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ISHI is a bite-size existential pet simulator. Given its meditative constitution, if you’ve been struggling with intrusive thoughts or anything depressive recently, I don’t recommend playing it.

My intention was to offer some relief for these kinds of feelings and thoughts through the interaction of a “pet” (I guess pretty much everyone will have to deal with them sooner or later), but my writing may not be the best for many people. So be warned.

If you do play ISHI, I hope you can enjoy it with tranquility. Peace.

Note: There is a spirit ending! You have to find out where to click! :D Also, there are two kinda secret endings if you play around with balancing the constitution.


art and code by maruki: http://twitter/com/marukihurakami

nyx8 palette by Javier Guerrero: https://twitter.com/Xavier_Gd/

Mini Pixel font by eitoa: https://eitoa.itch.io/

song “Carried Along” by Zodiax: https://zodiax.newgrounds.com/

song “Sweet Dreams” by snokums: https://opengameart.org/users/snokums

CSS only particle system by Robin Selmer: https://codepen.io/robinselmer/pen/mRjoXr

CSS only Gradient Buttons with Background-Color Change by Captain Anonymous: https://codepen.io/anon/pen/dQaNBO

thanks to sugoidev for the always awesome husbandry, company and proofreading!

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This is probably one of the most gorgeous games/experiences I've taken in quite a while. It reminds me of David O'Reilly's Mountain. It's absolutely stunning. Thank you!

maruki responds:

I'm extremely happy to know that. Thank you.

Okay, so I may have went here because it has my nickname in all-caps... but, wow this is really enlightening! It's like it was calling out to me. :O

maruki responds:

I'm happy to know it was a pleasant experience for you

Crystals mean a lot to me, it could be spiritual or maybe just a comfort thing, and I've gone through a rough life thus far, when it said I found a tiny polished me it warmed my heart. Thank you for giving me a gift of self forgiveness. <3

maruki responds:

Thank you. You have no idea how much this review makes me happy.

Haha nice story and an intriguing game! I was expecting a simpler one, but wow!
Good job, it was fun! :D
And I'll steal your twine technology for my twine games :D

maruki responds:

Thank you, I'm glad you liked it!
Oh, and please do! If you want any piece of code to include something I used on your games, just PM me!

This is an amazing game! I got all the endings!

maruki responds:

That's great! I'm happy to know you enjoyed it!

Credits & Info

3.46 / 5.00

Dec 4, 2018
7:14 PM EST
Simulation - Pet / Buddy