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I wish I were the Moon

rated 4.39 / 5 stars
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Sep 27, 2008 | 9:07 PM EDT
  • Daily 3rd Place September 29, 2008

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A very short experimental game. I'd love to have your feedback... Thanks for playing!

Development Facts:

* As nikatu mentioned on the reviews, it is inspired on Italo Calvino's "The Distance of the Moon"
* The music is "Lamento di Tristano and La Rotta" by Cheryl Ann Fulton. Used under Creative Commons License.



Rated 5 / 5 stars


This is the most original game I've seen in a long time. I loved the animation (I'm a fan of pixels) and the audio choices were perfect.
Some of the endings were difficult to get, like putting them on the seagul for instance. Although the "Tragedy" ending was pretty easy for me *insert maniacal laughter* Excelent game.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


There are all too many platformers, shooters and arcade games out there, so I love seeing different games.

This is a very elegant and simple puzzle game. I certainly haven't seen anything like it before. I've had very complex and advanced games lose my attention much earlier than it took to play this game, so in that sense it succeeded in entertaining me for longer.

Which just shows the importance of clever design.

10/10. Obviously there are better games out there, but for what you intended to do (an experimental game) you succeeded.

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Rated 4 / 5 stars


To start off, This is a pretty cute flash danielben :) I had some fun playing it. ^-^

You can take a photo of and transfer anything that can FIT INSIDE the photo box.
You can put people on the bird.


If you are unimaginative or just plain lazy (Or you can't for the life of you figure out the last one >.< )

Ending 1 of 5 "LOST LOVE" - Put the guy on the raft with the girl.
Ending 2 of 5 "SEAGUL TRIP" - Drop both the guy AND girl on the Seagul.
Ending 3 of 5 "TRAGEDY" - Drop either guy or girl (Or both by putting the girl ontop of the guy on the moon and taking a photo of them both at the same time) Into the OCEAN (blue stuff)
Ending 4 of 5 "I AM YOUR MOON" - Put the GIRL on the moon with enough room to seperately photograph the guy, then put the guy on the raft
Ending 5 of 5!!! "BRING ME THE MOON!" - Put the guy on the seagul long enough for the moon to float away.
When the moon becomes small (Small enough now to take a photo of it huh?)
Wait for the guy to get back in the picture (On the seagul), then take a picture of the moon, then drop it in the guys arms!!! [My most favoritest ending hehe ^-^ ]

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Rated 4 / 5 stars


... <english translation below> Me gusto mucho este juego, es muy inteligente y conmovedor. Curiosamente, también es simple, solamente eso no lo hace peor.

En términos de gráficos, esto son simples, pero todavía consigue llevar absolutamente un poco de la emoción. ¡De hecho, pienso que este toque miniminalista mejora realmente la película! ¡La interface es buena, usando el mecanismo de una foto para transferir a la gente, fue muy inteligente!

¡También, Italo Calvino es grandes escritor y es agradable considerar que el todavía puede inspirar a la gente hoy en dia! Le recomiendo leer su libro de ensayos: Porqué debemos leer las obras clásicas.

Total, ésta es una gran idea que fue ejecutada muy bien. ¡Aclamaciones y alabanzas por hacer un juego tan agradable!

I liked this game alot, it is very clever and heartwarming. Curiously simple too, but that dosen't make it any less good.

In terms of graphics, it is very simply drawn, but still manages to convey quite a bit of emotion. In fact, I think that this minimilistic touch actually improves the movie! The interface was great, using a photo mechanism to transfer the people was very clever!

Also, Italo Calvino is a great writer and it's nice to see that he can still inspire people to this day! I recommend you read his book of essays: Why we should read the classics.

Overall, this was a great idea that was very well executed. Cheers and kudos for making such an enjoyable game!

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

very interesting...

nice little experiment
a bit of the little prince to isn't there?
great job

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