music: arête by brambles 

made for the 14th monthly bitsy jam

use your arrow keys to walk around and interact

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TagsBitsy, bitsyjam, poem, Walking simulator


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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.

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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.

Absolutely beautiful.

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.

just beautiful.

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.

i like it made me compare me and everyone that wants me to help them 

holy shit

Oh wow, i think i almost cried. This was gorgeous, i was needing this. It was beautiful. Thank you so much.

One of the most beautiful pieces of art I have seen in a long time. This will go on with me for a while, I am sure. 

Thank you so much.

This game is so touching and well-crafted. Thank you for giving me the chance to play it. I love it a lot. 

this is such a beautiful game. from the music to the story, everything was just gorgeous. it really speaks to me, in a way. 

This is beautiful. One of the simplest yet moving games I've played.

oohhHHH GOD i am actually crying. WOW. That was phenomenal. like a kids story. ugh the art the music the dialogue the colors the EVERYTHING were amazing. i love it <3

Thank you. This was beautiful. You brought tears to my eyes.

Wow this was great. Good use of repetition to set up expectations and then freak me out when stuff starts changing.

That was really beautiful, wow. 

I love bitsy games like this. the visuals are simple and let the player do a little imagination on what they're seeing, and it makes them focus on the story more. this was very emotional to play, but it ended on such a wonderful note.

You have changed my perception in a way I can't explain.

The story-telling, the music, the art, they all lingered in harmony for your acceptance. It was poetic in a way even the most beautiful of words would only fail to describe and for that I thank you.

You have constructed a story that your mind dared to embark on and we all admire to witness the fantastic results. Thank you so much.

P.S. You chose an excellent song. Arête is one of my new favorite songs now.


This is probably one of the prettiest  games I've ever sat through in a while. The music and scenery were utterly breathtaking, and the story was really powerful and moving.

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