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The bystander

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You went hiking on the mountains, when suddenly you hear thunders in the distance. Fortunately, there seem to be a little town in sight...

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Another little something made to see what Bitsy is capable of. It's an exploration game, with a couple of puzzles here and there. This one is longer than "It came from outside".

Arrow keys to move. Bump into things to interact with them. Step on doors to enter them (when possible).

Again, thanks to wjhollyart for his help and support! He also made me know the "Image to Bitsy" tool, which I used to import the drawings of the close-ups. Check it out!
A big thank to Pandoryk, who allowed me to use his music, and to add the thunder sound effects to it (helping me to circumvent the "no-sounds-allowed" limitation of Bitsy)!
Hope you enjoy the ride!

Additional note: with some computers (laptop ones, from what I've seen) players may experience lag in some in-game screens. Unfortunately, this is a Bitsy flaw when it comes to displaying screens with lots of tiles. I'm sorry that I can't do much about it.

(Anti-frustration tip: should you die, there's no need to do again what you have previously done. All puzzles give you hints about what to do, and once you've got that knowledge, there's no need to solve them again).
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UPDATE:
A lot of people told me that they couldn't hear the game's soundtrack. I've tried playing this game in Chrome, and heard nothing too. I've tried with another Bitsy game which has sound, and heard nothing as well. My guess is that, as another Bitsy game dev told me, these problems are caused by the latest Chrome update. If you can't hear any sound, try using another browser (Firefox works for sure, afaik).
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UPDATE 2:
Fixed the spelling mistakes. A big thank you to CsoiretgeFsM, who did an impressive proofreading work and helped me to fix those mistakes!
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EDIT:
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Another great story told in a very cool way! the visuals and the music really reinforce the creepy atmosphere! The first shot of one the citizens looking up at the sky kinda freaked me out! Can't wait to see more amazing stories b told like this! Keep it up!

Nirag responds:

Thank you very much for your kind words!

Love the concept

Nirag responds:

Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

cant hear shat

Nirag responds:

As I've written in the description, it's an issue caused by the latest Chrome update. An issue that, when present, affects all games done with Bitsy that have a soundtrack. Try with a different browser.

Nice game, the music makes it even more ominous!

Nirag responds:

Thank you very much!

As simple as this looks, you've really brought out the creepy and uneasy atmosphere really well! I played this at daylight, 10 AM, and I still found myself trying to partially cover my screen in case of any jumpscares or the creepy ass faces of the townsfolk lmao. I avoided getting killed, and I must admit I'm kinda curious how that would play out, but nah I'm too chicken to see lol.

I guess the flowers symbolized something, and I get the idea of what it is, though I'm not 100% sure. Also, whatever happened to the drunk man? I also thought the door in the house had to be unlocked but I guess it's left as a mystery. I have also additional questions about the ending but it's spoiler-ish so I'll keep it to myself.

Great little game! It definitely brought out the spooks.

Nirag responds:

Thank you very much!!
I'll send you a pm about your questions, just to avoid spoilers!

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Oct 1, 2018
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