The Road Back Home
This game is powered by the bitsy engine. It is an exploration game, so please take the time to enjoy the environments you find yourself in on your journey.
Desktop: W/A/S/D to move. Bump objects to interact.
Mobile: Swipe a direction to move that way. Bump objects to interact.
|Tags||Atmospheric, Bitsy, Exploration, Narrative, Pixel Art|
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fun! i liked the snow prints!
Thank you for playing! I'm glad you enjoyed the game.
ur welcome! also, i was wondering, how did you make the snow prints? the're very cool :)
The snow prints are a single tile (with no walls) added to every cell in the room. I then cover these tiles with a collectable item that is blank white. When the "snow" item is touched by the player it is picked up, revealing the footprint pattern underneath
Thank you for the game!
I loved how laconic visual style is. Leaving traces on the snow was nice feedback and I liked how it was used later in the cavern when I literally groped the shape of the maze with them. After leaving the cavern, when I first saw traces on the snow I was like 'Damn, I'm going in circles!'. But then it got to me that those were someone else's and it made me feel comfortable.
This is wonderful, thank you for sharing your experience of the game!
Hey, this was a really lovely and thoughtful experience. I fully admit to playing around in the snow and making shapes with my footprints in the first couple screens, then switching between exploration and focused travel for each sort of story beat depending on what I was feeling at the time. Made for something... I dunno, linear but still with my own spin on things, and it was set up really, really well.
(I also really hope my I was able to keep ahold of the meat, I'd have hated to go through all that with only a handful of berries to show for it, lol)
Thank you for playing! I'm glad you enjoyed both doodling in the snow and following along with the short story. I spent quite a while playing in the snow myself while making it...
(As for the meat... all I can say is that no matter what, your family is glad you made it home)
(I suppose it's one of those things that is up to what the player thinks happened, huh? That works just fine by me!)