I LITERALLY CRIED THIS IS SO SAD
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very sad game, the art was amazing though. controls a bit finnick but once i got more used to it i got kinda better.
short and sad story of two little rats, I felt so smart when I got a grip on the controls haha.
Amazing story telling. I have a pet hamster and idk why it made me feel so sad. Even more since my old hamster passed away.
So, I made a big video all about the fear of rats. In this video I include a horror novel trilogy, four rat-themed horror games (including this one, Rattenkonig) I also discuss rat kings and other rat-themed phenomena, and also a serial killer with the alter ego of a humanoid rat.
But, regarding this game in particular, I felt it was very unique. It is incredibly simplistic, yet rich with symbolism all the same. The gameplay is okay, being a 2d platformer where you're constantly anchored back by the deadweight of your rotting rat sibling, knotted at the tail with yours. The concept is fantastic. I do wish the game was a tad bit longer, though, as the controls are a bit wonky - and the second I got used to the controls, the game was practically over.
Nonetheless, for a free gaming experience, it's more than decent.
Such a sad story...
It's a shame I didn't discover this great game until now。。Interesting operation and graphics，with a really sad story about two rats😢and it made me sad for many days。。
Also thanks to the author for the wonderful game experience！Look forward to new works : )
Fiz uma história bem triste e emocionante. Assistam
Great experience, super sad though. The ending was tough
Unique game, good work :)
good game! this game makes me very emotional & unexpected ending. looking forward for your next project. here my gameplay... :)
una idea única y alocada, me encanta! este es un gran juego corto con una idea muy idealizada y obtenida
What was the Guitar music in the ending scene? I like it!
Great, dramatic and touchy horror game.
oh my god I want more visual games from this creator. It's so short but the way the story goes hits me hard. I love the drawing style is amazing. I believe you can make more wonderful sad depression stories. Make the story longer next time please.
Hit me and let me enjoy more!
Cool game that desperately needs some space optimizations. A sub-10 minute 2D physics platformer really shouldn't come in anywhere near 762MB.
the 4 uncompressed videos in the game files:
ok but actually maybe I will patch this down the line thank u for the feedback
Well that was heart-wrenching...2D Animation was spot on, perfect for the narrative of the story. My failings at physics based games created additional longevity to this, to the point of nearly rage quitting, but all in all I thought this was a valiant effort by the developer
Simple and effective Physics puzzle design
Left me wanting more!
What's your source for the music at the end?
ball rat easter egg
best rat narrative
Not quite as thrilling as "Collect Orbs"
too scary. far far too scary by far. I was scared.