UNDER A STAR CALLED SUN

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a sci-fi bitsy game about grieving, holding on to fading memories, and carrying the world on your shoulders, made for LIMINAL magazine's GLITCH series, released in June 2020 as part of the Emerging Writers' Festival.

use wasd or arrow keys to move and interact
content warning: allusions to grief, death
click on the title screen at the beginning if it’s unresponsive at first

soundtrack: Elegy For A Cosmonaut, made in beepbox.co

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for Ruslan

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Absolutely incredible - thank you so much for making and sharing this :) 

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Loved it. I have been wanting to play something like this for a long time. I too am a visual person and it did a great job at amplifying the writing.

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amazing, thank you for making this! still have to play though the second choice at the end; cant wait!

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I, I can't describe this game in words.

Just play it to see for yourself.

10/10.

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Holy... this legit got me tearing up

Well done

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Wow...just...breathtaking. It truly made me feel. It was perfect. 

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Beautiful. Very moving and the way it goes full circle at the end was powerful. Art and soundtrack are on point. Well deserving of awards.

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gosh, it is perfect

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this game /feels/, man...

love the music

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The music and everything is so beautiful it makes my heart ache

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;-; it's perfect

Would you be able to make a downloadable version?

i could! is there an issue with the in-browser one?

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i just like being able to actually have a game on my computer, and not just tied to the internet.

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that's fair! just made a downloadable version available :) 

it's really just a html page and the music file, but it should work fine in any browsers offline. let me know if you encounter any issues!

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ummmm, you made me cry so hard

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beautiful game, thank you :(

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MESSAGE START: While traveling through the stars, I played this beautiful game that invoked so many emotions with very little. The music, the graphics, the narrative, all these things I will remember as long as my memory does not fail me. ...Thank you!. MESSAGE SENT FROM A FELLOW TRAVELLER ON THE LEFTFIELD

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Found this via the Leftfield Collection at Pax Online/EGX Digital. A very beautiful work about memories and grieving. I really love the music. I absolutely love finding little games like this and I can't wait to check out more of your work!

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Just beautiful!! 😭

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This was beautiful and moving :')

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This game was so beautiful; I would compare it to being in a music video or an immersive theatre experience. It reminded me so much of grieving my grandmother, that I shed a few tears. Thank you. 

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so incredibly good

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thanks so much! love your work 💖

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ahhh thanks!! massive fan of all your games :D

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Wow

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Absolutely stunning! This took my breath away, great job!

This story was beautiful. I wasn't prepared by the ripping out of my heart lol

oh i looove this!!

That was so so good

That was beautiful.

i did cry.

This has such a beautiful story... Maybe to show that these people are the main characters friends/family/lover or whatever we could have the main character as a different color next time? Idk if this was due to the jams rules or not but I think a blue color would of worked great (helps capture the emotion in the character).

the sprites were actually blue when i started making the game but i changed it because it didn’t stand out against the background. all the sprites are the same colour because that’s how Bitsy works! also this isn’t a jam game!

Oh cool. Also my bad i thought it was a jam game, I thought i read something for some reason. Would you mind if i used the memory decay idea for a game I am making. I'll be sure to credit you!

would there be anything id be able to contact you on? instagram? facebook?

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That was really great.

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thank you. thank you so much. beautiful.

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thank you so, so much for this absolutely stunning game <3 <3 <3 

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This made me cry, it's so beautiful. I love the music also

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Breathtaking, and hits close to home in a good way.

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i was destroyed by this game. the way you used the repetition, the metaphor of regrowth, the everything??? this game is a gem. thank you so much for making this.

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This game made me cry. I'm so glad I played it.

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this is so good. makes me wish to play a long game in this style.

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haha i dont know if i'd be able to pull off long form games in bitsy! but for a longer experience in bitsy, may i suggest the game Redlander https://sunspider.itch.io/redlander which is currently in development... it's very good and seeing sneak peeks to its development is an absolute delight!

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oh my god dude

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utterly gorgeous and moving. your work inspires me so much!!

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That was a wonderful experience!
I really loved to play it. Made my day!

Thank you! 

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This is probably the best bitsy game I've ever played.

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