love your game its pretty cool thank you :):):)
He Keeps Me Here
A downloadable game for Windows
This game was created in it's entirety within a week originally for fun as a way for me to appreciate the love & coaching that the original Developer Matt Reeves had instilled in me.
For those of you that know my personal journey on switching careers & becoming an indie game developer, this was the game that started it all. My interaction with developers, my passion for wanting to make games & inspiration & courage to do what I wanted to do for a change.
He keeps me here is about a guy struggling with his own reality, feeling no self worth, trapped in what feels like an alternate world. That said, the game starts pretty abruptly, and doesn't tell you much. I think that's the best way for this game to start, and I think it's better to play it for yourself, as the story is intended to be discovered rather than explained. There is a depth to this story, separate from my own story.
I highly recommend you go & check out the original version either first or after this as both are not long at all. Matt put a lot of time into the original of this game & it would great if people could not only support me as you all have, but also support him. Without Matt, I wouldn't be here making games, that's the simple truth. He works hard at everything he does & is making some killer games that I can't wait to show you all.
Thanks for checking out this remake/homage to "He Keeps Me Here" & I look forward to you all playing! Please check out my Twitter & Patreon which are linked in the credits of the game :)
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Since I deleted the original video, I decided to revisit this game. Also, a fan wanted me to revisit it. This game is still pretty decent for what it is.
great game! It was the 3rd game we played in a 3 random games video!!
Well made short game Love it ! Game here:Second game play. Please subscribe!!
hehe thanks for playing. It's an allegory for depression.
No self worth etc etc.
Then you defeat your inner demons & become strong
Congrats, man. This is the 13th highest horror focused game on Itch.io!
Interesting little game, honestly left me quite confused.
hey man, thanks for playing. Just so you know, if you want more context about the game check out some of the comments in this thread. I explain a little more about the story for this game.
Also check out the original by Matt Reeves. He’s a friend of mine & this was one of the first projects of his that I played which ultimately lead me down this route.
Thanks again for checking out the game
This was so intriguing and confusing at the same time!!
Thanks so much for playing! The game is actually based on depression, having no self worth & overcoming your demons. Feeling trapped is a part of all of that, hence why you can't leave.
THE BUILD UP WAS CRAZY!!!
It took a while for something to happen but when it did it was TERRIFYING! I also feel there was a deeper meaning to this game that I didn't understand but nonetheless keep up the great work. Also the volume was really loud. (2nd game)
Thanks so much for checking out the game. Really appreciate it. The meaning behind the game is about depression. Having no self worth, feeling trapped. Not everyone gets it & that’s fine, but none the less, I really appreciate you taking the time to play :)
I loved the original game and Matt Reeves' work so I had to play this! Great take on it and looking forward to more games by you!
I've played that horror game before. It's fun. I like it. It's weird
thanks man! Yeah my buddy Matt made the original back in 2018 so wanted to show some appreciation by making my own version :)
This game was exciting yet odd. It had a weird twist, and I also kinda broke this game lol.
Aaron is a great dev and a super nice guy. I've enjoyed the stuff he's made before so looking forward to getting stuck into this one too :)
Thank you so much for making this!! I am absolutely honored. I really enjoyed getting to play this and see your interpretation of it. I love the way you made it your own, and added different pieces to it, like the reverse dialogue. Also, the creature was way more interesting than mine, haha. Very well done Aaron, and thank you so much for the kind words!
Hey Aaron! Thanks a bunch for the game, I played both yours & Matts´s in this video. This game had a lot of more depth than just what I could get from the gameplay, it was truly emotional more than scary to me. I felt the struggle. You guys did a fantastic job on portraying the feeling, my hat off to both of you!
Hey Anii! Thanks so much for the kind words & for playing, supporting me on here & being a genuine hooman. Love ya!
Very creepy and well done! That scare got me good! Great job devs!
A good, short, disconcerting horror game, and one where it's obvious some personal feeling was poured in. Check it out! Maybe before watching the video ;)
GREAT SHORT HORROR GAME
Ok igrica, kratka i jednostavna, ima svoju koncepciju i temu, te sretno sa daljnom gradnjom!
He keeps me there. Can I come over here now? I'd like to be kept here.
No he’s still here. If you come here, he will keep you here, best to be kept there, away from here
He keeps me here. In the comment section. It's cool here, lots of videos to watch, ya know. Anyway. He keeps me here.
He kept me there: The sequel
He is going to keep me there: The prequel
congrats on the game Aaron. Very good!
It's an interesting short horror game!
I recommend to play the game then watch the video to avoid spoilers!!!
dude thanks so much for playing! I really like how you did a deep dive on the meaning behind the game. For the most part yeah, you are spot on. I left you a comment on YouTube & a like on the video. Make sure to follow me on here if you aren’t already as there is a game jam game I’m working on that will be coming June 15th.
Thanks again for playing. Much appreciated :)
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Nice horror game
thanks for playing the game. Really appreciate it. Have you checked out the original?
GREAT SHORT HORROR GAME
Reimagining another developers game is an interesting way to see how 2 people take the same story and basis and work it into their own style. It's hard to pick which I enjoyed more as they both have their own charm and personality, and thanks for reminding me of one of Matt's earliest works.
Thanks so much for playing dude, I really appreciate your support. As you probably read, Matt was a huge inspiration to me for starting in the indie game world, so I asked if I could redo this & he was more than happy to let me.
As always, I appreciate the time you take to play these games of mine & make videos. You are the best!
Hello, I played this game and I liked it, I vaguely remember watching a playthrough of the original game, good work Aaron :)
Thanks so much for playing! I am a close friend of Matt's & he was my main inspiration of getting into game development. I really appreciate the time you take to play these games & make videos. :)
Amazing game dev and good atmosphere
Thanks so much for playing. Checked out your channel as per usual & left you some love. Also, when you have time, remember to check out Matt Reeves :)
aaron, whatever knocking sound effect you used mixed with the fact that you used a sound effect that was my exact doorbell made me frantically get up to answer my door (which is always scary enough, right?) and i missed the jumpscare! so of course i had to replay it! hahaha. good going dude!
Thanks so much! The knocking actually got me due to the binaural audio. I didn’t expect it to out that good ;) thanks for playing mate
Very nice game, very close to the original, but it has its own twists and things going on, well done Aaron once again! 🤘