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About the game

The Interview is a short, atmospheric horror and mockumentary game about a place you don't want to work.


Game controls

Please bring a keyboard and mouse to your interview.

MoveW,A,S,D or Arrow Keys
RunShift
InteractLeft Mouse Button
PauseEscape

About the project

Thank you for checking out The Interview. My goal with this short game, was to poke fun at corporate life while also creating an unsettling experience. I hope it gives you a chuckle and a scare.

As this is my first game, I'm genuinely interested in hearing your thoughts and feedback in the comments below. Feel free to also report any bugs you encounter too. I appreciate your time.

If you feel inclined to toss any coins my way, rest assured they'll be used to fund future games.

To follow along and learn about new games, you can find me at:
https://geoff.games
https://twitter.com/geoffa

Updated 13 days ago
Published 23 days ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows
Rating
(24)
AuthorGeoff Alday
GenreAdventure, Puzzle
Made withUnity, Adobe Photoshop
Tags3D, Atmospheric, Creepy, First-Person, Horror, Narrative, Psychological Horror, Short, Singleplayer
Average sessionA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Mouse

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the-interview-2021-02-06.zip 195 MB

Development log

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My WORST Job Interview EVER!...😅

This game is a lot of fun to play and has fun and interesting elements. I really like it

This is actually a pretty fun game with a mix of elements that blend well together, I really liked it. 

Hi, I've made a video about the game and wanted to share some feedback about it :D hopefully it is useful to you :)

-The main idea and the short story on the game are pretty amazing.

-Visually the game looks pretty well.

-The gameplay mechanics chosen work pretty well and give the player a very solid gameplay experience.

-I would like to see another game like this or a longer version of this one because there's a lot of potential on this one.

Hopefully this is useful to you :D, also if you could subscribe that would help me a lot :)

Regards

Haha, what a twist ending, I had no idea what to expect! Fun game!

Hey all! I very much enjoyed the game, the posters were hilarious, and the game was just overall a nice 10-15 minute experience, I recommend! Made a video right here:

Curious game. I liked the anti-inspirational posters and the overall strangeness of the game. Starts at 6:58 in the video!

Всю прошел за 5 мин!=)
И да, я совсем не понял посыл этой игры)

that was genuinly great. The posters created the perfect unsettling atmosphere. I really liked the "Always (c)losing" text. Lastly, i have to say, you nailed the feeling of  a superior breathing down your neck in that password room. I hope i dont have to experience something like that in my workplace , thanks for showing me a sneak peek i guess ;P . Great work, Congrats!

gave me chill

Awesome Game! Got me a few times loved the idea of it! 

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Bit late to the party, but I just completed a "First 15" review of the game...very good effort overall, and I'm looking forward to playing it all the way through soon!

Thanks! I’ll check it out. Appreciate you making the video and playing.

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Great game! Very different from what I expected.

I made a video, but it is in Portuguese.

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Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it as it is quite different.

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Interesting game, I didn't find it as "scary" as I was hoping, but it got me a couple times. I'm wondering if it would help to add the robot enemies in the cave as well? Anyway I added it to my playlist here if you wanna check it out!

Thank you. I will definitely check it out. I do think there is a lot more I could do here. I like that idea.

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Great game! Love how you can combine the unsettling feeling with a bit of goofiness! Loved it!

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Thanks! Was definitely going for unsettling and subtle humor. Appreciate the thoughts and video.

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a nice business meeting

Thanks! It’s fun watching people from different countries and backgrounds play this. I appreciate the video.

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I think you did a really good job for this to be your first game. I got spooked by the cardboard dude. And the corporate world dark humor was PERFECT. The atmosphere was SO unsettling. I will say the low turning radius my character had made turning a little difficult and the small hitbox to activate the button when I had to escape the robot, BUT I DID MAKE IT OUT, so it's not impossible, and it felt rewarding. Like really rewarding. The story was weird and didn't make sense when it was over, but I feel like that's the nuance of a lot of indie games, being weird and nonsensical. It doesn't need to make sense. Just have fun. Anyway, good job Geoff! I hope to see much more from you!

I appreciate the feedback. It’s all been really helpful in understanding what works and what doesn’t. Thanks for taking the time to play it and for letting me know what you think!

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This one kept me on edge and guessing until the end. Fun short experience. Loved the posters.

Thanks! Glad you loved the posters. I had a lot of fun making those. There is a lot of source material to work with there.

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Such a fun, creepy, and unsettling experience! The ending took me by surprise for sure. That cardboard cutout man was gonna give me a heart attack! I really look forward to more of your titles!

Thank you! It’s funny how a cardboard cut out can be scary. Who knew? Thanks for providing feedback and for making the video.

I know right?? Of all the things that I thought couldn't be scary haha. You're welcome!

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Hello sir, did a gameplay video on this the good and bad is in description.

Thanks for the video and feedback! It is greatly appreciated. Very helpful.

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Was a really well made game! The cardboard dude spokoed me a lot and the little jokes about negative remarks at the beginning was done well! The whole atmosphere and everything was done well, and the little hidden things you put around was also really fun to find! Great little game to play!

Thanks! I appreciate the thorough feedback. Hope all is well!

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Pretty nice little game. Solid atmosphere and flow through the game. And some humorous elements as well. 

*spoiler* the cardboard cut-out surprised me pretty good a couple times. :)

Awesome job for a first game!

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Thanks I really appreciate it and thanks for the video. Hope all is well!

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cool concept

Thank you.

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Didn't realize an interview could be so terrifying!  Great horror game had fun giving it a try!  I also included the game in my 3 horror games video.

Thanks for the feedback and the video. It’s very helpful.

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I didn't find it unsettling as most have said, but I understand how it can give off that feeling - the deeper meaning behind the environment you're taken, the way you're spoken to by the interviewer, the answers you're forced to give, and the nonsensical tasks you're assigned are all satirical of big, corporate companies that turn you into a yuppy. Nonetheless, considering most gamers have sensed the uneasiness that was intended, proving the mocking was effective, I would've preferred it to be darker and deeper. Still, I enjoyed the game; it's great as a standalone video or for a '3 Short Scary Games' compilation. Great job, Geoff!

The thumbnail I made was inspired by the ending as it reminded me of the robots seen on Terminator 3.

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Thanks! I appreciate the thorough critique. There are definitely a lot of places you could take a concept like this. Especially darker places. I did though want to keep this fairly light hearted while trying out some subtle horror elements. Your feedback is very helpful.

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bad

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Hey thanks for giving it a shot. I appreciate the feedback.

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The end took a few tries, but I enjoyed it overall! Check out my playthrough!

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Thanks for the feedback and video. I appreciate it!

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I like the concept. However the control sensitivity is way too low, I could barely click anything. I couldn't get passed the part with the robot bug thing because the screen was going at about 3 FPS. I had to give up because I couldn't continue.

Thanks for the feedback. I’ve noticed in a few of the videos low and choppy frame rates during that part. I’m curious what GPU and CPU you are using to play. Sorry about that. Glad you like the concept.

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Interesting game. I did not really get the ending, but i would like to see more games from this developer.

Thanks for the video and feedback. I agree the ending can feel a bit off. It is a strange place to work.

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MANO, O DESGRAÇADO ME FEZ ME CAGAR TODO KAKAKAKA

Thanks for the video and for playing!

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This game is great :)

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Thanks I appreciate the feedback.

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this was very interesting. i wish it has more jumpscares than the cheap jumpscare i got at the puzzle code part. a very good quality game. keep up the good work!

Thanks for the feedback and for playing. I’ve always been curious what qualifies as a cheap jump scare. I’ve heard some people say *every* jump scare is cheap. :) So I added a similar element but without the sounds and movement you typically see. It has gotten a lot of people. 

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This was deffinitly a interesting short horror game. I wish i got a little more in the end. Ironically i just had a job interview not to long ago. wish it was like this game, would of made things more interesting lol.

Thanks for the video and congrats on the new job!

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This was such a great concept for a horror game! I loved the dark humor throughout, just felt like the ending felt a little out of place. 


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Thanks for the video and feedback. I appreciate it. I agree the ending is a bit odd. I tweaked the ending line a bit, in a recent version I uploaded, to make the story end in a marginally more logical way. There is definitely a lot more to do here. I wanted to get my first game concept out there. Quirks and all. I’m learning a ton from the process.

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This game is quite nice! I am a youtuber from Malaysia! I hope the game can be publish soon ! This is the gameplay that i played hope you enjoy it! 

Thanks! I appreciate it.

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THE INTERVIEW HAS MADE IT INTO THE 8TH EDITION OF GAMES OF TERROR! 

I REALLY LIKED THE SURREAL ATOMSPHERE OF THIS GAME WHICH MADE IT MORE SPOOKY SO FANTASTIC GAME AND GOOD WORK!

Thank you for the video and feedback. Hope all is well!

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This was really interesting 

It’s definitely not a place you want to work. Thanks for the video and feedback!

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is this game ok for kids to play

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absolutely

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There isn’t any gore, blood, bad language, etc. It wasn’t meant to be very scary either. Consider it a simulation of interviewing at a weird company with a highly passive-aggressive employee.

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very different game bruh enjoyed it

is this game ok for kids to pla

Thanks for playing! Appreciate the video and feedback.

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Had a blast playing this game! Nice unique concept, and it was executed really well. Overall good job dev!

Thanks! I appreciate the video and the thoughts. 

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