I like how this simple game is so popular and highly rated. People always likes something which can move their heart. From this, I am motivated to create a game myself (even though I know nothing about game development).
music: arête by brambles
made for the 14th monthly bitsy jam
use your arrow keys to walk around and interact
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im glad novena inspired you! this game is the first one i ever made, and it was made with a game engine named bitsy, which is fairly easy to use even if you dont know anything about game development.
Simple, but poignant. I needed to see this. Thank you for your wonderful work!
Nice work!The music and the story are both amazing,and i also like the detail changes of the background.
So beautiful!! Used everything you could; the art is gorgeous and the text is so sincere and the story is touching and the music is so perfectly suited.
Just beautiful, very touching.
Impressively beautiful ♥
This was a really touching and beautiful story. The soundtrack was amazing, and the simple design was really nice. I liked how the background changed as you kept going back. This was just a stunning creation!
Beautiful interactive ballad.
ribbit. for I am a frog. This game is short yet amazing. ribbity rib rib (That's frog for, um.... ribbit)
This was really touching!
Wonderful poem, about the value of the prayer, to celebrate the cosmic whole. Excellent Work
this is amazing it makes me want to try change
What a beautiful story. I feel as though the "ocean" is someone who always gives, but never receives help when it comes to friendship until the main character came along, and in the end they helped each other through whatever they were going through. That's just my perspective though, I'm sure there's many others for everyone. Masterpiece! <3
i frickin love it!!!
it really moved me. thanks
So, so beautiful. This really moved me, so powerful.
So simple, yet so powerful.
The music it's amazing.
The whole experience brought me to tears, I can't explain why.
This is beautiful.
Who would have thought you can play a poem.
Ahh this is wonderful! So nicely crafted
So, so beautiful. Wow.
OMG I had goosebumps this is so beautifully made!!!!!
holy shit. Beautiful. Thank you.
oh wow it is so beautiful! I feel I just played a poem. Thank you for this game
The art and story is beautiful. I enjoyed every second of going through it. Thank you
I hadn't listened to Brambles in a very, very long time! Beautiful little experience, thank you so much <3
quite good < 3 thank you!
Ah, this is gorgeous <3 I have a lot of mixed-up resonance with ocean imagery, but this was an absolute delight to play--very emotional, and so, so beautiful.
It is always a treat to see what talented people can do with such a limited toolset. Thank you for this touching story Haraiva.
I'm crying ;_;
It is a beautiful game with a touching story. I really enjoyed it.
Pretty art and music with a touching story... I loved it.
This really makes my heart warm <3 it really touched me and its beautiful to see that this game its gonna touch others people's heart. You are amazing!
this is a gorgeous little game <3
this was so inspiring!
Novena is a very beautiful, little story about friendship.
The music and the story are very evokative. Even the visuals are beautifully created, as it is hard to distinguish anything from its ZX Spectrum-style graphics and much is left to the imagination. At points when the environment has degraded, it becomes impossible to make out anything at all and you feel unsettled because of it.
this was beautiful.