I want to know what's going on here.

What if... we actually got a bit more information?

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What if November 16th is the release of the best game in the world and it turns us all into Zombies?

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Guess what, guys! My time machine is finally finished! Forget going back and stopping Hitler or something like that, I'm heading to Nov. 16th. See you there.

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AHA! I knew there was something strange about the banner. The talk about November 16th is nothing but a red herring to throw us off track. Here's the thing: If you go to the other side of the picture (you know, like going around a fence) you can clearly see a link on the top right. Here it is: http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/9223/whatifk.jpg

I followed the URL, but now I'm stuck again...

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Notice the sudden pause of comments as everyone tries the above link. =P

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Brilliant, Donut! This confirms my theory, yes, my word, you may well ask what it is, this theory of mine. Well, this theory, that I have, that is to say, which is mine... is mine. This theory, which belongs to me, is as follows... (more throat clearing) This is how it goes... (clears throat) The next thing that I am about to say is my theory. (clears throat) Ready?

*rocks back after multiple JIG'ers slap him silly* Okay, okay! Yeesh! My theory, whic-*thwap* Ow!

Okay, my th-*wince* hey! What if the theme 'Failure' _really_did_win_, and they're just waiting until then to spring the surprise on us all?

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Do we really have to wait til nov 16th???

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What if great things are to follow?

I'm excited!

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Stuck on

October 23

. Anyone able to help?

(*laughs to self) Oh, comment abuse... >:D

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Also, Donut, how did you find that?

I can't find it on the picture anywhere myself.

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What if a five-ounce swallow could carry a one-pound coconut?

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The walkthrough was really helpful. Thanks Muttroid!

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I'm definitely intrigued.

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The lack of grammar is puzzling. Jay, I thought you were better than that. The correct wording for the above question should be "which if?".

Is this a Nostradamus thing? Could write a whole trailer from those two words.

What if.. November the 16th didn't come.
What if.. It came, and the surprise wasn't surprising.
What if.. There was a game, a game so big, it needed 25 days to load.
What if.. Jay decides to give up, and the anti-climax is too much for the JiGers to take.
What if... November 16th. Coming to A JayIsGames near you....

Anyway...

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What if...
a dinosaur swoops in your window and steals your breakfast on the morning of November 16th? Would it be the beginning of an awesome day, or the beginning of THE MOST awesome day?

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Patreon VIP Chiktionary October 23, 2009 2:36 AM

We're being watched...
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@ @
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what if?

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...That's 2 days after my birthday...o.o

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Anonymous October 23, 2009 2:46 AM

The fact that this had a walkthrough confused me even more. Mission accomplished, guys.

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I've gotten as far a I can tonight. I'll have to try

waiting

again tomorrow.

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Wow, this was a really quick one, but extremely deep. After I finished it I was left asking a lot of questions, and it really got me thinking. Definitely 5 mushrooms out of 5.

I managed to get through this one without the walkthrough too!

Mew.

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Well.. a few days after my birthday too..

What if.. what if I didn't have posted a comment?

What if I didn't knew about this site?

What if the 16th november was the deadline for the Casual Gameplay Design competition #6?

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How intriguing. I'd be a bit surprised if this was just about one game, unless it's literally the best game in the world ever.

So maybe some groundbreaking development of JiG? Like reinstating the 'next' and 'previous' links? ;) Or abandoning advertising and those Windows-only download games?

Oh well, I can dream...

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Hey that's my birthday!

What if Jay comes to my party...?

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Meh. I'm sleepy.

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If my browser freezes at some point, do I have to start waiting all over?

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Guess we'll just have to

make a note about this

and

wait till November 16

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What if JIG just did this because they were having a bad day and needed a laugh at the wonderful variety of comments posted =]?

Just over 3 weeks to wait, best make a cuppa tea in the meantime.

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Surely there's a time machine somewhere...

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So weird...

[Edit by Kaleigh]

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Against my wishes, I find myself intrigued.

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OK I'll bite...What if?

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La Dama Duende October 23, 2009 7:13 AM

I like the walktrough

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Razorhead October 23, 2009 7:21 AM

Hmmm...
Even with the walkthrough this game is too hard!
I can't finish it!
Do you have any ideas?

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Wolfsrose October 23, 2009 7:22 AM

Oh yes!

*clapclapclapclapclap*

Beautiful! I'm so impressed by this!

...

...

Seriously ?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!??!

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Daphne B. October 23, 2009 7:30 AM

What IF... is going to win the IF comp? Voting ends midnight at November 15?

www.ifcomp.org

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joeykendo October 23, 2009 7:30 AM

this is crazy all we have to work with is a date. this is probably big j.i.g news.

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uh?

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> wait

Time passes...
>

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Patreon Crew SonicLover October 23, 2009 7:45 AM

I get the feeling we're all part of a warped psychology experiment.

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what?

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You got me XD

And thanks for the walkthrough. I've never seen one which tells you everything and yet, nothing at the same time.

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sebbie3000 October 23, 2009 8:02 AM

I ima thinking that by

posting

on here, we are automatically signing up for some kind of wierd mind control experiment, where we each wake up in a room and have no knowledge of how we got there, and few clues as to how to escape...

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Here I am ....
.... waiting for November 16th
I brought a comfortable chair, a filled fridge and a few good books I always wanted to read.

But what if there is no shower near by? Will I be alone then, on November, 16th? Smelling silently? And what if nothing happens that day? Did I waste my time then?

Questions, questions, questions... I will have to wait to November, 16th to find answers, I guess.

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what if I made my comment somewhat late....?

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Zoethedotted October 23, 2009 8:11 AM

Hmmm...
What if? November 16th

What interactive fiction? November 16th

Does this mean..
No more IF?!?!

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What if I am anonymous?

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BlackWolfe Coyoten October 23, 2009 8:33 AM

>wait
Time passes.
>wait
Time passes.
>look clock
It is 7:29 AM (Central) on October 23rd, 2009
>wait
Time passes.
>xyzzy
Nothing happens.
>hint
You seriously need a hint for this?
>wait until November 16th
I'm sorry, I don't understand the word "until." Is this some sort of crazy moon language?
>set clock
Date?
>November 16, 2009
Time?
>7:29 AM
You set the system clock to 7:29 AM (Central) November 16th, 2009. Nothing seems to happen.
>sigh
*SIGH*
>wait
...
(ad infinitum. Or at least ad November 16th)

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BlackWolfe Coyoten October 23, 2009 8:36 AM

@sebbie3000: Urge to write text-based room escape game... overwhelming. Hmmm... wonder if I can do it in PHP? ...That would be a challenge and a half....

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Hmmmmmm... What if....

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Now what?

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That if.

No, I'm not going to tell you why I resigned.

-- No. 16

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why_ra_ra October 23, 2009 9:15 AM

Yay! Finally, people around the world will be celebrating my birthday! My ultra-special birthday as well! The plan worked!

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Master of U October 23, 2009 9:25 AM

Doesn't load for me. It says:"Estimated wait time: 24 days" Any help?

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Following donut's link takes you to a website. The source page for that website takes you to another page that has an FAQ which mentions something called "Zgeneration" - a (roughly) 23 day period where they publish things from their users.

October 24th-November 15th = 23 days (assuming I counted correctly)

May just be coincidence, may not. I don't have time right now to investigate further.

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Homer - "Pthbbb. What if. What if I fell down in the shower.........Oh my God I'd be killed! Aaaaaa!!!"

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like those above me, i'm biting... what if?

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What's happening? October 23, 2009 10:11 AM

Is this game playable or not? I don't know what's going on.

:(

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hmmm.....what if?

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Oh come on, we hate surprises! :p

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ReverendTed October 23, 2009 11:28 AM

Well done Daphne, well done. I'm tossing my chips down on that square.

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What if the world ends?

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At least it's not something like waiting til Dec 21, 2012

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Ok, so we're all stuck in the same place, waiting for Nov 16. Someone has to figure this out, or we'll never finish the game!

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What if we're all eaten by a grue?

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OH MY GOD I JUST FIGURED IT OUT! WE HAVE TO WAIT TILL THE 16TH NOVEMBER! MEANING WE HAVE TO WAIT TILL NOVEMBER 16 2016!

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awesomelyawesomeAJ October 23, 2009 12:26 PM

I will wait until November 16!
~5 minutes later~
0_o *dies*
What if... Bunnies are secretly plotting to take over the earth on November 16 at exactly 3:56 PM??? NOoOoOoOoO!!!

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First!

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*pacing unpatiently up and down* (btw.: Jay, you will have to pay for a new floor!)

*grouching* Are we already near by?

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Oh, wait. Too slow...

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What if what if is what if is if what is if...
Okay, even I'm thoroughly confused.

By the way, I actually do know what my sentance means. :D

*waits*
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What if... hmm...

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Eh?.... My brain hurts....

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what happens if I ace my science exams on the 15th?

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What is "What if"?
How is "What if"?
Where is "What if"?
Why is "What if"?

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Um..First!!

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interesting

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Or perhaps, this is the game. A fiendish game to see what amalgam of results and responses one gets. In this case, does anyone want to trade 2 ores for a wheat?

btw, any comments on Arkham Asylum making the top of GAMES Buyer's Guide to Games 100?

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Anonymous October 23, 2009 2:49 PM

You're teasing us with a single phrase, and telling us to wait until November 16th... This "thing" we're waiting for better be the best fricking thing evar, and free. Otherwise, you're going to have a serious riot on your hands jig.

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Or perhaps, this is the game. A fiendish game to see what amalgam of results and responses one gets. In this case, does anyone want to trade 2 ores for a wheat?

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If What?

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What if... it isn't?

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What if this is a record number of comments in a given amount of time?

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nicee :]

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my interest is peaked now

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ThemePark October 23, 2009 3:34 PM

What if I just came here to post everything that StephenM3 posted? What if I am so tired of these advertising campagins that think they are so clever that they don't even want to tell anything about their product, which just causes them to alienate me and many others, I'm sure?

What if what if might not be a game, but a new feature on JIG, in which case the above still applies?

What if Daphne B. is right on the money with this being about the IF competition?

Frankly, I think she is, and I'm throwing my chips in with you, ReverendTed.

So people, the mystery is solved. The "what if" campaign is either an advertisement for the IF competition, or for JIG's entry into the competition, assuming they have a such.

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DirtyMind October 23, 2009 3:40 PM

I almost did it!!!!

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Interest or curiosity gets "piqued" (pronounced same as "peaked" but spelled differently).

And that's exactly what we're trying to do here, and evidently succeeding way more than expected, so thank you for playing along.

I'm sorry if some of you are feeling irritated or resentful (also to be "piqued") about it, but we have an important announcement to make, and we just want to be sure it's highly anticipated.

Look for more info next week. ;)

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I think I know, I don't think I know, I don't think - think I know, I don't think I think.....

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I'm at the waiting for November 16 part, but it's taking too long.

Am I doing this right?

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tinyflames October 23, 2009 4:15 PM

what if...jesus was a zombie?

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Anonymous October 23, 2009 4:20 PM

look at donuts comment if you go to that site and solve a few simple puzzles u can find out what this is all about

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What if... today was November 16th?

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wow.. curiosa come cosa

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Loving the walkthrough...

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Ooooooh emmmmmm geeee... Fist comment and I'm a sucker for these teaser things. =P

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Jim Gamma October 23, 2009 5:47 PM

Well, according to Wiki's article, a lot has happened on that day in previous years. Several battles, approval of the Articles of Confederation, first assembly of the League of Nations...

There's a lot about space and so on - could this be something related to sci-fi?

There are also a few holidays and observances...

This year, there are two big events known to be scheduled - the LHC (more science stuff?!) and the APEC summit.

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Jim Gamma October 23, 2009 5:49 PM

Erm... wrong day. :o http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/November_16 is better.

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wlangford October 23, 2009 5:52 PM

Ahh, Jay. Being sneaky again. We all know November 16th is the day when you guys take over the world economy. You don't have to hide that anymore. *nodnod*
Unless...You've already...
Oh my god.
*flees*

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ILikeCrows October 23, 2009 6:08 PM

Best walkthrough ever!

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OMG
What If...
Jay is Games made a blog that only said "What If..." and we all fell for the bait and made walkthroughs and comments for no reason, and JiG is sitting there laughing at us...
And then JiG tells us its a prank...
AND THEN SOMETHING TRULY AWESOME HAPPENS ON NOVEMBER 16th!!!
Nah.

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