I finally got around to playing From Ivan. Just like Cosmonet, it had me laughing in delighted fits. Y'all make absolutely witty and endearing games together. <3
A downloadable game for Windows and macOS
TO: HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER (HRM)
FROM: BRANCH OPERATIONS SUPERIOR SUPERVISOR (BOSS)
As our new Human Resources Manager, your job is to manage our human resources, which means picking out the best greeting card to send people on the many occasions when sending a greeting card is appropriate. Studies show that distributing appropriate cards has a significant impact on the mood, productivity, and long-term outcomes. Do not take this responsibility lightly.
From Ivan is a short branching narrative game where you control the story indirectly by sending mail to your friends, family, and coworkers. It was created by Sean Bouchard, Martzi Campos, and Will Campos. Music by Kyle Laporte.
- Receive mail from your boss, coworkers, family, and friends
- Send greeting cards to mark a wide variety of special occasions
- Maybe find love?
- Eight different endings based on your choices
This game is a companion piece to Cosmonet. You do not need to play Cosmonet to enjoy From Ivan.
|Release date||May 14, 2018|
|Authors||Sean Bouchard Bloom, Martzi|
|Made with||Unity, IndieCade|
|Tags||2D, Alternate History, greeting-cards, Multiple Endings, reading, relationship, Sci-fi, Short, Story Rich, Unity|
|Average session||About a half-hour|
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If you like Emily is away, if you enjoy controlling your own story. And if you enjoy having freedom in a game then I suggest this whole-heartedly. Effort and passion was poured into this game, and it shows with its quality.
Hey, thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed the game, and we really appreciate the endorsement. <3
I really really like this game its unique and fun to play
This is a very cool game with some unexpectedly difficult decisions. I never would have thought I would have to choose between traditional, aggressively fun, and inspirational graduation cards lol. Even though I kept getting Sasha and Natasha confused for some reason (totally my fault for not paying attention), I really enjoyed the story that this game tells. Thank you for an excellent game!
I really enjoed playing this game
There's a lot of depth for a "simple" premise that this game has. I'm highly impressed!
This game was a lot of fun for how simple it was. I loved the story (Not because I too love space) but because it was so wholesome
I just finished playing this and I have to say I really enjoyed it. Kinda reminds me of ''Papers, Please''.
My other half has just played this and really enjoyed it, she's looking forward to playing your other game Cosmonet.
I downloaded it from the windows download and it said I needed to download unity player. well I did that as well and it still wont open up.
Hi! I'll take a look at this, but make sure you unzip the whole folder, and then keep the executable in the same directory as the _data folder and the Unity .dll file that were zipped up with it.
absolutely loved the game! I still haven't finished it but here's my part 1 its about 20 min long.
Hey there - unable to open the app on a mac (10.11.6) - it's saying "The Application 'From Ivan' can't be opened" - no error number, unfortunately.
Eep! I'll take a look at it. Thanks for letting us know!
Okay, I've uploaded a new build. You'll have to re-download the OSX version to try it out. I tried a slightly different build process this time around, and tested it on a Mac laptop, so I'm hoping it will work for you. If not, please let me know and we will figure out what is going wrong!
This game was great, also;
My feelings! ;(
Holy crap this is a really good game. I absolutely loved this, and I recommend it to just about everyone! I see this going places, so Mr. developer sir, ya better keep working on this, create more stuffs or somethin. Thanks!
Great game! Loved the quirky letters and the responses you got from them, not to mention the world I would love to learn more about. Looking forward to playing Cosmonet next!
I really enjoyed this one, great work!
wow, i didnt see that ending comming!
this was a very fun game, yet short. also depressing :)
its not letting me download even tho I have a Mac
I'm sorry to hear that you're having a problem! Can you tell me anything else about the issue? Are you receiving and error message or anything?
In this game I really felt the aura of good humor... and potentially even the isolation.
I've played through one ending of the game, and I love it. Hilarious, heart-warming, and spot on. Definitely a process-of-elimination kind of game to experience.
Oh gosh this is such a sad game
I played your other game too, keep it up!
A great choose your own adventure game. Loved playing it. great work guys!
I liked this quite a bit! Very cute. Wished we could get to know the players more, but that's about it.
Here is my playthrough!
I love playing this game. It made me realize how each greeting card can impact on how it goes in the end from the recipient being thankful to yelling at you for being insensitive. Also, you have to make some pretty tough choices in the latter of the game.
You guys did amazing on this!! Absolutely love it!! Great job!!
Hey! I really enjoyed your game! One of my favorite aspects was the fact that it was based in Russia (I'm Russian). The game was increadibly done and is very fun to play. it is very easy to get into and the journy is worth it! Thank you for making it and i can't wait for more!
Made a video
From Ivan is a game about cards. Cards for people who need them. Everything from "congrats on your meteor shower" to "Sorry for your loss". Will we get the girl? Will we keep our job?
i Had no idea what i was playing i went in blind i didnt even look at the tralier.
First off, I absolutely adored this game. It was slightly confusing at first, but I quickly became acustomed to the ways of this (futuristic?) world. I got really attached to the characters even though it was a half hour experience. The style is fantastic and the sounds (and furthermore soundtrack) were fabulous.
Looking forward to more content from you guys.
Whoa this was really good. For a 30min game I really wasn't expecting to have so many favorite moments! Definitely going to play through it again soon!
Hi there :) This is a great game, however I think I came across a bug. When I picked the Stay Strong card for the colleague in an accident, the response from his wife suggested I picked the bee-themed one. Just thought you might want to check that out, and otherwise I'm loving the game so far!
Thank you so much! I'm investigating this bug right now and will let you know when it's fixed.
Found it! There was a typo in the script. So sorry about that, but thank you for pointing it out! The files have been fixed so if you download the game again, it should work this time.
Really appreciate your kind words about the game, too!