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Jul 17, 2012 | 10:33 AM EDT

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"Can a bigger falling star make a bigger wish come true?"

This small 'game poem' will let you find out. If you are not happy with the ending, go ahead and wish again. You might get surprised :).

'The Wish' is the result of a short game jam in which we have tried to present the media 'game' in a more distinctive and esthetic way.

Good luck!

Instructions
Use your mouse to collect as many stars as possible, while avoiding the red and evil clouds.

UPDATE:
Thank you all for your great feedback to this small and special project of us!
For all of you who interested in the music:
It was written & performed by 'Jan Maru' Napitupulu during the jam and especially for this game. Right now there is no official download version for it, because it will be part of his first album, which he is planning to produce as a "Kickstarter" project.
If you like to support 'his wish' :) or just want to stay informed about the progress, send a mail to thewish@beardshaker.com or join us on Facebook www.facebook.com/Beardsha kerGames .

Reviews


TheEntertainerTheEntertainer

Rated 5 / 5 stars

A beautiful game without the expected clutter. No highscores, or score at all for that matter. No dialogue, no backstory and no cutscenes. Deceptively simple text tells you to click for a wish, and suddenly you become that wish, or a guide to that wish as it travels across the sky. I felt a strange mix of emotions I rarely feel from movies and games.

I felt a sad desperation, as if every option before wishing had already been exhausted.
I felt confused. As the description asks, can a bigger falling star make a wish more likely to come true? How can a wish help?
I felt a motivation. Is this guiding of a wish symbolic for making your dreams into reality? I like this idea.

Great art, amazing music. The smallest and strongest story I've seen in a while.


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BeardshakerGames responds:

We are so happy about your great feedback, because you are describing a lot of the emotions we intended to express with this small 'game poem'. Thank you! :)


danny893danny893

Rated 4 / 5 stars

c-c-cool beans!



VladimirVectorVladimirVector

Rated 2 / 5 stars

not so quality, its just 20 seconds of bad gameplay with no results, score, endings, or anything


BeardshakerGames responds:

Yeah, you're right. The 'gameplay' is small. In our next project like this, we'll try to inject more gameplay aspects. Thanks for the feedback!


flamewolf393flamewolf393

Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

Nice art, but what kind of game is only 30 seconds long? Give us a story, and some point to the game. It seems like this was probably made as just a concept, go back and make a full game out of it please. I like your style and this has potential.


BeardshakerGames responds:

Thanks for your comment! ... and we agree: it is very short. Our game jam topic has been '60 seconds gameplay' so for this game the length fits perfectly :). But in the near future we will pick up the style and create another game like that, with more content in it. We hope to see you again then :).


mastermike3000mastermike3000

Rated 4 / 5 stars

i like the music... Wahts the name of this?


BeardshakerGames responds:

The song has been created by Jan during our game jam. It's original title is "Falling", but I think by now the song will be best known as "The Wish", so it propably renamed ;).... you can find more details about the msuic in the updated author comments section above.