A downloadable game for Windows

In Arms of Static is a surrealist game that focuses on narrative through strange images and scenarios inspired by the La La Land games made by Matt Aldridge. Everything in the game was made by me. The game has six unique endings and takes around 40 minutes to an hour to play through entirely. 

Controls: W A S D for movement, E to interact, ESC to instantly quit the game.
Soundtrack
Tools: GameMaker Studio,  Audacity,  MuseScore 3.

If you get a "D3DXCompile failed" error, download this.

Thanks for playing.

Updated 4 days ago
Published 29 days ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows
Rating
(2)
AuthorCurtis Lacey
Tags2D, artgame, Atmospheric, Dark, Experimental, GameMaker, Horror, Multiple Endings, Pixel Art, Surreal

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In Arms of Static.exe 12 MB

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the game wont work for me, it crashes upon opening the wooden door!

Does it give an error message? I can't look into it until later tomorrow, sorry!

error code is:

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FATAL ERROR in Vertex Shader compilation
ShaderName: shader_wave

D3DXCompile failed - result

at gml_Object_obj_back_Draw_0
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stack frame is
gml_Object_obj_back_Draw_0 (line -1)


tried reinstalling game multiple times, os is windows 10

Try downloading this: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=35 That should fix it, let me know if it doesn't!

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thanks, that fixed it!  got 5 of the endings:

hand

fish eat cat

fish destroy heaven

there is no reward 

sinew boy


how do i get the other ending? talking to the static people seems to have no impact

Empty hand/Full hand are two separate endings, so you got them all. Thanks for playing!

Hey I watch that guy's videos (neco the sergal)

I don't get why no one else has posted yet, but, comical enough since I look and am reminded the history I already have with your previous game, Sinew, although if I recall, I gave my criticisms and all that. I can safely say that I am enjoying the depth and intrigue that this game is providing, will delve further.

Thanks for playing! Don't overthink the endings, you've already got two  :)

I got two already o.O? So, eaten by the birds and standing on the hand were two endings?

Yep!