Ah this was really great, especially for a first game! I felt it almost hopeful at the end, is that weird? The cycle has sadness, but also happiness too.
A Harrowing Harvest
My entry to the "Harvest"-themed Bitsy jam.
First game I've ever made. An absurdist meditation that's really just me channeling my nascent seasonal affective disorder.
Please enjoy, such as it is.
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>I felt it almost hopeful at the end, is that weird?
I don't think it is. I got kind of bummed out while making this, so I thought I'd try to end on as high a note as I could without compromising the theme I chose to go with. :) Glad to know it comes through.
Whoaaa this is so beautiful!! I love it when we can float along the river <3333 The whole concept is so freshh, seriously awesome!
//also, sending some acorns for the poor squirrel <3
Aw, thank you so much!
And yes, the poor guy definitely deserved some acorns, shame I didn't have time to include them. :D
A rather sombre reflection on the cyclic nature of the changing of the seasons. It is very well conveyed through the story and art I thought. And Congratulations on your first game, it's quite an accomplishment for your first one! Good luck on future ones!
This is such a nice comment! Thank you. :)
It originally thought, "Hey, what if you could play as a falling autumn leaf," -- and the whole thing pretty much flowed from there. Depicting the change of seasons was challenging, though, I wish I'd had a bit more time to tweak things. But then I would have missed the game jam deadline, 'cause I'd be traveling.
Whoa. That got a little trippy there at the end. Pretty cool! What are we, anyway? A bird or a leaf? XD
A leaf. I must say I feel a little despondent that I couldn't convey the resemblance. Probably should have stuck with a static sprite instead of trying to be all fancy with animation. :D
Ah, sorry! The sprite looked like a bird that was dancing. I thought they were happy about the fall, though everyone was sad, but now I guess that's wrong, haha. I guess what threw me off was that one end of the leaf seemed to be moving more than the other, like a bird's head. :p
Edit: This is your first game? Very well done!
Yeah, it took me like 6 variations to come up with a sprite that would resemble a leaf in the wind, but even then it wasn't 100 percent legible. Oh well. :)
>Edit: This is your first game? Very well done!
Yes, it is! Having a deadline of a game jam + a simple engine like Bitsy was very helpful for dipping my toes into game dev and getting it done. :) Thank you!
Very cool! I love the minimalism and the choice of colors.
Congrats on your first game!