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Sep 27, 2008 | 9:07 PM EDT
  • Daily 3rd Place September 29, 2008

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Author Comments

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.

Reviews


CaptainVideoCaptainVideo

Rated 5 / 5 stars September 28, 2008

Sweet (in an older sense of the word)

I enjoyed this very much! It was very nice, in a way I don't think I was meant to understand entirely. As for the reviewer below who called the animation "crappy," I would like to counterpoint with something cartoonist Scott McCloud once said in an illustrated book he'd written on cartooning.

The entire book was narrated by a caricature of Scott, and at one point the caricature abruptly turned into a very well done self-portrait. He drew himself more simply not because he HAD to but because, as he explained, he felt people could relate better to simpler drawings, because with fewer details there was a better chance they could impose their images of themselves onto those characters. In the world of video games, eight-bit sprites are caricatures. Any of us could be the boy on the moon or the girl in the boat.

In a website unfettered by censorship, it's very heartnening to know that there are some people who still default to looking at the nicer parts of being human. Thank you.


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RiuChanRiuChan

Rated 5 / 5 stars August 31, 2012

I just love the "I am your moon" ending :D
Good game.


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ConstantOneConstantOne

Rated 5 / 5 stars October 2, 2008

Great job

Call me crazy, but there's something "romantic" about pixel games. Their simple animations often leave the most lasting impressions, a unique legacy that the photorealism of many modern games can't match. How many of us remember Monkey Island, or Day of the Tentacle, or Full Throttle (and so many others) as our favorite games of all time?

Yeah, I'm getting a bit sentimental for a site like Newgrounds, but I truly feel these are the greatest games of all time. "I Wish I Were the Moon" somehow captures a piece of that magic, short as it is. Looking forward to your next submission.


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newchao999newchao999

Rated 5 / 5 stars October 3, 2008

Interesing idea

But you made it work.



xEnoxelxEnoxel

Rated 5 / 5 stars May 15, 2014

You know, this is one of those few games you find around these days. Simple, yet realistic and relaxing. You know, a game without all those gore, bloodshed, violence and all? Yeah, we need more of those games.

There may not be that much to say about this game, but I've got a few sentences for it. I appreciate the simplicity and it's pixel-art style, but when I first played this game, thought it had only one ending. Well, boom, surprise! There's multiple endings! And what I truly enjoyed is that you have the power to change their fate!

Woot, ever expect that in a simplistic game? ... Yeah probably.

So, It's a 5/5 for me! Great job! :D