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Sheltered - GGJ 2019 Submission

this year's global game jam theme is "what home means to you". while a lot of people made games relating to family values, nostalgia, and homelands, we made something a little bit more personal.

the comforts of our home often make us feel safe and secure, but it may also become a crutch that prevents us from living

me (@Snackbyte) and alex (@Xelalanana) made a short game (around 5 to 15 minutes long) over 48 hours about what it's like. it's not exactly fun in the traditional sense of the word, but nevertheless we hope that the game is engaging and makes those emotions more understandable

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Simply beautiful

How many days does this game go, an entire year?

Snackbyte responds:

Some people take two weeks, others take months...

Ultimately, it's up to you! :D
Hopefully that helps, if you're stuck!

damn, such a simplified game can have a deep meaning. we find solitude and comfort in our own rooms but we fail to realize that sometimes, these rooms can become a prison. a prison that we can leave but choose not to. I was honestly expecting some undertale rip-off but here I am enjoying a symbolic insight of today's culture.

well done.

phenomenal. this game made me cry lol,,, can relate

I quite like this game! Sure, it's not traditionally entertaining, but I like the message you guys were trying to tell about people who struggle with depression or anxiety (at least, that's what I'm assuming this is all about).
Next time, though, maybe make what the player's supposed to do a little more clear? It looks like a lot of people are confused as to what the life bar is and what they're supposed to do to reach the ending. It took me a while to figure out too, and even then I wasn't really sure as to whether or not I was playing correctly.

Overall though, this is a pretty good first game! It's simple, has a message (even if it might be a bit unclear) and the art is cute.

Credits & Info

3.34 / 5.00

Jan 30, 2019
11:50 AM EST
Simulation - Other