try again soon!

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I suspect a lot of people were making the same mistake I was - adding spaces between the commands:

load  *"diary"*

[EDIT] Actually, it works both ways... I'm not sure how I messed it up the first few times lol

hi!! I know this is from a bit ago but I'm having an issue on browser where after I put the password for the blog, nothing comes up (also Mac user) I love the concept of this and would love to be able to play it further!

Hm, I haven't been able to test it out on a Macintosh. The game should open a new tab, and direct you to a website. I haven't run into any issues with pop-up blockers, but that might be the problem. You can use this link here if you wish to keep playing.  

Sorry for the inconvenience, thanks for checking out this game!

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Hey! So glad you liked it! Made Mikes highscore stupid high, so you wouldn’t accidentally beat it and erase his name! Kind of a dumb fix to a problem, now that I think about it. 

Yes, exactly! He writes about something in the diary, that he will make a post about online. If you find it, you’ll find the password to the Blog. Let me know if you need ant help!

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Would love to check this out but currently having troubles figuring out how to maximize the screen. Any options in the future to allow a fullscreen mode? Currently using a 4k monitor and any options to make apps bigger is still quite small to be able to navigate through the game.

how do I 'LOAD ."DIARY".'?

stuck here

Hi! Open cmd.exe and type the command LOAD *”DIARY”*. The handwriting isn’t the best, so it’s easy to mistake the asterisk for a period. 

thanks!

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Loved the aesthetic and the spooky skull up there. Very cool.

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Really admire the aesthetic of this game, love the retro feel and uncanny nostalgic feeling it brings. Great work with it!

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Hey :D 

I don't know if your game is finished yet ;-) but should I be able to find the diary somehow?

Really like how the game feels so far.

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Hey!

It is finished! Try to find his post online by doing a Google search. He mentions a word in capital letters in his diary that might yield in some results. I know it’s a bit tricky, I’m trying to come up with a hint system. Thanks for playing, let me know if you need any help! I’ll add a spoiler below! 👇🏻 


SPOILER: search for winlose95 on google!